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:  September 24, 2022

Report: The grass will continue to pile up on the bridges making passage difficult at times. The Island Rd bridge by the Caltrout access continues to be open enough for now. There are some great opportunities to fish below the Island Rd bridge, though, so if you find you can't make it under, you can always go downstream. After tomorrow we are looking at significant cooling in the north state and look forward to improving conditions overall. Fishing is very good during a small window of opportunity. Callibaetis, Trico and some PMD spinners are what to expect in the mornings followed by the hatches during mid day. The Water Boatmen are super abundant this year, fish your favorite pattern like Tim's or Theo's Boatman with an I-Line and swing them in the deeper holes on the river when you aren't chasing heads. Scuds, leeches and damsel leech patterns can also be your friend this time of year. Towards evening get ready for the Caddis.

Hot Flies:  TB Drowned Rusty Spinner, PMD's, Norman's Wiggletails, Pheasant Tails, Mercer's Missing Link, Zug Bugs, and Leeches.

Hat Creek Report

Updated:  September 30, 2022

Report: We have clear skies and cooling weather up here in Nor Cal and the Hat Creek valley is in great shape. If you head up to the lower section of the creek above Hwy 299 you will have a lot of success fishing Rubberlegs. Highstick or dry-dropper, this is a proven tactic and it is working now. Tricos are coming off later in the morning, you can get some chances at hooking fish on dry patterns. The Film Critic in BWO and the Trico are both good ones to use, and don't overlook the Griffith's Gnat. The BWO hatch later in the day will also have fish looking up, the Milla Time BWO will work on these picky fish. Drowned Tricos fished under an Adams will likewise get the fish eating the spinners. Some Caddis continue to emerge, sparse Birds' Nest swung in the runs below 299 towards evening is a good time to spend the last part of your day.

Hot Flies:  TB Drowned Rusty Spinner, Rubberlegs, Sweet Pea Jigged Baetis, Pheasant Tails, Mercer's Missing Link, and Green Drakes

Klamath River Report

Updated:  September 30, 2022

Report: We will have a shot of some warmer weather, but the temps will then cool off and the fish should be making their way to the upper river very soon. Reports in the Happy Camp area are that the river is still pretty dirty. We'll keep you posted! The lower river should continue to see larger & larger pods of fish moving in on the high tides as the temps continue to drop.

We are coming up into prime time for those of you who like to swing flies. We have spots in our Spey Clinic and 3 Day Spey School in November, contact Bryan or Chris in Outfitters if you would like more info.

Hot Flies: 
Eggs:
Clown Egg
M.C. Redd Reaper - Champagne
Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink or Salmon Egg
Boles Bazookas

Nymphs:
Pat's Rubberlegs - #4-8
3-D Nymphs - #8-10
Red Copper Johns - #14-18
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
Articulated Marabou Leech

Lower Sacramento River Report

Updated:  September 30, 2022

Report: The river is in great shape from the Posse down to Red Bluff and continues to fish well. Some of the fall run Kings have shown up and a few are digging redds. A variety of hatches are occurring with lots of midges emerging in the early mornings, Blue Wing Olives in the afternoon, and Caddis in the evenings. Keep your eyes peeled for Crane Flies and PMDs as well. Black and brown X-Mays, Zebra Midges, Olive Hot Spots, Black Perdigons and other small, dark flies are all working well. Some days Bird's Nests, Bubbleback Caddis or the Cinnamon Poopah will be good to have on, so make sure you are covered there. And if you aren't getting any eats, throw on a small Peaches n' Cream or PMD Nosepicker. Look for fish to move into the shallower water when Caddis are coming off mainly towards dark. Our guides' calendars are beginning to fill up in October and November, give Bryan or Chris a call in Outfitters if you would like to get on the river during the egg bite!

