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:  July 27, 2021

Report: The river valley has had some smoke from the wildfires, but it is raining up there now! Expect the smoke to be a variable factor over the next week or so. The main hatch is still PMDs in the mid day, they are on their second or third generation this season so the sizes are decreasing. Tricos are also beginning to become a prominent occurrence with fish lining up for the spinners in the morning. Try the Drowned Trico under a small dropper. Smaller black Caddis are happening in the evenings. Swinging for fish is always a good option as there are a ton of scuds and leeches in this system.

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:  July 27, 2021

Report: The summer heat has put a damper on mid day fishing. Early Mornings and late evenings are the key here. There are still some tricos hanging around in the mornings near the Power House 2 riffle. Look for micro caddis in the late evening just before dark. The riffle section below 299 has had some fish still eating little yellow sallies, but the stoneflies are all but finished for the year.

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

Klamath River Report

Updated:  July 27, 2021

Report: There are some reports of adult steelhead and kings entering the lower system in the past week. The numbers should continue to build over the coming weeks. These fish will boogie up to the cold seeps and hold. The half pounders should be showing up in force soon. With the river temps in the 70s make sure to play your fish quickly, keep them in the water and unhook them as soon as you can!

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:  August 3, 2021

Report: The opener has come and gone, you can fish the entire river now. Releases from Keswick are 9,000 CFS and we are having great, smoke free weather here in Redding. Some large fish came to the net above Highway 44, those brutes are still in residence around the Sundial. The river continues to fish well through the heat. Rubberlegs is still a mainstay pattern to have on anywhere on the river, some days that will be all the fish will eat. We are seeing more and more signs of the Baetis hatch becoming the thing, the Olive Hotspot is another staple fly. We have seen some small PMD's hatching near dark along with a decent Caddis hatch most evenings, it is only a half hour emergence, but swinging soft hackles to aggressive fish is one of the top ten things you can experience. Come get some good fishing in while you can!

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:  August 3, 2021

Report: While we have seen the clarity beginning to improve on the turbidity gage, the river is still blown out from the confluence of Mud Creek downstream. There is still some opportunities on the upper river around the falls. This is a beautiful stretch of river that is ideal for wet wading in the summer months. Small water and dry dropper paradise. Try fishing a euro style jig under a large caddis this time of year.

Hot Flies: 

Pit River Report

Updated:  August 3, 2021

Report: Fishing is consistently good up in the Pit 3 section of the river. The water temps on the Pit are rising, this means you will need to look for the fish in the cooler and more oxygenated water. Think white, frothy stuff in the dropoffs and pockets. If you are not finding fish add more weight. Euro tactics in the fast water is key this time of year. The water up in Pit 3 below the dam remains pretty cool. Evening caddis hatches are pretty common, fish Bird's Nests and Poopahs in the day, swing soft hackles in the evening and tie on a Missing Link or Elk Hair Caddis when the fish are finally coming up top.

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:  August 3, 2021

Report: A fire has started just south of Big Bar, this is 30 miles downstream of Junction City. If you are heading out to fish lower in the river, check the highway status to see if it is open.

There are a few adult fish now in the upper reaches of the system in and around Lewiston. The water temps remain pretty good down to Douglas City, at the North Fork they are rising to near 70 degrees in the evening, so it would be a good idea to fish above Douglas City for now. We'll keep tabs on the numbers of fish and keep you in the loop.

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:  August 3, 2021

Report: The Salt fire is under control and the closures have been lifted. The lower stretches of the river are regularly topping 75 degrees now. Be sure to limit your fishing during the heat of the day. Fish up around Dunsmuir or higher in the system where you will find cooler temperatures.
If you do go, October Caddis pupas are moving around with fish grabbing them off of rocks and in faster water. Small black flies, Sweet Peas, Zebra Midges, S&Ms are working well in the mornings. Some fish will chase sculpin patterns too. Your best chances for the dry bite comes towards evening. With caddis beginning to show in numbers at dark, dark #14 & #16 Missing Links along with Chubby Chernobyls, and yellow Stimulators in #8 & #6 for the stonefly bite.

