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:  November 5, 2021

Report: The good fishing on the Fall is winding up right about now. The river will be open to catch and release fishing over the winter, but we don't have a lot of experience, or any experience really, fishing past November 15th. More than likely it will be a midge and Baetis show. Scuds and leeches would be good patterns as well. The larger fish will be moving up into the springs area to spawn, so make sure you give them a wide berth.

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:  November 5, 2021

Report: The weather is off and on rainy, the Octobers are coming off along with some daily Blue Wing Olives.. This is a good time to skate a Stimulator. Look for noses poking up in the flats and target them with small Parachute Adams or your favorite Baetis emerger. The Powerhouse Riffle will begin to see some larger fish staking in, don't forget to use a Rubberlegs as this section regularly has Salmonfly larvae moving around in it.

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

Klamath River Report

Updated:  November 30, 2021

Report: The Klamath continues to fish well. There are not as many salmon spawning, the steelies are in their normal holding spots. Try your go-to dropper flies below the Black Rubberlegs to get tight. Purple, Pink, Orange and any other Psycho Prince is a good choice. Egg patterns can still work. Swinging flies will work great on these early season fish, no need to get super deep until the water cools off. A Rage head with an intermediate singing Polyleader will keep you off of the shallow stuff, but get an Assassin or small intruder right in front of the fish. Hoh-Bo Speys in black and chartreuse, Brett's Klamath Intruders in just about any color are great flies. Heck, while it's still warm enough, throw on a Muddler or your favorite skater and have at it, you should pick up some fish. The Klamath is good right now!

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:  November 30, 2021

Report: The river continues to clear with more fish being picked up daily. The lower river down towards Red Bluff has significantly better visibility. Large Rubberlegs and egg patterns are the go to offerings. Steelhead are still in the system and some of the larger ones should be coming in over the next month.

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:  November 30, 2021

Report: Visibility on the lower end of the McCloud River is beginning to show signs that it will be very good soon. Right now 2 1/2 to 3 feet is what you can expect with a greenish hue. Some brown, but not too much and this is great news considering it has been dirty since the beginning of July. We have no idea what to expect other than offering dark flies will probably be best in the reduced visibilities.

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Pit River Report

Updated:  November 30, 2021

Report: Releases from Lake Britton Dam into Pit 3 continue at or above 1,800 CFS,, below the Pit 4 dam and through Big Bend the flows are manageable. The lower river continues to clear and the gage on Pit 7 shows it should be good to go. The river is fishing well with fish spread throughout the system. Rubberlegs and Baetis patterns are working well. No real hatches coming off to speak of, but these fish put on the feed bag this time of year so put your flies in front of them and they'll eat it.
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:  November 30, 2021

Report: We would love to report that the National Forest closure has ended, however it remains in effect through December. Evans Bar is now open. We have a lot of people asking, but it is not our $5,000.00 fine, so please check the the Shasta-Trinity National Forest site for the latest information and closure updates.

Numbers of fish remain steady, things have slowed down slightly from a couple of weeks ago, but there are definitely still fish to be had. Remember with clear skies, clear water and lower levels fish will be more skittish. Swinging can be done with good results, thrown on a sink tip and your favorite large fly like a Hartwick Hoser in purple or black. A Burnt Chicken will get it done as well. Slow your presentation down with a big mend, make those steps down and get ready for that grab.

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:  November 30, 2021

Report: The river comes up quickly and just as fast clears and fishes well. Try your sculpin patterns near the bottom. There are definitely October Caddis coming off in the upper reaches of the river, swinging pupa patterns should be on your technique checklist. Also, Blue Wing Olives and midges will continue to be good producers, Sweet Peas, Zebra Midges, S&Ms are working well in the mornings. Watch the weather and when you come up, be prepared to move higher into the system to find good water.

