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 16, 2019

Report: Fall River is closed for the season. We'll post an updated right before the season opens again.

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Hat Creek Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: Hat Creek is closed for the season. We'll post an updated right before the season opens again.

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Klamath River Report

Updated:  November 8, 2019

Report: The Klamath is fishing well throughout the system. We are seeing more fish arriving up top and more salmon are getting onto redds. Swinging is still a great method for these aggressive fish with Silver Hiltons and Assassins using an intermediate poly leader a good choice for now before the water really cools down. If you would like to dead drift nymphs, make sure you have a Rubberlegs tied on, black or brown will work just fine. There are a ton of Salmonflies in this river. As more fish begin moving in from the ocean, the lower river will be fishing well through October. October is the month to get out on The 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:  November 16, 2019

Report: The Lower Sac continues to fish as well as ever. The releases have stabilized at 5,000 CFS from Keswick and the weather has been superb. The steelhead return is at least as good as it was two seasons ago, so phenomenal! Eggs aren't the only thing you should be throwing right now. There are still decent Blue Wing Olive and Caddis hatches, keep your eyes peeled for noses poking up. The best producers up above Bonnyview are small BWO offerings including black and brown X-Mays, Shotglass Mayfly, TwoBit Hookers and Micro Mays. Below Anderson the fishing is crazy, Rubberlegs and Amberwing Prince Nymphs are good choices. Come on up and enjoy the good weather we have in the forecast!

The Fly Shop does not offer a shuttle service. Kim at Sac River Shuttle can get your shuttle done Thursdays through Sundays. You can reach 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 16, 2019

Report: The McCloud River is closed for the season. We'll post an updated right before the season opens again.

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Pit River Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: We are just going to reup this post: Pit 3 through 5 continues to be a great option with flows on all right on the money for great fishing. Good offerings continue to be: 1) Rubberlegs 2) Amber Wing Prince 3) Dark Lord. Up above, right below Lake Britton on 3, fish Zebras and small Baetis patterns, look for anything that is hatching and adjust. Now is the time to fish Leech patterns, brown, olive or brown Wooly Buggers or Balanced Leeches. Big, brown Rubberlegs work this time of year,

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 8, 2019

Report: While the releases from Lewiston remain at 300 CFS, there is still fish in the system and our guides are getting onto fish every day. There are fish spread out from Douglas City down to Cedar Flat. With low flows, they aren't moving a lot. To bring the slug of fish holding down towards Willow Creek, we will need some rain. Fish are still grabbing swung flies. Confidence is key here, tie on your favorite pattern and go to it! Dead drifted nymphs will still give you the best odds to hook a steelhead, Rubberlegs, red Copper Johns and egg patterns are working well. There are still fish in the lower Klamath moving up, we expect to see these fish show up over the next few weeks. Now through the end of October is your best chance to swing up some steel!

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 or through their website at goldcoastshuttles.com

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 16, 2019

Report: The Delta Fire ran through the lower end of the Sacramento River drainage above Shasta Lake. 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.

Some big fish are coming to the net on the Upper these past few days. Up top near Dunsmuir you can get into an October Caddis hatch, it should progress down river towards the lake as we go through November. Now is the time to get after it dead drifting or swinging some pupa patterns like Mercer's TB October Caddis Pupa. If you wait until dusk, you can get some fish to come up top and eat dries. A good fly is Mercer's October Caddis Skater or an orange or yellow Stimulator. Carry a couple of sizes, sixes and eights usually will get you in the game. Some big fish are showing up in the lower reaches, it's a midge factory during the early mornings, fish those small Zebra Midges and Micro Mays. During the day fish the frothy water in the heads of runs and look for shadows. Tightlining, euronymphing and highsticking can get you onto a lot of fish. Streamers swung through the shallow, fast riffles during the day is still working. Caddis hatches in the evening are getting stronger with every day. Good things on the Upper Sac are happening right now!