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, #18 Dark
Mayfly Cripple - Limestone #18
Norman's Loopwing - BWO

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
CB Birds Nest - #14
Mercer's Micro May - #14-16 Brown
Mercer's Poxy Back PMD - #16
Bubbleback Caddis, - Olive #16
Pat's Rubber Legs - #4-8

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

McCloud River Report

Updated:  September 30, 2022

Report: The report is the river is green and continuing to clear. Darker patterns continue to be the best options. Fish Rubberlegs, highstick them in water deep enough to hold fish. Try any small, dark flies and you will get fish to eat. Posse Buggers are also working and this makes sense as the October Caddis are making their final push prior to pupation. And we should see a great October Caddis hatch this year. The weather will be cooling off beginning on Saturday and this could be a great place to fish! PG&E and the Forest Service will be working on the road down to Ash Camp to fix the slide. Pedestrian access will be closed until they have finished which is projected to be some time in December.

Hot Flies: 

Pit River Report

Updated:  September 30, 2022

Report: The bridge over the dam on Lake Britton is open. The fishing has been good with Rubberlegs and Olive Hotspots, Black Perdigons, and in slower water sculpin patterns. The fish will be in pockets, check the water up in Pit 3 as they have not seen many hooks in a while.

The river continues to fish well, this weekend will be a good chance to get the Euronymph rod out and hook a ton of fish. For now, the main bugs to throw are Amberwing Prince Nymphs, UV Sallies, the red Hollopoint, black Perdigon, and any of the Jigged Bird's Nests. Towards dark the Caddis are beginning to come off in droves, you can swing some soft hackles, try an Elk Hair Caddis or dark Missing Link.
As always, 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
Chernobyl Ant
Fat Albert
Adams - #14-18
Elk Hair Caddis - Tan #12-16
Mayfly Cripples - #12-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Morrish October Pupa
Skip’s TB October Caddis
Black A.P. - #12
Dark Lords - #12-16
Flashback Pheasant Tail - #14-16
Beaded Zebra Midge - #18
BH Hellgrammite - #6
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

Trinity River Report

Upated:  September 30, 2022

Report: The increased flows to cool the lower Klamath River have been brought down, the river is now at 450 CFS from Lewiston. There are some fish in the Junction City area for sure right now, and if you go check out the reaches below Pigeon Point, you should get into some pods moving up. It is definitely worth a trip. The usually suspects will work now if you are dead drifting nymphs, Black Rubbelegs and a Red Copper John should get the job done. Thrown on an egg pattern if you see salmon. If you are swinging, the Copper Beaded Assassin, Green Butt Silver Hilton, or your favorite swinging pattern are both winners. Try one of Hoody's Hangers for a skater. You will not go wrong.

We are coming up into prime time for those of you who like to swing flies. We have spots in our Spey Clinic and 3 Day Spey School in November, contact Bryan or Chris in Outfitters if you would like more info.

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. Add a Ross Cimmaron II Fly Reel and a Scandi shooting head, a leader, tippet and fly and you'll be in business.

Hot Flies: 
Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance Cripple - #18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Pat's RubberlegsBrown and Black, #4-8
Mercer's Poxyback GB Hares Ears - #8-14
TB Solitude Stone - #8
Lance's X-May - #16, Brown
Mercer's Gold Bead Biot Epoxy Golden Stone - #8-10

Eggs:
Clown Egg - #4-10
M.C. Redd Reapers
Micro Spawn Eggs - Pink & Salmon Egg
Boles Bazookas - #8

Streamers & Leeches:
Beadhead Crystal Buggers - Any
CH Kiwi Muddlers
Freshwater Clouser - Any

Upper Sacramento River Report

Upated:  September24, 2022

Report: Great news! Daily high water temps on the Delta gage are showing the river is cooling off a few degrees each day, yesterday it peaked at 67 degrees. Fish will begin moving up from Shasta soon. For now, the water is extremely clear and the fish are eating smaller black offerings. Both red and black Zebra Midges in #18 - 20 are always a good idea along with your favorite Baetis nymph like a black Micro May, Two Bit Hooker, or any of the dark Perdigon patterns. A large number of October Caddis nymphs have migrated and will be pupating soon up in the Dunsmuir area. The Posse Bugger will work great for now, even the Mop Fly could be a good one. This fall should be a good hatch!

