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Guide Notes

Ted Fay Report : February 3, 2017

Rick Cox

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Apocalyptic rain and snow, a winter for us Dogpatchers to remember. It just keeps coming and coming, needless to say the kibosh has been put on fishing. Windows of opportunity have been short and pretty damn nonexistent. I had not touched my trout rod since mid November so when a brief window for rod/river bonding appeared this week I jumped in the truck and headed out to one of my favorite high water spots. Driving to the river off of I-5 provided snowbank challenges but was able to plow though it. I eagerly rubbered up, grabbed my rod and stumbled to the river only to find Bob Grace. Long story short he was killing it. Our favorite fly shop owner doesn't get the chance to get out much during most of the season but this is his time and he had been blessed by the fish Gods that day. Pics below are of the pigs I had the pleasure of landing for him. If I had been on a steelhead river I would have sworn these brutes were steelhead. My theory, I may be wrong, is when Shasta Dam was built it trapped steelhead above the dam.  We now have their decendants who spend most of their time in the lake but migrate into the river to spawn anywhere from now into spring. Thus the bright, ballistic lake rainbows that we start seeing in summer and into winter. Here's the latest up to date rain gauge reading from McCloud Dam, 20 inches in a month! It's going to be an interesting Spring and Summer folks.......

Date               Rain Inches                                                                                

01/05/2017         35.04

02/02/2017        55.66

Screw it, I going to Hawaii next week. Rain/snow in the forecast next 2 weeks. 

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Downtown Mt. Shasta

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Uncle Bob's Pig

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USac Steelhead?

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USac Slab

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Beautiful Translucence 

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Backyard View Squaw Creek Buried

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Lake Siskiyou Frozen

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Downtown McCloud

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FEETS of Snow For Your Spring/Summer Pleasure!                                        

Cheers

Rick Cox

www.mccloudflyfishing.com

www.wildwatersflyfishing.com

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Rick Cox

                 

 

 

 

 

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HAVE YOU BEEN NAUGHTY OR NICE?

 

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We here at The Ted Fay Fly Shop wish all of you fly fishers a very happy and joyous holiday season and give thanks for your patronage and support. If you are having a tough time making gift choices for the special person in mind just remember the shop is full of ideas for your shopping list. Remember too we offer gift certificates. So give Bob a call at 530-235-2969 or email at info@tedfay.com . 

Happy Holidays from Bob, Rick and Steven

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Santa Has A Present For You If You've Been Nice

Santa Has A Present For You If You've Been Nice

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Go to www.mccloudflyfishing.com for my special Christmas Gift Certificate discount offering for guided 2017 trips.

Rick Cox

www.mccloudflyfishing.com

Ted Fay Report : November 15, 2016

Rick Cox

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Big fish are ready to play on the Upper Sacramento River .... the only reeeel trout stream open all winter here in Dogpatch. Now that the traditional trout season has come to a close .... by that I mean ALL LOCAL RIVERS ARE CLOSED! You would be surprised how many sports do not know the closures in Northern California let alone the regulation changes on the USac (catch and release, NO FRIGGIN BAIT, artificials only!) I saw two guys chucking salmon roe a couple of winters ago in the dead of Winter ... dude, come on. In any event the USac has been a kind place this last week for my happy clients. Great clients and smiling faces, that's what it's all about. The river is fishing very good but you have to time your days due to the pulsing from the rain/snow we have been getting. Yes we are having an old fashion Fall segwaying into Winter. You treat the river like a steelhead river under these conditions, when the river is rising go eat pastries and have a beer but when she starts to drop then get with it and get to it. It's a river not to be neglected during those days of Winter when your mind wanders off thinking of where you can chase some trout and have some solitude .... that can be now rather than next Spring. From now till April the river produces some QUALITY fish .... just gaze above. Give us a call at Wild Waters Fly Fishing to experience this great Winter fishery. We can also set you up with one of our great steelhead guides for the Klamath, Trinity, Rogue, and the coastal rivers of NorCal and Oregon.

The Ghost Of Fall Hanging Around

The Ghost Of Fall Hanging Around

Steelhead ... Not ... Just A USac Prize

Steelhead ... Not ... Just A USac Prize

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Magic

Rod Tip UP!!! PLEASE!!!

Rod Tip UP!!! PLEASE!!!

