Northern California Stream Report

There are several hundred miles of rivers, creeks, lakes and streams within easy striking distance of The Fly Shop® in Redding.

It’s not surprising that quite a bit of water is set aside as fly fishing only, catch-and-release, with special closures and regulations designed to help ensure that the fishing around here will stay good for generations. The Fly Shop staff will custom-tailor the day and guide to your ability and interests, putting you on the best local water.

Trout and steelhead fishing here isn’t a season; it’s a way of life at The Fly Shop®, and we’ve got fine fishing nearly 365 days of the year. Whether it’s a beautiful spring or fall day, blistering hot mid-summer afternoon, or snow-covered winter morning, we’ve got the staff and the guides that can handle it. We’ll also help with flies and equipment, lodging, and transportation if you need it.

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Fall River Report

Upated:  June 20, 2024

Report: We heard that the Hex hatch has just begun. We'll keep an eye on whether or not it stabilizes ad is on every night. Fishing has continued to improve and we are now seeing summer conditions on the river with a Trico spinner fall early in the morning followed up by the PMD fall. The small Angler's Curse are coming off along with PMDs, Baetis and Callibaetis. Bring your Adams assortment from #22 - 12 to cover everything. Bring some CDC Trico Spinners and Hackle Stacker Tricos for the morning and for the PMD fall in the morning bring your Rusty Spinners in #16, the PMD Challenged or #14 Last Chance Cripple in Pink Albert for the hatch. Swinging and stripping leeches will round out your day for some good grabs. Sweet Peas, olive X-Mays, and Peaches N' Cream will work for you right now. A variety of Pheasant Tail nymphs from size 12 up to 18 is always a good plan as well. For dries, you best chances will come in the morning with the spinners, and during the hatch probably around 10 or 11. If you would like to reserve a day with a guide this spring for some great dry fly fishing on California's finest spring creek, give Bryan or Chris a call in Outfitters at 800-669-3474.

Hot Flies: 
Lance's Jigged X-May
Weiss BP Nymph
Norman's Wiggletails
Pheasant Tails
Mercer's Missing Link
Zug Bugs
Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leeches

Hat Creek Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: Good reports from anglers fishing the section above the Hwy 299 bridge with some Golden Stones and Caddis coming off in the faster water sections. Callibaetis will be found in the slower sections between the Powerhouse 2 Riffle and the 299 bridge. There are still some salmon flies coming off. The PMD hatches should become more prolific and consistent day to day this week. Bring your Hackle Stackers, Griffith's Gnats, and a stealthy approach. The PMD Challenged in #14, Milla Time May PMD #16, Sparkle Stacker PMD #18, and the Mayfly Cripple Limestone #16 are good dries during a hatch. Nymph-wise, the BP Weiss nymph, X-Mays in #18, or Sweet Peas are great to have along with some Peaches n' Green. Hat is great this time of year!

Hot Flies: 
Lance's Jigged X-May
Rubberlegs
Sweet Pea Jigged Baetis
Pheasant Tails
Mercer's Missing Link
S&M Nymph
Walt's Worm
Peaches n' Green
BP Weiss Nymph

Klamath River Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: It will be a while before the Klamath will be clear enough to fish. This is good news! The remaining dams will be removed over the next six to seven months and the anadromous species, Steelhead and Chinook Salmon, will once again have access to cold springs and spawning grounds above. Preparations to stage equipment and move the hatchery was completed in the last couple of weeks, and the lake drawdowns have begun. The release from Iron Gate was bumped up to 2,500 CFS and there is a lot of sediment coming down the river. We will keep you posted on the progress of this largest of it's type project through the year.