Upper Sacramento Flows at Delta

Hot Flies: 
Dry Flies:
D&D Cripple - March Brown
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
Morrish 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
GB Birds Nest - #12-14
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18
Swink's BTS
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-16

Streamers & Leeches:
Sheila Sculpin
Woolly Buggers
Muddler Minnows - #10

Baum Lake Report

Updated:  July 15, 2022

Report: Baum continues to fish really well. Midges in the morning are a definite staple here, fish the red or black Zebra Midges and make sure you have all of the sizes from #14 - 18. Some BWO's are also coming off on the cloudy days, so the smaller black Two Bit Hooker or the Jigged Micro May work well. There have been ants and termites falling in this neck of the woods, the Carpenter Ant and Flying Ant patterns are good patterns, but the dark Missing Link in #12 & 14 can be a key offering when it's going down. Bring all of your smaller Adams and Parachute Adams, you should get a chance to cast over some noses 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, Light Cahill - #18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Red Copper John - #18, Ultra Scuds, GB Flashback PT - #14-20, Black A.P. - #14-16, Beaded Zebra Midge - #18-20, Mercer's Gidget, Mercer's CB Micro Mays - Ruby Red #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:  December 4, 2021

Report: If the visibility is decent, this could be a good destination to hook a ton of rainbows. We have not had any recent reports, most anglers are chasing steelhead right now. We'll keep you posted when we do get eyes on the lake.

Hot Flies: 
Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - Callibaetis

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 21, 2022

Report: No recent reports on Keswick, the clarity should be much improved from the past two months. Keep an eye out for the submerged bedrock as this will eat your lower end up. A dark Olive Woolly Bugger is a good fly. San Juan Worms under an indicator or your favorite Baetis nymph pattern. if you are dead drifting for fish works wonders.

Indicator suspended Birds Nests, Midges, PT Nymphs should work along the edges of the fast water near the Dam. Suspend your flies about 2-3 feet below the indicator. These fish like to come up to the fly. Fish the shallow edges. Stay low!! You will need a motorized boat to get to where the good fishing exists.

Hot Flies: 
Dry Flies:
Mercer's Missing Link #16-18, Adams #14-16, Mercer's Parachute Profile Spinners #16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Bubbleback Caddis - #14, Mercer's Glo-Bubble Caddis - Tan #14, Chromie - #16-18, Mercer's Gidget, GB San Juan Worm - #12, Mercer's Biot Epoxy Golden Stones - #8-12, 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, BH Halebopp Leech - Olive/Dark Olive #8

Lake Shasta Report

Updated:  July 21, 2022

Report: The topwater bite is on right now especially in the mornings and evenings. Some fish will be chasing shad balls around, and when that is happening you can have a really good day! The Float 'N Fly under an indicator is the go-to method for now. Any color pattern is working. If you would like to fish on the bottom, a good sinking line fished back towards the bank bouncing a crayfish pattern will work very well in the shallower dropoffs and banks. The Warpath Whammy Craw in olive or orange is a good pattern for this. Fish will eat Clousers as well, don't forget those. Now that the weather is warm and stable Shasta should be a good option for topwater Spots!

Hot Flies:  Hot Flies Coming Soon!

Lewiston Lake Report

Updated:  July 21, 2022

Report: The fishing on Lewiston has slowed quite a bit in the last couple of weeks. The best action will be when the sun is off of the water. Callibaetis and a ton of midges are coming off up here. Red Zebras and your favorite Callibaetis emerger on an Intermediate line is the best method now. Keep some dries handy for when the fish are looking up, the Milla Time Callibaetis is a good fly for that. Stripping leeches or Wooly Buggers can also be productive during the day.

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:  July 15, 2022

Report: Manzanita has slowed somewhat and there is a lot of pressure. The main deal right now are Damselfly nymphs fished under indicators. You may see some Glossosoma Caddis coming off towards dark. Zebra Midges, Balanced Damsels and #14 - 16 PTs fished under indicators or on an I-Line are good methods right now.