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:  August 3, 2021

Report: This is a great place to beat the summer heat, especially in the mornings and evenings. With the summer pattern settling in expect to see fish keying on hatches. There are a ton of midges, siz #16-18 red and copper colored pupa patterns work well, like Zebra Midges. With more Caddis coming off don't forget to bring Bird's Nests, Poopahs and Bubble Back Caddis to dead drift or swing. Soft Hackles work great here too. Damselflies are abundant and Zach's Swimming Damsel is a good pattern. 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 3, 2021

Report: This mid elevation lake receives most of its water from Lake McCloud. We don't normally fish Iron Canyon during the summer, but believe it is probably blown out. You should check out Baum Lake or Lewiston if you would like to get onto some stillwater rainbows.

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:  July 28, 2021

Report: The summer is a good season to fish Keswick. Higher flows will draw fish up towards the dam, you can get some good Caddis hatches in the evenings. With the flows up, throwing olive Wooly & Crystal Buggers on a sinking line is a great way to hook these rainbows. Midges and San Juan Worms are also dependable patterns on this river / reservoir.

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:  July 28, 2021

Report: The lake is low and giving up a lot of spots right now. The Pit arm, Jones Valley, will get you into some good action. Find a mud line and throw a crayfish fly on a full sinking line to bounce it off of the bottom. The Whiplash Cray and Bouncing Crawfish are good choices here. A lot of anglers are using the Float 'N Fly set up fishing six to nine feet deep, the basic shad color is working, but the black and olive Balanced Leeches are working well too. You can set up using the Jaydacator Float N Fly indicator to get deep. You may get into some top water action if you play your cards right, fish a Swimming Frog or a Rubberleg Largemouth Popper. Fluorocarbon tippet can help if the fish aren't willing to eat, sometimes the little details will help you out. Summer bass can be a lot of fun on the big lake!

Hot Flies:  Hot Flies Coming Soon!

Lewiston Lake Report

Updated:  July 28, 2021

Report: This little reservoir receives little attention from fly anglers during the summer months due to the availability of all the smaller trout streams. However, don't overlook this great little lake. The flows from the dam into the lake have been at least 2,500 CFS over the past week making the upper end fish like a small river. 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:  July 28, 2021

Report: Check your air quality readings before you go, the park is receiving lot of smoke. The lake has warmed up and the fish are cruising and eating! Look for cruising fish in the shallow flats, these will key on emerging Callibaetis and Mahogany Duns. Damselflies are also great patterns to use both the nymphs and adults. With the weather as warm as it has been we should see the Caddis popping up any time. Good tactics when you are searching for a fish is to fish a Balanced Damsel under an indicator, let it bob around and you'll eventually get a bite. Tightlining Zebra Midges in various sizes and colors also can be quite effective. Bring your boat and go find the fish!

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:  July 20, 2021

Report: The lake is blown out due to the Mud Creek glacier inflow. In the meantime, Baum Lake is fishing great!

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:  July 27, 2021

Report: The Tennant Fire burned north of the ranch and is now on it's last legs and is no threat to the ranch. Whew! The safety of our guests and staff is foremost on our minds, with access opened up on Highway 97 and clear skies, we are again welcoming guests on the ranch.

Water Boatmen are the hot ticket on the lakes. Fish Wooly Buggers and Zebra Midges until you see the crazy rainbows going after these aquatic beetles. Hopper season is right around the corner, for now fish in the creek are keying on stonefly nymphs and the black mayflies. In the frothy water and dropoffs, highstick a Rubberlegs and a Dark Lord and you'll get takers. Dry dropper with these flies or some smaller, dark mayfly nymph patterns will work best. The Glossosoma Caddis should be coming off soon, an Olive Poopah or olive Bubbleback Caddis works dead drifted and on the swing. The lower lake has the Water Boatman happening right now, hit those fish on the head with your fly and strip! Beetles and hopper patterns are a must here. Evenings are for the big hatches, bring your Adams and Missing Links in enough sizes to cover your bases and you will have a great night of fishing!