Hot Flies: 

Eggs:
Clown Egg
Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink or Salmon Egg
Boles Bazookas

Nymphs:
Pat's Rubberlegs - #4-8
Coppertop Duracell - #16
Red Copper Johns - #14-18
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
Beaded Assassins

Lower Sacramento River Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: The flows have been relatively steady the last four days at about 9,700 +/- CFS. Rainbows are coming off of spawning beds and putting on the feed bag. A lot of super healthy footballs are showing up in the net as well. There have been some good PMD hatches daily along with growing numbers of Yellow Sallies, some smaller Golden Stones and a significant Glossosoma Caddis hatch in the evening. Good numbers of fish can be had below Anderson although the average size is smaller. The best nymphs have not changed and remain the BP Weiss nymphs, Olive Hotspot, Peaches 'N Cream, Rubberlegs and the Sweet Pea. Consider bringing some green Caddis pupas along like the olive Fox Poopah, Bubbleback or some good ol' Bird's Nests in #14 & 16. Keep an eye out for afternoon to evening caddis hatches, they should start soon. The river is a solid option right now. To get a day out on the river with one of our guides, give Bryan or Chris a call in Outfitters at 800-669-3474

The Fly Shop does not offer a shuttle service. Kim at Sac River Shuttle can get your shuttle done seven days a week. You can reach her at (530) 782-9090

Access To the Lower Sacramento
The Lower Sacramento has many publicly accessible areas with good wading opportunities when the flows are below 7,500 CFS. Stop by the shop and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction.

Fishing Large Rivers Can be Frustrating
There are many great places you can get in and wade this blue ribbon tail water. Having said that, the absolute best method to fish the Sac is from a drift boat. Aside from being able to access all of the water, you can fish the long runs on a dead, perfect drift which is deadly on these legendary wild rainbows. And who would be a better oarsman than one of our Professional Guides? They know every nook and cranny of the river, what insects are and will be hatching, and the setups and methods that will get you onto the fish of a lifetime.

Recommended Equipment & Setups
Most of our fishing, whether from a drift boat, or wading when the releases are low enough, is done dead drifting nymphs. The Fly Shop's Signature Indicator Rod is nine and a half feet of indicator nymph fishing perfection designed by our professional staff right here on the Lower Sac. Teamed up with a 6 or 7 weight Scientific Anglers Amplitude Anadro Floating Fly Line or a Rio Intouch Xtreme Indicator Fly Line it will put a center pin rig to shame.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Mercer's Missing Link, Dark
Spotlight Caddis Emerger - Spotlight Caddis Emerger
Comparadun - BWO, PMD

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Jigged Birds Nest - Natural, Hot Spot #14-16
Fox's Poopah - #12-14
Bubbleback Caddis, - Amber #14
Olive Hot Spot, - #18
Weiss Nymph, -
• Peaches n' Green, -
• Peaches n' Cream, -
• Ginger Snap, -
Pat's Rubber Legs - #4-8

Eggs:
Micro Spawn - Peachy King, Shrimp Pink
Boles Bazookas - Shrimp Pink, Peachy King

McCloud River Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: A lot of anglers are still giving us good reports from Ash Camp through the Conservancy. Best flies remain Olive Hotspots, Sweet Peas, and Frenchies. The Salmon fly hatch is about done for good, but continue looking for Golden Stones in this section of the river and brown Chubby Chernobyls in #8 are great for hopper/dropper rigs and you can even possibly get takes on the Chubby. Towards dark, fish the glassy sides of the river with your big dries. Keep your eyes open for Green Drakes, the Jigged Green Drake, Hunchback GD, and Mercer's Poxyback GD will work great for fish eating in runs below the fast water. To reserve a day with one of our expert guides to experience one of the most picturesque streams in the north state, call Chris or Bryan in Outfitters at 800-669-3474.

Hot Flies: 

Morrish's Adult October Caddis
Pat's Rubberlegs
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Olive Hotspot
Coppertop Duracell
• Sweet Pea - #16/
• Copper John Red
- #16/
Jigged Birds Nest - Natural, Hot Spot #14-16
Walt's Worm

Pit River Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: Flows from Lake Britton on Pit 3 continue to be off color with about a couple of feet of visibility, wading is still sketchy. Flows on 3 dropped last week to about 330 CFS which is about normal for this part of the year. Pit Four below the dam remains above 500 CFS, below the powerhouse use caution and only go to those spots where you can be sure of where you can wade safely. Large, dark flies like a black Rubberlegs paired with any one of the good Euronymph jig flies or a Perdigon will fish nicely. The flows down through Big Bend below the Pit 5 dam are still somewhat high at around 550 CFS, below Pit 3 they are hovering around 370 CFS. Keep an eye on this one, as it clears it should fish better and better.

