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:  March 2, 2021

Report: The California Dept of Fish & Wildlife has adopted the statewide changes to the fishing regulations. The good news is that Fall River is open as of yesterday to trout fishing. We have not been up there, but we will be checking it out and will update the report.

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:  March 11, 2021

Report: The California Dept of Fish & Wildlife has adopted the statewide changes to the fishing regulations. Hat Creek from the Powerhouse 2 Riffle down to Lake Britton is open to fishing all year, catch and release. We have not fished it, but there were some nice mayfly hatches yesterday. br< If you do go and fish, please keep an eye out of the spawning fish in the Power House 2 Riffle area. That is the only place they can spawn.
Hat Creek is fishing well just below the riffle with some good Caddis and Yellow Sallie hatches. There hasn't been much pressure yet, so fish are still keying on a well-presented Elk Hair Caddis or PMD cripple pattern. If you are fishing nymphs, a cinnamon Poopah is working well when dead drifted or swung. We aren't seeing any Salmonflies coming off yet, but it is just a matter of time.

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

Klamath River Report

Updated:  March 11, 2021

Report: The steelhead season on the Klamath is probably on the way out. We'll be keeping our eyes open for the Salmonfly hatch later this spring. Good flies are always Rubberlegs, look to throw some smaller offerings like Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns and Psycho Princes. You can still get your Spey on in the winter. While most runs are not deep, a Skagit and sink tip combo will help you slow down your flies to give the fish a long look. Brett's Klamath Intruder is a great fly, if there is color or the visibility is lower the Black & Purple variation is perfect. Give us a call here at The Fly Shop if you would like to a great trip on the upper Klamath!

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:  March 30, 2021

Report: This will be your last chance to fish up above the 44 bridge until August, it will close day after tomorrow.
The Lower Sac is still the big dog in terms of numbers and size of fish. It is a solid option right now. We are seeing a few adult Salmonflies in town, so a Rubberlegs is a good thing to have tied on. Big PMDs have been coming off with some small black Caddis emerging up near the Sundial Bridge. A lot of good nymphs are working, Mercer's jigged nymphs, the PMD Jigster in particular. Peaches n' Cream, Sweet Peas, Yellow Sucker Spawn, and at times the smaller Jigged Bird's Nest. I don't think it matters too much as long as you put your flies in front of the fish, they are hungry and on the chow. We are feeling a little bit ill as we type this, may have to call in sick tomorrow. If you see heads poking up taking emerging PMDs make sure you have a cripple pattern, the PMD Challenged in #14 & #16 work wonders. Baetis patterns still in the mix are Two Bit Hookers. We expect to see stonefly shucks on the pilings soon. Give us a call if you would like to practice some social distancing on our favorite river!

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:  March 30, 2021

Report: he California Dept of Fish & Wildlife has adopted the statewide changes to the fishing regulations. The McCloud River is open to fishing year round, catch and release. The river is fishing well, fish are eating anything you put in front of them, they aren't picky right now. Good bets would be Rubberlegs, Green Drake and PMD nymphs. Take some Missing Links in the #14-16 sizes, fish are eating up top when the hatches are strong.

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Pit River Report

Updated:  March 30, 2021

Report: Pit 3 is fishing spectacularly! The water has some color, which is normal for this river. While the river is up at 400 cfs, this is the only reach you can fish safely at this time. With the exception of the stretch through Big Bend below the Pit 5 Dam, the flows below Powerhouse 4 and through the rest of the system are high fluctuating between 2,000 and 2,500 CFS.
Daily hatches include Baetis, the larger Hydropsyche Caddis, and Pale Morning Duns. Great flies are any of the small Euronymph jobbers, Mercer's Jigster nymphs, Rubberlegs and #14 Cinnamon Poopahs. Highsticked or on a Dry-Dropper rig, or using an indicator. Find those seams and pockets and you will have as much catching as you can handle.

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:  March 30, 2021

Report: Fish are still to be had in the top sections down to Junction City, for sure. Top flies will become more varied as spring rolls around, good Callibaetis and March Brown hatches are happening with some smaller fish coming up to eat at the surface, take some Parachute Adams and a dry rod for some fun Fish Golden Stones and your favorite dropper like a Psycho Prince. The #10 TB Solitude Stone is a good one. The Jigged Psycho Princes are excellent. The two-handed rods should get some fun now with the increased flows, you'll want to use tips to get your flies down. Give Bryan or Chris a call if you would like to book a guide.