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Nope Not A Steelhead .... USac Rainbow

Nope Not A Steelhead .... USac Rainbow

Pornilicious ... I Get Turned On By The Claw

Pornilicious ... I Get Turned On By The Claw

If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop in a say bug Bob.

Cheers

Rick Cox

www.mccloudflyfishing.com

www.wildwatersflyfishing.com 

Ted Fay Report : November 4, 2016

Rick Cox

October has been a record setter, we got plenty of rain and snow. Here is the recommended bobbercator for the current conditions, available exclusively at The Ted Fay Fly Shop. 

Date PPT INC  RAIN  

 DATE             INCHES  

10/06/2016 .........00.39

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11/01/2016 .............16.45

The Upper Sac and the McCloud Rivers are both high, the McCloud is colored but for you hardy sports it's worth a go. Snow melt will affect the Upper Sac so you can expect it to be spring like flows. The McCloud flows are normal out of the dam but feeder creeks start pumping it up. The rain has put the dreamy creamy into high gear so expect the viz to be minimal on the Mac. Strategy massaging is in order so fish the edges and slower spots you would normally skip in the summer, attack the seams between fast and slow and get the lead out because you are going to need it. October Caddis are still at the party so big stimmies should get a rise. On the McCloud think LEGS and STREAMERS.

Steelhead has been on the brain so the Klamath has been on the ticket. Give me a call if you have a calling to chase the beast.

Rick Cox

www.mccloudflyfishing.com

www.wildwatersflyfishing.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Got The Single and Two Handed Arsenal

Got The Single and Two Handed Arsenal

Hat Creek ... There's A Story Here

Hat Creek ... There's A Story Here

Sweet and Sticky Porn

Sweet and Sticky Porn

Ted Fay Report : October 25, 2016

Rick Cox

McCloud Dreamy Creamy

McCloud Dreamy Creamy

With all the current conditions we are putting up with you would think things are tough but guess what, it hasn't been all too bad. Now that could change on the McCloud (talk about clouded) and the Upper Sac any time but up until recently both rivers have been giving up decent fish. Rain is the big nemisis and we are currently getting some. As you can see the McCloud color is off but that doesn't bother the fish, they have to live under these conditions and eat still. You must be a tad more patient, work it slow and hard and be careful of course wading. Some very nice fish are being caught in these conditions with big rubber legs and sreamers. Of course hatches are less frequent with days cooling but the October Caddis are still out and about so dry/dropper is worth it. The Upper Sac has been on a roller coaster ride with flows, shooting up big time and then dropping rapidly. The color has not been too bad but you have to deal with higher water flows. All this reminds me of what Fall weather used to be like. We have been spoiled by the extended drought with summer like flows lasting into Winter but this is what the last part of October used to look like ... contending with nasty weather and making adjustments ... so cowboy up and get with it. Wild Waters Fly Fishing has been experiencing some impressive McCloud River days of late and have been bringing smiles to clients so give us a shout to show you how our guides fish this famous river.

The Klamath is showing a good  push of fish with all the rain and the fall colors are spectacular on this State Of Jefferson gem. More rain on the horizon will only make things better for you steelhead chasers. Wild Waters Fly Fishing guides have been nailing it here so put us on your to do list for this Fall and Winter, the Klamath River is back!

Still Getting Some Nice McFish Though

Still Getting Some Nice McFish Though

McBrownie Blowing A Kiss

McBrownie Blowing A Kiss

Catch Of The Year On The Bottom Of The McCloud ... Someone is missing this 

Catch Of The Year On The Bottom Of The McCloud ... Someone is missing this 

Upper Sac Fishing Welllll!

Upper Sac Fishing Welllll!

USac Continues It Love

USac Continues It Love

Alternative Vehicle To Ah Di Nah

Alternative Vehicle To Ah Di Nah

Fall On The Fall River

Fall On The Fall River

Think Bigly Pastry Porn Lovers

Think Bigly Pastry Porn Lovers

Klamath Steelhead Are HERE!

Klamath Steelhead Are HERE!

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Klamath Carl With Bigly Smiling Clients

Klamath Carl With Bigly Smiling Clients

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If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop in and bug Bob.

Cheers

Rick Cox

www.mccloudflyfishing.com

www.wildwatersflyfishing.com