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:  November 13, 2021

Report: The great thing about Baum is there is always something happening. The lake has cooled off, but there are still Blue Wing Olives and some Callibaetis coming off on the cloudy days. Midges in the morning are always a good bet, fish some Zebras or Smoke Jumpers under an indicator. Soft Hackles work great here too. Sinking lines with Wooly Buggers and ZT's Balanced Swimming Leeches are a great choice to get some big fish. Small nymphs under a dry dropper is the best way to get a high number of fish without scaring the trout in there. 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:  August 31, 2021

Report: The national forests are all under a closure area until September 17th. You can fish on Lake Shasta, and if you would like to fish Private Waters, Rock Creek Lake has some nice trout.

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:  September 14, 2021

Report: No recent reports on Keswick, this is usually when the streamer bite picks 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:  November 5, 2021

Report: The rain storm clouded up the entire lake and it is slowly clearing. Good fishing can still be had with many fish coming to Float 'n Flies fished near the shore and near the stream inlets. The lake should turn over soon and that will bring on the shad ball season.

Hot Flies:  Hot Flies Coming Soon!

Lewiston Lake Report

Updated:  October 30, 2021

Report: With the forest open again and the skies clearing, Lewiston should be on your radar again. Dragons and Damsels are always good choices to throw, stripping a brown or olive Crystal Bugger is always a good bet and any of the good Damsel Leeches are a must have. The Callibaetis and Mahogany Duns should have a daily hatch, stripping a good ol' Pheasant Tail in slowly on an intermediate line is a good tactic.

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:  October 2, 2021

Report: The park will open to the Loomis plaza on Monday, so this should include Manzanita Lake. We do not have any recent reports as of yet. When we hear what is going on we will report it.

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:  September 14, 2021

Report: The national forests are all under a closure area until September 17th. You can fish on Lake Shasta, and if you would like to fish Private Waters, Rock Creek Lake has some nice trout.

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:  November 5, 2021

Report: Fishing is starting to pick up from shore, with 3 fish over 20 lbs being caught recently. Numbers are still on the lower side overall, but the average size of the fish has been larger than previous seasons. The guys in boats are still doing well, but the fish are moving closer to shore with the cooler weather. Bright sunny days fishing early and late are key, cloudy or overcast days the fishing is more consistent throughout the day. The north end of the lake has been the most productive. The Zack's Pyramid Minnow in Tui Chub, the Popcorn Beetle, Moo Midges and just about any large midge pattern drifted in front of these Lahontan Cutthroats will work great.

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:  August 9, 2021

Report: The Antelope Fire has caused the closure of Antelope Creek Ranch at this time. You can read more about the fire Here

So, what is the plan for Antelope Creek Ranch? The plan is simple: We will be open for business again in the spring of 2022 (opening is generally around May 10). ACR will be back, with a bit of a facelift, and better than it was. That’s Mike’s promise to each and every guest. Although there are tough times ahead and a lot of work to be done, he and Bertha are eager to get started on the cleanup and rebuilding.

The ash should spark an abundance of spring wildflowers, and we expect our meadows to explode with lush growth this next spring and summer. We’re going to dedicate the remainder of the summer and fall to restoring the beauty of Antelope Creek Ranch, implementing an aggressive re-planting of the forest where necessary and finalizing some lake enhancement and stream restoration. The ranch house and guest suites look just as beautiful as they ever have, and with the “bad” will come new improvements.

Hot Flies: 

Battle Creek Report

Updated:  November 12, 2021

Report: With just a few days left to get onto the property the stream is in good shape. We have seen good numbers of salmon in the creek spawning with chunky river rainbows sitting right behind. If you're up for some hiking and scrambling, this is a great place to get hooked up with many wild rainbow trout!

Hot Flies: 

Bollibokka Report

Updated:  November 13, 2021

Report: On Wednesday, November 17th, PG & E will be operationally testing an outflow valve on Lake McCloud dam. Releases from the dam will be as high as 2,000 CFS. We do not know how long this test will be in effect.