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 8, 2019

Report: Baetis, midges and leeches dominate this spring creek in the fall andd winter. There are still a ton of fish, they stack in under the weed beds showing themselves only when they come out to grab an insect floating by. Black & brown #18 Zebras fished on an I-Line or under an indicator is a staple in the early hours. A Shotglass May in black is another great fly to throw. Strip Crystal Buggers, black, olive or brown. Balanced leeches in various colors will work wonders when everything else seems to fail you, fish them on the swing, strip or under an indicator.

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:  November 16, 2019

Report: Iron Canyon should be fishing very well right now. Check out the inflow where the fish congregate in the swirl edges. Fish a San Juan Worm or a midge pupa under an indicator. It's time!

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 12, 2019

Report: With higher flows, Keswick is much like a river up top. Find the seams and fish small, dark patterns like Zebra Midges and Dark Lords are the ticket. Water clarity is perfect, not too clear, not too cloudy. Stripping leeches has been a good tactic, olive Wooley Buggers can do the trick. If you are looking for big browns, fish the big stuff deep, Dali Lamas, Sculpzillas and other similar big patterns on full sinking lines are what's required.

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:  November 8, 2019

Report: The lake has flipped and we are catching bass and trout up near the surface! Look for shad bait balls with the birds working, it is all Nat-Geo action. Good flies are the Float N' Fly under an indicator or stripped. Clousers are a go-to item. Fish can still be found near structure and drop offs.

Hot Flies:  Hot Flies Coming Soon!

Lewiston Lake Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: The flows out of Lewiston are low at 300 CFS down the Trinity, but the releases into the reservoir out of Trinity Dam vary daily between 500 & 1,600 CFS. Fish are congregating up near the dam when the water is flowing generally after noon. These fish will take dead drifted nymphs like Pheasant Tails and Rubberlegs. Look for fish cruising drop offs near the channel. Midges and dragonfly nymphs are the main food source. Fishing Zebra Midges under an indicator near these drop offs or slowly stripped in on an intermediate sinking line. Woolley Buggers in olive, brown and black can be deadly.

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 9, 2019

Report: November is historically the last month you can get after the big bows and browns in Manzanita. The cooling weather will freeze the lake usually some time in December. Fish will still chase down Woolley Buggers and take midge pupa patterns either stripped in or fished under an indicator. There are still a ton of Callibaetis nymphs, look for the dying weed beds and strip in #16 - 18 Pheasant Tails or a similar mayfly nymph pattern. Balanced Leeches under an indicator are always a good option on this lake.

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 9, 2019

Report: McCloud Reservoir is receiving very little attention right now, which is a shame. Trout are eating midges by the bucket load, fish Zebras under an indicator or slowly stripped in on an I-line. Good sizes are #16 & 18 in black and brown. If things slow down, fish Zach's Balanced Damsel with or without an indicator, these fish won't leave it alone. If you are looking for a monster brown you will have to go with a large streamer, something that looks like a 10 - 12" rainbow trout. Fish it erratically near drop offs or under the timber piles.

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 16, 2019

Report: The weather has been fantastic on Pyramid which, unfortunately, doesn't translate to good fishing. Anglers in boats and fishing deep are connecting with fish. There haven't been a lot of the big boys showing up in nets, yet. Tui Chub patterns and the usual patterns, Balanced Leeches, Moo Midges etc. are all working.

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, 2019

Report: Another great season at Antelope Creek Lodge has come to a close! If you are looking for some great still water rainbow trout action, you can check out Sugar Creek Ranch.

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Bailey Creek Lodge Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: Fall is a great season to fish Bailey Creek Lodge. The fish are putting on the feed bag and with dwindling insect hatches, they have to hunt down their meals. There are still some hoppers and beetles around and the afternoon breezes will get fish keying on anything dropping into the water from nearby trees and bushes. Jump on that opportunity and slap down a Hi Viz Beetle or Dave's Foam Ant. Always bring some Crystal Buggers in Olive and Black to strip. Balanced Leeches fished under an indicator will get you through the slow times.