This is a great river to fish a Euro rod and we highly recommend it. Be careful though, this can be a slippery river to wade. We recommend a wading staff when fishing the Pit.

Be aware that the flows on the Pit can and will change without notice, so definitely check before you go! And be prepared to get out when the river begins to rise.

Here are some useful links to monitor the flows:
Pit 3 - Below Pit 3 Dam
Pit 5 - Through Big Bend

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Stimulator - Orange
Foam October Caddis
Potter's October Caddis
Mercer's Skating October Caddis
Adams - #14-18
Mayfly Cripples - #12-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Skip’s TB October Caddis
Dark Lords - #12-16
Flashback Pheasant Tail - #14-16
Beaded Zebra Midge - #18
Mercer's Poxyback Dark Stone - #6
GB Black A.P. - #10-12
CB Micro Mayflies - #16-18
Red Copper Johns - #16-18
Pat's Brown Rubberleg - #6-8
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
Jigged Birds Nest - #14-16
Walt's Worm
Streamers & Leeches:
Zack's Swimming Leech - #8

Trinity River Report

Upated:  June 20, 2024

Report: Look for an updated report after the 4th of July, when flows should drop below 1,000 CFS. That's when it will start and you should be looking for browns and summer steelhead. More to follow...

Trinity River Flows:
Trinity River Releases from Lewiston
Trinity River Flow at Pigeon Point

Shuttle Services:
• Bill & Caryl Dickens (Gold Coast Shuttle) at 530-623-1905

Access To the Trinity River
The Trinity has many publicly accessible areas with good wading opportunities during the steelhead season. Stop by the shop and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction.

Steelhead Fishing Can be Frustrating
These anadromous rainbow trout are known as the 'Fish of a Thousand Casts.' For good reason! The learning curve can be quite steep learning when and where to go, and what type of water to target. Our Professional Guide Staff has decades of experience guiding the Trinity River for steelhead. A day spent with one of our guides will get you up to speed much more quickly.

Recommended Equipment & Setups
Early Summer Run Steelhead on the Trinity River will take swung flies readily. Spey rods are becoming an increasingly popular method to swing flies. The Fly Shop's Signature Spey Rods are an economical way to get into a great Spey rig.

Hot Flies: 

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Pat's RubberlegsBrown and Black, #4-8
Mercer's Psycho Prince - #12-16
TB Solitude Stone - #8
Coppertop Duracell - #16
Mercer's Gold Bead Biot Epoxy Golden Stone - #8-10
• Copper John Red - #10-14


Eggs:
Clown Egg - #4-10
Micro Spawn Eggs - Pink & Salmon Egg
Boles Bazookas - #8

Swing Flies:
Ho-bo Spey - #6
Beaded Assassins
Hoody's Hangers - #4
Brett's Klamath Skater - #7

Upper Sacramento River Report

Upated:  June 20, 2024

Report: The runoff is subsiding, however at Delta we are at 583 CFS a bit down from earlier. It will be optimum at 300 CFS for safe and easier wading. You can get in and fish above Simms, the lower you go in the system the higher the water will be. Some anglers have reported some success in and around Dunsmuir. Runoff will surge the flows each day with a lot of color being added as well. We would recommend a plan B if you are coming up to fish, the McCloud and Hat Creek are some great choices right now!