We have an eyewitness report the river has cleared significantly on the lower end near the lake. We see this on the turbidity gage as well. The fishing should be fantastic with some bruisers coming up out of the lake. We'd recommend throwing some shad patterns if you are on the lower end of the Clubhouse beat. Swinging October Caddis pupae should be a good tactic as well. Black Baetis nymphs highsticked and under an indicator will be a great tactic.

Hot Flies: 

Circle Seven Guest Ranch Report

Updated:  November 13, 2021

Report: On Wednesday, November 17th, PG & E will be operationally testing an outflow valve on Lake McCloud dam. Releases from the dam will be as high as 2,000 CFS. We do not know how long this test will be in effect.

We have an eyewitness report the river has cleared significantly on the lower end near the lake. We see this on the turbidity gage as well. The fishing should be fantastic with some bruisers coming up out of the lake. We'd recommend throwing some shad patterns if you are on the lower end of the Clubhouse beat. Swinging October Caddis pupae should be a good tactic as well. Black Baetis nymphs highsticked and under an indicator will be a great tactic.

Hot Flies: 

Clear Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  September 21, 2021

Report: The ranch has been fishing well, although the creek is low this season. Look for fish to camp out in the deeper holes with moving water. They will also suck up underneath the plunge pools. This creek is loaded with sculpins, so bring your olive Crystal Buggers and get ready for some streamer action. Beetles and other terrestrial patters are also great, small hoppers are a must have item. For nymphs, we can't recommend a good stonefly pattern enough. Bring lots of them as well as some Cinnamon Poopahs. For the evening hatch, Missing Links or olive Elk Hair Caddis will get you tight with one of these feisty rainbows. As we get further into September, the creek will continue to cool and come up a little bit. We have plenty of availability this fall if you are looking for a great place to get away and fish a small creek!

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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:  November 30 2021

Report: Trout, bass and sunfish are all on the bite right now on Luk. While this nice weather holds out you may even get a crack at some dry fly action as long as the Callibaetis continue to come off. Otherwise, all of the fish are eating olive Crystal Buggers. The trout are looking for midges in the mornings, try a Smokejumper in red or a Zebra Midge, size #16. People are reporting best results looking for the rising fish, they may roam the shallows near the edges. You will see them in groups. Fish on!

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:  September 21, 2021

Report: We are happy to report most of the smoke is gone! Fishing wise, the creek has a fair amount of water for this time of year, it is cool and the fish are biting. The grasshopper bite is on, fish will come up and crush your Chubby Chernobyls, Dave's Hoppers and anything put through correctly. Small black Caddis are also coming off in the evenings, fish a #18 or #20 Missing Link. This is a great place to high stick or use your Euronymph rod, small, dark Baetis offerings work best here like the Two Bit Hooker, Olive Hotspot or black Micro May. Dry Dropper can be a great system to land a bunch of these feisty wild rainbows!

Hot Flies: 

Rock Creek Lake Report

Updated:  November 13, 2021

Report: We will be closing the cabin for the winter soon, but the lake is available for day fishing. The rains have definitely given the lake some color. Fish are keying on leeches, dragonfly and damsel nymphs. It is a Crystal Bugger deal going on right now. In the mornings the midge hatches will have fish looking up, so take your Grifffith's Gnats out of the box and tie them on. Fishing Zebra Midges under a dry like a small Parachute Adams is also effective. Zack's Balanced Damsel under an indicator is deadly here. And for now, beetles during the day fished near the shore will always pick up cruising fish.

Hot Flies: 

Sugar Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  November 13, 2020

Report: With cooling weather and some huge rains, Sugar Creek Ranch is ready to go. The weeds have died off and the water is crystal clear. Fish are coming to Baetis coming off in the early afternoon on cloudy days. On the North Pond, you should try crayfish patterns fished near the bottom. Fishing damsel nymphs is the staple method on most ponds, either under an indicator or stripped slowly on a floating line. Dry dropper combinations with a smaller dry pattern and a Zebra Midge or small Baetis nymph can keep you busy. 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