Decades ago The Fly Shop® recognized that the demand for privacy and quality fishing had far outstripped all but the most remote public resources.
With that in mind, we intensified our commitment to the protection of existing resources, promotion of catch-and-release regulations, and pushing the wild trout concept. At the same time, we began looking for fishing spots where fly rodders might enjoy quality, secluded fly fishing for a modest fee.
The Fly Shop® searched for long-term private leases of property (not previously accessible to the public), and began offering fishing at several ranches, homes, and cabins in our area along with exclusive access to a few select lakes and trout streams.
Many have required painstaking habitat improvement and restoration. Most, like the Antelope Creek Ranch, Kutras Clear Creek Ranch, Bailey Creek, Rock Creek Lake, Battle Creek, Hat Creek Ranch, and Lake Christine had been posted and off limits for decades. Only Circle 7 and Spinner Fall shares limited access with the public. All are managed exclusively as catch-and-release destinations, and we allow fly fishing only. Angling pressure is intentionally kept very light on our private waters to ensure a terrific fishing experience. These Private Waters are only available through The Fly Shop. Call anytime for reservations or information. We maintain up-to-the-minute calendars and can help with your choice or confirm any reservation immediately.
The Fly Shop® is proud to announce that we have now partnered with California Trout and The Conservation Angler (two of the American West’s most conscientious environmental stewards) to help support and fund their conservation efforts through our domestic and international travel destinations.
Every time a member of Cal Trout or The Conservation Angler makes a reservation with us to Alaska, Kamchatka, Argentina, Mexico, or any other of our local or worldwide fishing destination, we’ll be making a donation to their organization equal to 2% of the cost of the package.
These two conscientious environmental stewards work to ensure wild fish and their environs are healthy, protected, and flourish. California Trout is a nonprofit organization ensuring resilient wild fish thrive in healthy waters for a better California. The Conservation Angler advocates for the protection, scientific study, and conservation of iconic wild anadromous fish populations and the rivers in which they thrive.
This is one of the first of many similar announcements we present and we hope will become a revolutionary conservation alliance in our sport.