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, Black A.P. - #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 21, 2022

Report: A lot of people are fishing the lake right now. Visibility is right around four to five feet. Fishing Balanced Leeches under an indicator always works up near where the river enters the lake, black and brown seem to be the best colors. Zebra Midges stripped slowly on an I-Line is a time honored tactic on this lake.

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 Dun Spinner

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

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

Pyramid Lake Report

Updated:  July 1, 2022

Report: Pyramid is closed for the season. Some good options are Baum and Shasta.

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:  September 24, 2022

Report: Fishing on Antelope continues to be superb. The weather is cooling off up on the ranch, you would have a great time fishing and relaxing here as the leaves are just beginning to turn. The creek is chock full of fish in each hole, and the cutbanks, dropoffs, and seams all have fish primed to take your fly. The lakes still have Water Boatmen with fish chasing them down. Many guests lately have reported running out of beetle patterns and having to resort to fishing stripped Wooly Buggers. On the creek you can do the dry-dropper with a Chubby Chernobyl, drop an Amberwing Prince or Dark Lord and hook as many fish as you would like. Evening Caddis hatches on the upper lake as well as beetles are giving everyone some good dry fly fishing. We have some spots available to get into the suites or the lodge, give Bryan or Chris a call in Outfitters if you would like a spot at the table!

Hot Flies: 

Battle Creek Report

Updated:  September 30 2022

Report: The temps on the ranch as well as the water will cool off after this next little warm up. The fish have been resting all summer and this should be on your radar if you would like a nice, strenuous hike followed by some of the best pocket water, Rainbow Trout fishing you could expect to have anywhere. With the salmon beginning to come in at the Barge Hole, you should likewise see a few filter through the weir at Coleman dragging the large Lower Sac Rainbows behind them. We have availability for some of the best wild Rainbow Trout fishing in the north state. If you would like to get onto the calendar on this fantastic wild Rainbow Trout fishery give Bryan or Chris in Outfitters a call.

Hot Flies: 

Bollibokka Report

Updated:  September 8, 2022

Report: Recent first-hand accounts indicate that the clarity is continuing to improve and the river is greening up. You can catch fish, but it isn't lights out...yet! Once the clarity improves a little more it will be go time! Large Rubberlegs and bright egg patterns are working best. A large sculpin swung slowly will also get you grabs. Also, PG&E and the Forest Service will be working on the road down to Ash Camp to fix the slide. Pedestrian access will be closed until they have finished which is projected to be some time in December.

Hot Flies: 

Circle Seven Guest Ranch Report

Updated:  September 8, 2022

Report: Recent first-hand accounts indicate that the clarity is continuing to improve and the river is greening up. You can catch fish, but it isn't lights out...yet! Once the clarity improves a little more it will be go time! Large Rubberlegs and bright egg patterns are working best. A large sculpin swung slowly will also get you grabs. Also, PG&E and the Forest Service will be working on the road down to Ash Camp to fix the slide. Pedestrian access will be closed until they have finished which is projected to be some time in December.

Hot Flies: 

Clear Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  September 8, 2022

Report: The thermometer has been pegged the past month, but we are seeing a cooling trend beginning next week. Yay! When we open it back up later on this month, this is perfect for fishing the Euro rods or high sticking. Caddis are coming off at night, so any of the Bird's Nests, Poopahs or Bubbleback Caddis will be good choices. Olive and black Crystal Buggers, beaded and non, in size #6 are always a good choice on the ranch. Terrestrials you should keep in mind are beetles and ants, the HiVis Beetle and your favorite ant pattern are must haves. We have plenty of availability in the next month, give Outfitters a call and we can get you out glamping on some great trout water!

Hot Flies: 

Gold River Report

Updated:  August 31, 2020

Report: Good news is the lower Klamath has remained relatively smoke free this summer. The river has seen some significant cooling in the river drainage and the water temps are now below 70 degrees for the most part. Early season has seen some nice fish landed and a lot of half pounders showing up as well to keep you entertained. We expect to see the fish continue to steadily push in from the ocean through the next couple of months. We have some late September and October openings if you would like to get out onto this wild steelhead river!