Hot Flies: 
Upper Lake (Bass):
Whitlock's Swimming Frog, Beaded Micro Buggers #12, Wiggle Minnow, Mini Popper - Any #12, Crystal Buggers - Any #4

Lower Lake (Trout):
Dry Flies:
Fat Albert - #14, Ant Misbehavin', Norman's Loopwing - Callibaetis, CDC Dun - Callibaetis & BWO, Midge Hanger

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Rainy's Water Boatman, Crystal Buggers - Any, BH Halebopp Leech - #8, Freshwater Clousers, GB Flashback PT - #16-20, Mercer's CB Micro May - #16-18, Chromie - #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midge, BK Lazer Midge - #16-18, Mercer's Gidget

Battle Creek Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: Battle Creek Ranch is closed for the season. We'll post an updated right before the season opens again.

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Bollibokka Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: Another great season at Bollibokka has officially come to a close! Check back with us in April for an update on the conditions.

Hot Flies: 

Circle Seven Guest Ranch Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: Another great season at Bollibokka has officially come to a close! Check back with us in April for an update on the conditions.

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Clear Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: Clear Creek is closed for the season. We'll post an updated right before the season opens again.

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Gold River Report

Updated:  October 16, 2019

Report: With the salmon fishing ended on the lower river, you will have the place all to yourself. There are some nice adult fish coming through each day. Halfpounders are still in the system, so you will always find something grabbing your fly. We expect to see some quality fish continuing to enter the system through November. With the great weather and solitude, October is one of the best times to come out and fish the Lower Klamath. We have some prime openings, give us a call!

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

Hat Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: Hat Creek Ranch is closed to fishing for the season. We'll post an updated right before the season opens again.

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:  November 16, 2019

Report: The trout are in and biting on Luk! Midges and small Pheasant Tail nymphs always work well on the trout. This lake is loaded with damsels and dragons, so Woolley Buggers and Balanced Leeches work great either stripped or under an indicator. Bring different colors, some days olive is the ticket, others black or orange work. Another fly you might try would be a Float 'n Fly in Bluegill.

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:  October 9, 2019

Report: The South Fork of Battle Creek is looking really good right now. Hoppers! Grasshoppers! You have to throw big flies, does this disappoint anyone? Not us! Caddis are also coming off, so a dry/dropper setup with a Chubby Chernobyl or your favorite hopper with a Poopah, Silvey's or Bubbleback is what you should take on your hike up the canyon. Streamers are also very effective. These fish are not large, but they are strong and the occasional 18" fish will take your flies and won't look back. This is a great venue for those who want the best of both worlds, wild fish and comfort.

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Pedrotti Ponds Report

Updated:  May 21, 2019

Report: Closed until further notice.

Hot Flies: 
Poppers & Topwater Flies:
Mini Popper - Any, Mr. Hankey - #4-6, Silver Shiner Popper - #6

Streamers & Leeches:
Meat Whistle - Black or White, Crystal Bugger - Black #4, Mercer's Poxyback Crayfish - Any, Beaded Micro Buggers - #12, Foam Tail Werm - #2/0, Mercer's Poxyegg Leech - #4, Egg Sucking Bunny Leech - Black #2, Freshwater Clousers - Black & Chartreuse #6

Rock Creek Lake Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: Rock Creek Lake is closed for the season. We'll post an updated right before the season opens again.

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Sugar Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  November 16, 2019

Report: Sugar Creek has a ton of hungry rainbows and not enough to eat. Fishing has been stellar lately. Red midge patterns are always effective and in some ponds there are enough Grannom Caddis that an olive Poopah is just the ticket. Otherwise, throw the venerable Pheasant Tail nymph, under an indicator or without and stripped, and you will see some solid takedowns. Olive and brown Crystal Buggers are a go to. Zach's Balanced Damsel under an indicator is a good bet to get hooked up, use some good tippet because these fish are strong. And don't forget the beetles!

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 Zach. They will get you all set up to get on the water with just one, sometimes two phone calls (800) 669-3474