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:  March 30, 2021

Report: The Delta Fire ran through the lower end of the Sacramento River drainage above Shasta Lake in 2018. Any time there is any rain in the forecast be extra cautious if you go to stay upstream of the Slate Creek drainage as heavy downpours could cause slides and debris flows.

We are seeing some nice fish and good water to fish on the Upper. The longer days are helping push some mayflies to begin coming off in good numbers. In addition to the Blue Wing Olives, we are seeing Callibaetis, Pale Morning Duns and March Browns when the conditions are right. Keep your eyes peeled for the Golden Stones, larger emergences will be happening soon. With some rain in the forecast, you should not let this slow you down. We haven't seen the river blow out completely for weeks, but the cloud cover and additional color in the river will allow you to get closer to the fish. Dry dropper rigs will work great in the shallower water, and keep your eyes peeled for rising fish, bring your smallest Adams for this. Swinging in the lower river has been getting some solid results with the rainbows moving up out of Lake Shasta. Sculpin and shad patterns are equally effective.

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:  March 11, 2021

Report: Baum Lake is the bomb right now! Relatively light pressure has been the norm with fish coming up to eat up top on the warmer days. Look for Blue Wing Olives and midges in the mornings, fish your nymphs under a dry/dropper rig or tight line them in the seams. Definitely bring your dry rod and throw some small Adams, #18 and smaller, or your favorite BWO dry. 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:  October 16, 2020

Report: Warm weather in spring means Iron Canyon should be fishing great! Look for Callibaetis coming off in the shallower areas if you would like to target rising fish. The swirl is always money, fish a San Juan Worm under an indicator in that area. When you become bored catching fish, the Baetis should still be thick, so tie on a Sweet Pea. These fish will become more and more aggressive as the lake warms, so bring lots of Woolly Buggers in different colors for some great stripping action.

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:  October 16, 2020

Report: Not much has changed here since the last report. Keswick is in good shape and fishing well. Look for smaller offerings up in the faster water towards the dam with S&Ms, Two Bit Hookers in black and olive producing well. Olive Wooly and Crystal Buggers work well too on sinking lines.

Stripping leeches and buggers on a type VII full sink line works great here. Fish going over 20" happen! Releases out of Shasta Dam have been stable. Good place to hire a guide though. Finding these fish requires some special knowledge and a boat.

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:  February 25, 2021

Report: The bass bite is on right now with the shad colored Float 'n Fly bin emptied on a regular basis. This is also a great fly for the trout in the lake. The lake is low, if you are on foot you should find good places to fish near Jones Valley if you would like to get away from the crowds. Stripping Wooly Buggers and suspending Float 'n Flies under an indicator are good techniques for now. If you are lucky and in a boat, watch for the birds and go investigate. There are some nice trout being caught right now in Shasta!

Hot Flies:  Hot Flies Coming Soon!

Lewiston Lake Report

Updated:  February 25, 2021

Report: With the Trinity and Lower Sacramento Rivers fishing well we haven't received any reports from this lake recently. However, this is the time of year Lewiston will fish really well, and with good weather in store and warming days, you should definitely give it a look. Callibaetis will begin to come off in the shallower sections. Bring your #14 Adams and look for the fish to chase down hatching insects at the intersection of the old stream bed. To keep yourself busy waiting for that action, throw a black or brown Crystal Bugger, stripped in you can have a stellar day. Midges fished under an indicator or stripped slowly with an I-Line is always an effective method.

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:  November 17, 2019

Report: Manzanita Lake is closed to any wading, swimming, or soft sided watercraft due to a dangerous otter.

The park has received substantial snowfall, the highway through the park has been closed for the season. It may be a good time to look for alternatives. Luk Lake has trout in it and fishes great all winter.

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:  October 16, 2020

Report: The forest is open again and McCloud is one of the good places to chase trout in a stillwater. Go up to the river inlet and fish a Balanced Leech under an indicator and you will be hooked up quickly. Stripping streamers near log rafts can be effective this time of year. It's a popular place, but worth it!

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:  March 11, 2021

Report: The reports from the lake are that the numbers are down, but the size of the fish being caught is large. There isn't a lot of pressure, so this would be a good time to go for that PB Lahontan. The usual flies fished on the dropoffs will suffice; Tui Chub patterns, Popcorn Beetles and Balanced Leeches in pick-your-color color. Don't be afraid to tough out some windier conditions as this can be when you will have consistent action.