Upper Sacramento Flows at Delta

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Sedgeback October Caddis - #10
Low Water Baetis - #18
Adams - #12-20
Mercer's Missing Link - Dark #14-16
Parachute Adams - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Skip's TB October Caddis
CB Birds Nest - #10-14
Red Copper John - #16-18
Zebra Midge - #18-20
Mercury Black Beauty
Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22
Mercer's GB Dark Stone - #8
Mercer's Dark Stone - #6
Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown #6-8
Jigged Birds Nest - #14-16
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #16-18
Walt's Worm
Streamers & Leeches:
Sheila Sculpin
Woolly Buggers
Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leech - #8

Baum Lake Report

Updated:  May 31, 2024

Report: The report is much the same as it has been the past month. We are still seeing good Callibaetis and Baetis hatches daily and the Damselfly crop is beginning to show itself in growing numbers. Sparse patterns work well here for these spring creek fish, the Sparkle Stacker Patterns are good, also the Griffith's Gnat is a staple. For nymphs, any of the PMD and Baetis patterns like the smaller #18 Olive Hotspot or the Sweet Pea are dependable patterns. Zack's Zackattack Damsels are great patterns to swing and strip. Don't forget your midge and Wooly Bugger boxes. Balanced Leeches in black and olive under an indicator when the wind picks up can save the day here. Our guides have this place wired if you are looking for some tactical advice on fishing a great spring creek fishery with an expert!

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Adams - #18-20
Hackle Winged May - BWO
Harrop's Last Chance - All
Griffith's Gnat
Mercer's Missing Link - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Red Copper John - #18
GB Flashback PT - #14-20
Beaded Zebra Midge - #18-20
Mercer's Gidget
Mercer's CB Micro Mays - #16-18
GB Flashback PT - Olive #18
Beaded Zebra Midge - #16-20
Chromie - #18

Steamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail - #10
Beaded Micro Buggers - #12
Zack's Damseleech - #14

Iron Canyon Reservoir Report

Updated:  May 31, 2024

Report: More good reports are coming in from Iron Canyon. This is a good place to go this spring with very little fishing pressure. Balanced Swimming Leeches are always a safe bet as well as worm patterns and midges! If the visibility is decent, this could be a good destination to hook a ton of rainbows.

Hot Flies: 

Midge Flies:
Harrop's CDC Emerging Midge - #20

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
San Juan Worm - Fire #8-14
Chromies - #16-18
Beaded Zebra Midge - #16-20
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-18
GB Half-Flashback PT - #16-20

Streamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Buggers
Freshwater Clouser - Olive/White
Zonkers - #4

Keswick Reservoir Report

Updated:  May 3, 2024

Report: The reservoir is fishing well with a lot of rainbows coming to eat your balance leech. Fish it on a sinking line toward the banks. Other good options are baetis nymphs dead drifted under an indicator, the BP Weiss Nymph, black and olive X-Mays, Two-Bit Hookers and the venerable Mercer's Micro-May are all in the mix for this one. Your box should always be stocked with red and black Zebra Midges in #16 - 20 when heading out to Keswick. Watch out for the rocks and bring your best hook-set!

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Mercer's Missing Link #16-18
Adams #14-16
Midge Hanger #20

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Bubbleback Caddis - #14
Chromie - #16-18
Mercer's Gidget
Chironomid Bomber - Any color #12
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - Brown #16-18
Pats Rubberlegs - Brown #6-8
CB Birds Nest - #10-14

Streamers & Leeches:
Crystal Buggers
Freshwater Clousers - #6
Zonkers - Natural #4
Zack's Pyramid Beach Leech - #8

Lake Shasta Report

Updated:  May 31, 2024

Report: Shasta continues to fish better and better each day. You won't have to fish any deeper than five feet to have a double-digit day on the lake. Fish are coming to Float N' Flies and Balanced Leeches. Fish towards the banks focusing on rock walls, points and even the back of the coves. A sinking line fished toward the shore so you can bounce a crawdad pattern or baitfish pattern down the banks will also be effective. Bounce a Concussion Cray, Jiggy Worm or Grim Reaper on the rocks or strip the Tui Chub Pyramid Minnow.