Hot Flies:  Rubberlegs; Dark Lord; Fox's Poopah - Olive; Bubbleback Caddis - Olive #14; Theo's Boatman - #14; Rainy's Water Boatman; Tim's Boatman; Adams; Missing Links

Battle Creek Report

Updated:  July 27, 2021

Report: Battle Creek Ranch has fished well through the season so far. If you go, it will be very hot down in the canyon. Caddis are the main item of interest as of now, but hoppers could be right around the corner. Play the fish quickly and keep them in the water for a healthy release. 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:  July 27, 2021

Report: The river blew from the glacier feeding Mud Creek. We are seeing it beginning to clear somewhat, we can't predict how quickly it will drop in. But, when it does the fishing should return the stellar experience we have seen all season. When the river does drop in, look to downsize your flies in the morning and through the day to #16 & #18 black Baetis patterns like the Two Bit Hooker, Micro May or an olive S&M. For those high sticking or Euronymphing Perdigons & Olive Hot Spots are good patterns along with the Alt Rockers in PMD and Black. And bring Rubberlegs, Poopahs and Bird's Nests. The evenings are seeing some good Golden Stone ovipositing with some emerging during the day. Chubby Chernobyls are hard to beat. And the October Caddis larvae are moving around. So much bug life.

Hot Flies: 

Circle Seven Guest Ranch Report

Updated:  July 27, 2021

Report: The river blew from the glacier feeding Mud Creek. We are seeing it beginning to clear somewhat, we can't predict how quickly it will drop in. But, when it does the fishing should return the stellar experience we have seen all season. When the river does drop in, look to downsize your flies in the morning and through the day to #16 & #18 black Baetis patterns like the Two Bit Hooker, Micro May or an olive S&M. For those high sticking or Euronymphing Perdigons & Olive Hot Spots are good patterns along with the Alt Rockers in PMD and Black. And bring Rubberlegs, Poopahs and Bird's Nests. The evenings are seeing some good Golden Stone ovipositing with some emerging during the day. Chubby Chernobyls are hard to beat. And the October Caddis larvae are moving around. So much bug life.

Hot Flies: 

Clear Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  July 27, 2021

Report: The ranch has been fishing well, 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.

Hot Flies: 

Gold River Report

Updated:  July 27, 2020

Report: We are looking forward to this season on the Lower Klamath. While we have had some blistering temperatures here in Redding through the early summer, we are seeing some early signs of steelhead entering the estuary. We will keep our eyes open and ears peeled and keep you up to date.

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

Hat Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  July 7, 2021

Report: Hat Creek Ranch has been purchased and is no longer available at this time. We are hoping this changes in the future. If you are interested in fishing Hat Creek and need lodging please give us a call at (800) 669-3474

Hot Flies: 

Luk Lake Report

Updated:  July 27, 2021

Report: The lake is lower, but there are a ton of bass and some larger ones are coming to the net. The top water bite is good in the mornings and very late towards the evenings. Throw your poppers or frogs towards the holes in the pads. There are a lot of damselflies here, so damsel nymphs are the go-to bug during the day, fish them on the weed lines on an intermediate sinking line, or try the Balanced Damsel Leech under an indicator. Olive and burnt orange is a great combo for this lake.

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:  July 27, 2021

Report: The south fork fished well this spring, we are looking forward to this fall when the temperatures drop and we can get after the trout again.

Hot Flies: 

Rock Creek Lake Report

Updated:  Jul 27, 2021

Report: The Trout Factory at Rock Creek Lake is still in business. The wild fish continue to amaze us with their numbers. The midge hatch in the morning will have them cruising the bay near the dock looking for clusters. Damsels and dragonflies are now abundant, bring your Balanced Leeches. Olive and Brown appear to be the best colors. During the day, fish deep in the creek channel with an intermediate sinking line with a small mayfly nymph and #18 Zebra Midge, slow strips work best. Patrol the shoreline with a black beetle pattern. The wind knocks them into the lake from the bushes and these fish learn fast. Hoppers could also become a thing this year, I'd be prepared with some as well. The evening Caddis hatch will have you either tying on a Missing Link or Adams, or wishing you had some to throw. Sizes to pack include #16 - 20. We've got a last minute cancellation next Tuesday if you would like a comfy air conditioned cabin to hang your friends or family. Come fish this great natural trout fishery and see for yourself why it is such a popular place to hang out!

Hot Flies: 

Sugar Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  July 27, 2020

Report: Higher in elevation than the central valley, the ranch is cooler and is fishing great. The beetles are being blown into the ponds and the fish are waiting for them. This is good. The savvy stillwater trout fisherman will bring midge pupae to fish in the mornings, some fish will sip adults, so a Griffith's Gnat is a good fly to have. Keep your eyes open for fish cruising weed bed edges, they are looking for mayfly an Damselfly nymphs. A good supply of Damsel Leechs is a must. The afternoons will have fish looking to eat beetles and other terrestrials knocked off of the surrounding shrubs. 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