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:  October 16, 2020

Report: We have wrapped up another great, but challenging season! We look forward to opening the ranch up again next season. Check with us for the 2021 season's availability if you would like to experience some great still water and stream fishing in a safe, secure environment.

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Battle Creek Report

Updated:  November 17, 2020

Report: The ranch has closed for the season. We'll up update you with a forecast in mid April as we prepare to open up this great little creek! If you are looking for a place to fish in the meantime, you can check out Luk Lake or Sugar Creek Ranch.

Hot Flies: 

Bollibokka Report

Updated:  November 17, 2020

Report: We've wrapped up another great season at the Bollibokka Club. We wish you all a great winter and look forward to seeing you again next year!

Hot Flies: 

Circle Seven Guest Ranch Report

Updated:  November 17, 2020

Report: We've wrapped up another great season at the Bollibokka Club. We wish you all a great winter and look forward to seeing you again next year!

Hot Flies: 

Clear Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  November 17, 2020

Report: The fishing season on the ranch has come to a close. We're looking forward to next season!

Hot Flies: 

Gold River Report

Updated:  September 5, 2020

Report: River temps continue to drop and after this latest heat wave will be steadily dropping throughout September. Once the daily temps average solidly below 68 degrees we will see steelhead piling into the estuary and beginning their journey up the river. We have some availability in September and October during prime time. If swinging for steelhead on a gorgeous river is your thing, give Chris or Bryan a call to visit this unique and special river.

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

Hat Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  November 17, 2020

Report: Hat Creek Ranch is closed for the season.

Hot Flies: 
Dry Flies (Lake):
Bionic Ant, Carl's Foam Ant, Barr's Dropper Hopper, Dave's Foam Hopper, Adult October Caddis - #8, Foam October Caddis - #8, Potter's October Caddis - #8, CDC Dun - #20 BWO, Mercer's Parachute Profile Spinner - BWO, Mercer's Missing Links - #16-18, Tilt Wing Dun - PMD, Yellow Stimulators - #8-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies & Streamers (Lake):
GB Flashback PT - Olive #14-18, Mercer's CB Micro May - Black #14-18, Beaded Zebra Midges - Black #18, Burk's Crystal HBI, Mercer's Glass Bead Micro Mayflies - Any, Chromie - #18, Mercury Black Beauty - #20

Luk Lake Report

Updated:  December 2, 2020

Report: The lake is a little low and clear, but the trout are biting. Look for he deeper water to find fish eating midges and damselfly nymphs. Good flies are Red Copper Johns in #14 & 16, red and black Zebra Midges in #14 - 18 and San Juan Worms in cream and red. It's a little early for hatches, but this lake has a ton of damselflies and dragonflies, olive and brown Balanced Leeches stripped or fished under and indicator are a mainstay. Check out Zack's Damseleech offerings as well, sometimes these can be the trip maker. If you would like to get out on Luk Lake, give Chris or Bryan a call in Outfitters.

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:  November 17, 2020

Report: We have wrapped the season up at Oasis Springs Lodge. If you would like to check in on availability for some great small, freestone trout fishing in a secluded lodge setting, please give Chris or Bryan a call in the Outfitters department.

Hot Flies: 

Rock Creek Lake Report

Updated:  November 17, 2020

Report: We have closed the cabin for the winter at Rock Creek Lake. We have availability for next season for this cozy cabin and great still water rainbow trout fishing. Call Chris or Bryan in the Outfitters department if you would like to check availability.

Hot Flies: 

Sugar Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  March 30, 2020

Report: The ranch is warming for the spring, the days are getting longer and the insects on the ponds are beginning to come to life. This has the rainbows at Sugar Creek Ranch on the hunt! Baetis will still be hatching on cloudy days, but early mornings have a giant midge hatch. Red #16 Zebras under an indicator or stripped in slowly match these insects well. Don't forget to bring some Olive Crystal Buggers, these always work with the prevalent Dragonfly nymphs in the ponds. Look for emerging Callibaetis in the mid day to late afternoons. Fish will cruise the shallower parts of the ponds looking for them, a #14-16 Adams/Parachut Adams can be a lot of fun. We have a lot of availability in the next two weeks if you would like to get out and fish!

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