Hot Flies: 

Wooly Buggers
Float-n-Flies
Dead Drop Minnow
Zack's Stillwater Balanced Leech

Lewiston Lake Report

Updated:  May 3, 2024

Report: No recent reports.

The lake is a good option if you are in the area, with intermittent releases from Trinity Lake, fishing right below the outflow can produce some consistent hookups. With the amount of Damsels and Dragonflies in this system, Wooly Buggers stripped in brown, black and olive, and Balanced Leeches the same color stripped or fished under an indicator are solid approaches. And Zebra Midges in #16 - 18, black and red, are a staple here.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Hackle Stackers - BWO #18
Parachute Adams - #14-18
Mayfly Cripples

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Ultra Scuds - #16
Chromies - #18-20
Mercer's CB Micro May - Black #18
Flashback Pheasant Tail - #16-18
Beaded Zebra Midges - #18-20
Mercer's Gidgets

Streamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail
Woolly Bugger - Any
Beadhead Crystal Buggers - #8
Zack's Swimming Leech - #8
Zack's Damseleech - Orange/Olive

Manzanita Lake Report

Updated:  June 5, 2024

Report: More good reports from this high-altitude gem are pouring in to the shop. We can't stress enough, fish the shallows! Look for trout cruising the shallows looking for protein. There should be plenty of Damselfly and Dragonfly nymphs scooting around, we'd suggest some Damseleeches for a good day at Manzanita. No real need for a sinking line yet. Bring your stash of Pheasant Tails and Adams, these early fish should be super hungry. Come fish one of the most epic spots in NorCal!

Pay attention to the special regulations here, especially where you can and can't fish. Barbless hooks, artificial lures, catch and release. Make sure you inquire at the park entrance.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - #16-20
Adams - #14-18
Mayfly Cripple - #18
Last Chance Cripple - Callibaetis or Baetis
Mercer's Missing Link - #14-16
Mercer's Parachute Profile Spinner

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Zack's Attack Damsel
Burk's Sierra Damsel
Zack's Bomb Squad. - #14-16
Hogan's S&M - Olive #16-18
Beaded Zebra Midge - Black #18-20
Mercer's Gidgets

Streamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Bugger - Black
Zonkers - #4
Beaded Micro Buggers - Any

McCloud Reservoir Report

Updated:  May 3, 2024

Report: The reservoir has been topping up, recent reports from anglers indicate the inlet is fishing well. With warming weather coming next week this lake could be a good option.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - #16-20
Adams - #14-18
Mayfly Cripple - #18
Last Chance Cripple - Callibaetis or Baetis
Mercer's Missing Link - #14-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Zack's Attack Damsel
Chan's Chironomid Bomber
Squirmy Wormie - #12
Hogan's S&M - Olive #16-18
Beaded Zebra Midge - Black #18-20
Mercer's Gidgets

Steamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Bugger - Black
Zonkers - #4
Zack's Balanced Stillwater Swimming Leech - Any

Pyramid Lake Report

Updated:  May 31, 2024

Report: This is the last month the lake will be open to fishing. And the fishing can be quite good! You will need to venture out in a watercraft and get deeper to find fish. The good news is the large fish will be chasing Tui Chubs, so Balanced Leeches and the Pyramid Minnow in Tui Chub are go-to flies. The finish line is near, get out and hook a good one!

Hot Flies: 

Pyramid Beach Leech - #8
Zack's Cut Bait Midge
Rich's Moo-Midge - #8
Mahalo Nymphs
Popcorn Beetle
Midnight Cowboy
Zack's Pyramid Minnow

Antelope Creek Lodge Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: Fish are beginning to chase Water Boatmen on the lakes and there have been a few ant falls to keep your dry game going. Look for Callibaetis to come off in the shallow areas in mid-morning, have some #14 & 16 Parachute Adams ready for that. On the creek fish will eat beetles and if that isn't enough action for you, a dry/dropper rig with a #10 brown Chubby Chernobyl dropping a Dark Lord and just about any darker Perdigon or Frenchie will suffice for a sore arm fighting fish. Stripping Wooly Buggers in the lakes, or fishing a Balanced Leech in black or brown is deadly effective and will get you through the lulls. When the winds pick up in the afternoon fish the edges with a terrestrial, Hi-Viz Beetles and a dark Missing Link in #14 have been working well. This is a great location to unplug and relax with a group of friends, catch a bunch of fish and stay out of the heat in the summer. 800-669-3474

