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Upper Sacramento River

The Upper Sacramento is a great fishery with a variety of water that will keep even the expert intrigued as to what the next bend in the river might hold. The “Upper Sac” as it is known to the locals is a freestone river with pocket water, riffles, runs, huge pools, undercuts and small holes. This diversity of water types and the plethora of food sources make this river fishable year round and with every style of fly-fishing a person could want. Dry fly fishing, dead drifting nymphs, swinging wet flies, and streamers are all effective on the Upper Sac. This river is a lot of fun in the early to mid-summer, when it is hot out wet wading the river can offer relief. 3-7 ft rods can find their place on this river.

  • We recommend 9-9.5ft 4-6wt rods with floating lines
  • Breathable waders
  • Studded Boots
  • Wear natural colors (olive, brown, etc)
  • Wadding Staff



McCloud River

The McCloud river is home to one of the most infamous of all rainbow trout the McCloud river red band; which has been planted in rivers from New Zealand to Argentina and Chilean Patagonia. In addition to these, world famous red band trout the McCloud offers brown trout over 20 inches that will attack a streamer or slowly sip a dry fly! This is truly a gem of a river having all of the classic freestone style water. You can nymph all day or throw a dry and have success. There is a special place in the heart of every fly fisherman for the McCloud River. The McCloud starts at the foot of Mount Shasta and flows south to Shasta Lake. Fishing begins the last Saturday in April through November 15 (Check regulations).

  • We recommend 9-9.5ft 4-6wt rods with floating lines
  • Breathable waders
  • Studded Boots
  • Wear natural colors (olive, brown, etc)
  • Wadding Staff



Hat Creek

Hat Creek known as one of the worlds’ most famous spring creeks is abundant with insect life and healthy trout averaging 12 inches, stealthy fishing and a good presentation can get you into chunky 20 plus inch rainbows and browns. These monster trout are known to bring you into your backing. Solitude is hard to come by on this creek which is a great indication that the fish are worth it. Hat Creek is relatively flat topography and there is good access on the public water. It is beautiful and the scenery is spectacular, stretching nearly 50 miles and rises into two forks at Lassen Peak in the active Lassen Volcanic National park and flows northward reaching the mouth at Lake Britton, near Burney, Ca. Fishing is from last Saturday in April till November 15 (Check Regulations). And if hit at the right time the stonefly, green drake and October caddis hatches can be epic fishing.

  • We recommend 2-6wt rods
  • Rubber sole boots with studs
  • Wadding staff
  • Wear natural colors (olive, brown, etc)
  • Waders or wet wading is an option here