Hot Flies:  #2 Burnt Chicken in Black, Pink or Purple

Luk Lake Report

Updated:  July 15, 2022

Report: Bass are basically where its at right now on Luk. The evening bite is the one to shoot for. Fish are coming up for frog patterns and dragonflies as well. The Swimming Frog, Whitlock's Air Jet or the Lu Au Frog are all good patterns to have. Make sure you have dark and light patterns as this can be key to getting solid hookups. Fish back towards the lily pads and right in them. Fish are also coming to the Bluegill Float 'N Flies fished on the edges. Balanced Leeches fished under indicators are also a good tactic to use all day. To book a day on Luk to bomb long casts with an 8 wt and dry flies for big fish give Bryan or Chris a call!

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, Black A.P. - #14-16

Streamers & Leeches:
Zack's Zallibaetis - #14-16, Zack's Swimming Leech - #8, Beadhead Crystal Buggers - Any

Bass Flies:
Mini Poppers - #12, Beadhead Crystal Buggers - Any

Oasis Springs Report

Updated:  June 15, 2022

Report: The creek is of course low and clear right now, and warming up. The best fishing will be early in the morning and late towards dark. Mainly it is a terrestrial and Caddis show for now, dries like the Missing Link and your favorite hopper pattern will get the fish to eat when they are on top. Small Baetis nymphs and Bird's Nests will fill you out. The deeper holes will give up a fish or two to a properly fisheed Sculpin pattern. We have some weeks open later in the season at this great retreat. Give Chris or Bryan a call in Outfitters to check availability.

Hot Flies: 

Rock Creek Lake Report

Updated:  September 156 2022

Report: We really dodged a bullet this past week when the Forward Fire broke out a couple of miles to the west of the ranch. Thankfully the Cal Fire crews were on it right away and with the soaking we will receive this weekend the fire will be completely contained. Fish continue to cruise weed beds looking for Damsel and Dragonfly nymphs. Balanced Leeches fished on long leaders under an indicator will be your best bet for fish in the mid day. You can also strip them in slowly on an I-line. Beetles are working near shore in the late aftenoon. Towards evening a Caddis hatch will have fish chasing the pupae and feeding on the insects running on the surface. Small dark Missing Links, a black Elk Hair Caddis, or a Lower Sac LaFontaine are all good options when the fish are keying on hatching Caddis here. Midges in the morning are still the thing so Zebras in black and red in #14 - 18 fished under an indicator will help you here. We've got some availability this month and in August, give Chris or Bryan a call in Outfitters to get your trip set up!

Hot Flies: 

Sugar Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  September 16, 2022

Report: The weather up in the Scott River valley is always milder than down here in Redding and the fishing has been stellar all year up to now. Terrestrials are abundant in the area and you should see some great action fishing beetles and Water Boatmen. The Hi-Vis Beetle is a good fly right now. Midges and Baetis are always in the ponds and will get fish to eat when it's slow. Red Zebra Midges #18 - 20 and the Griffith's Gnat is a good fly to try up top when you see dimples. More and more Dragonflies and Damsels are around, don't ignore the importance of these invertebrates. Fish Balanced Leeches under indicators or throw a plain old Wooly Bugger. Remember, these fish can be spooked on clear, bright days, so a little stealth a la small creek fishing can go a long ways to fooling the large rainbows in Sugar Creek!

Hot Flies: 
Dry Flies:
Parachute Adams - #14-16, Cathy's Super Beetle, Norman's Loopwing - BWO, Tilt Wing Dun - BWO, Mercer's Missing Link - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Black A.P. - #14-16, Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22, Zack's Zallibaetis - #14-16, Mercer's CB Micro May - Black #14-18, Chromie - #16-18

Streamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail, Zack Attack Damsels - #14, Burk's Sierra Damsel - Olive #12

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