Hot Flies: 

Battle Creek Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: The spring runoff is beginning to subside with flows in the 400-440 CFS range. The North Fork is hovering between 200 & 250 CFS. We expect the creek to be fishable sometime later this month. Stay in touch with us if you would like to set up a day on the ranch you can call Outfitters at (530)222-3555.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Stimulator - Orange
Foam October Caddis
Potter's October Caddis
Mercer's Skating October Caddis
Adams - #14-18
Mayfly Cripples - #12-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Skip’s TB October Caddis
Black A.P. - #12
Dark Lords - #12-16
Flashback Pheasant Tail - #14-16
Beaded Zebra Midge - #18
Mercer's Poxyback Dark Stone - #6
GB Black A.P. - #10-12
CB Micro Mayflies - #14-18
Red Copper Johns - #16-18
Pat's Brown Rubberleg - #6-8
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
GB Bird's Nest - #10-16

Streamers & Leeches:
Zack's Swimming Leech - #8

Bollibokka Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: The river is continuing to drop as the runoff is subsiding, this warmup may bump it a little. It is hovering around 450 CFS. No real standout flies as of yet, but Frenchies and Perdigons, the Olive Hotspot and BP Weiss nymphs all are getting people hooked up. The coming weeks should see the evening dry fly bite improve and Golden Stones are just around the corning. There should be plenty of opportunity to target Spots on the property between Natawaket Creek and the property boundary on the low end as the lake is near capacity. No reports from the past week's anglers, it should be fishing great.

Hot Flies: 

Morrish's Adult October Caddis
Pat's Rubberlegs
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Olive Hotspot
Coppertop Duracell - #16

Circle Seven Guest Ranch Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: Fishing has continued to improve and we are now seeing summer conditions on the river with a Trico spinner fall early in the morning followed up by the PMD fall. The small Angler's Curse are coming off along with PMDs, Baetis and Callibaetis. Bring your Adams assortment from #22 - 12 to cover everything. Bring some CDC Trico Spinners and Hackle Stacker Tricos for the morning and for the PMD fall in the morning bring your Rusty Spinners in #16, the PMD Challenged or #14 Last Chance Cripple in Pink Albert for the hatch. Swinging and stripping leeches will round out your day for some good grabs. Sweet Peas, olive X-Mays, and Peaches N' Cream will work for you right now. A variety of Pheasant Tail nymphs from size 12 up to 18 is always a good plan as well. For dries, you best chances will come in the morning with the spinners, and during the hatch probably around 10 or 11. We have some last minute openings this year, give Bryan or Chris a call if you would like some dates on Circle 7.

Hot Flies: 

Lance's Jigged X-May
Weiss BP Nymph
Norman's Wiggletails
Pheasant Tails
Mercer's Missing Link
Zug Bugs
Leeches.

Clear Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: The ranch is open and the fishing is fantastic! The water is a little higher than normal, but there is plenty of accessible runs and holes to fish. Beetles and Golden Stones are on the menu, but don't forget to bring a bunch of olive Crystal Buggers for the deep runs as there are a ton of Sculpins in this drainage. Evening Caddis will round out your day and Elk Hair Caddis in #14 and dark Missing Links are great flies to have. This is the time of year you need to be on the lookout for Ladybeetle hatches. We've got openings if you would like to book a trip to the ranch! Give Bryan or Chris a call in Outfitters for availability.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Low Water Baetis - #18
Adams - #12-20
Mercer's Missing Link - Dark #14-16
Parachute Adams - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
CB Birds Nest - #10-14
Red Copper John - #16-18
Zebra Midge - #18-20
Mercury Black Beauty
Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22
Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown #6-8
GB Birds Nest - #12-14
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-16

Streamers & Leeches:
Sheila Sculpin
Woolly Buggers
Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leech - #8

Gold River Report

Updated:  November 22, 2023

Report: We are now in the winter and you can reserve some time to explore the north Coast of California and southern Oregon chasing steel! The lower Klamath, Smith, Elk & Sixes, and the Chetco are on the agenda. Some good dates in late December and January are available.

Hot Flies: 

Eggs:
Clown Egg
Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink or Salmon Egg
Boles Bazookas

Nymphs:
Pat's Rubberlegs - #4-8
Coppertop Duracell - #16
Red Copper Johns - #14-18
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
Beaded Assassins

Luk Lake Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: The trout are about done on the lake and the bass are really beginning to eat up top in the evenings. Now is the time to throw your bluegill patterns in the mid-day. Balanced Leeches in olive, brown and black under an indicator or stripped will also give you good results. Poppers and swimming frogs in the pads are the best in the early mornings and evenings. You can give Chris or Bryan a call in Outfitters to set up your day on Luk! Give us a call to book your dates - 800-669-3474

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
CDC Duns - BWO
Adams - #12-20
Humpy - Yellow
Purple Para Wulff

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Chan's Chironomid Bombers - #12
Mercer's CB Micro May - #14-18
Squirmy Wormies - #12

Streamers & Leeches:
Zack's Pyramid Beach Leech - #8
Zack's Swimming Leech - #8
Beadhead Crystal Buggers - Any

Bass Flies:
Float-n-flies
Bass Turd - Any

Oasis Springs Report

Updated:  May 20, 2024

Report: The lodge is currently closed due to some modifications being done on the lodge. Keep your eyes on this spot for updates throughout the year. If you would like to get out on a great little stream over the winter, you should check out Clear Creek Ranch or Battle Creek.

Hot Flies: 

Rock Creek Lake Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: The Callibaetis hatch is happening daily. Bring your #14 Pheasant Tails and Adams, and the CDC Dun Callibaetis and Quigley's Film Critic will work on the pickier fish. To round out your early season box make sure you have your bugger box and black, brown and olive Balanced Leeches. Damsels and Dragons are out in force. We've got some prime availability in the next couple of months, give Bryan or Chris a call at 800-669-3474 if you would like to set up a trip to the lake!

Hot Flies: 

Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leech
Translucent Wiggle Tail
Chan's Chironomid Bomber
Zack's Lil' Bit Midge
Chromie

Sugar Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  June 20, 2024

Report: The insects are hatching and the Sugar Creek Rainbows are on the hunt! The Callibaetis are coming off on most days and these are the big ones. Bring some Adams and Missing Links to sight fish for the cruising Bows, #14-16. While they are not hatching, Damselfly nymphs are abundant, so bring a bunch of the Balanced Damsels, and Black, Brown and Olive Balanced Leeches fished under indicators are something you should always have. Zebra Midges in red #18 are also working well. Remember, these fish can be spooked on clear, bright days, so a little stealth per small creek fishing can go a long ways to fooling the large rainbows in Sugar Creek!

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Parachute Adams - #14-16
Comparadun
Norman's Loopwing - BWO
Tilt Wing Dun - BWO
Mercer's Missing Link - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Zack's Damsel Leech - #14
Squirmy Wormies - #12
Zack's Zallibaetis - #14-16
Mercer's CB Micro May - Black #14-18
Chromie - #16-18
Zack Attack Damsels - #14
Burk's Sierra Damsel - Olive #12

Streamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail
Zack's Balanced Stillwater Swimming Leech
Zack's Pyramid Beach Leech

Booking a Guide for Local & Private Fisheries

To book a guided trip on one of our private waters or regional lakes or streams you can call us or send us a message here info@theflyshop.com. Call us and we will connect you to Bryan or Chris. They will get you all set up to get on the water with just one, sometimes two phone calls (800) 669-3474