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5732 Dunsmuir Ave
Dunsmuir, CA, 96025

530.235.2969

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Guide Notes

Ted Fay Report : September 23, 2019

Rick Cox

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Upper Sacramento River and McCloud River Report

Both rivers are starting to shake their lazy dog daze of summer and we are seeing the meter up ticking on fish beginning to put the chow bag on. Cooler days and nights along with some rain lately have flipped the switch for Mr. Trout. Squaw Creek runs through my backyard and I witnessed my first October Caddis of the fall on my deck last night. Mt. Shasta has it’s first dusting of snow too so all the planets are aligning for a great kickoff for our upcoming Fall season for both rivers. Still a bit early for any dry fly excitement but nymphing is very solid on both rivers. Lately we have been having success with a variety of midge patterns #16-18, Serendipity #16, P.T.’s #14-16, S&M #16-18 and miscellaneous stone fly patterns. Both rivers are running very clear so stealth is recommended. We have seen a few browns on the McCloud but no where near what we witnessed this time last year, but who knows they may be tardy to the party yet. Give us a shout if you would like to get into the Fall fun with one of our experienced guides, our October calendar is starting to fill.

Rick Cox

rick@wildwatersflyfishing.com

877-934-7466

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Recommended Bugs .... Nymphs

Dirty Bird #8-12

Posse Bugger #8

Red Fox Squirrel #8-10

October Caddis Pupa #8-10

Plump Poopah #8-10

Jimmy Legs #4-14

LBS (dig back to a certain previous report)

Gordon Prince #14-16

Copper John (red & copper) #14-16

Tan or Olive Fox Poopah #14-16

Soft Hackles #14-16

Dries

Humpy #8-16

Adams #8-18

X-Caddis #14-16

E/C Caddis #14-16

Stimulator #8-14

PMD #14-16

If you have any further questions give Bob a shout at the shop or just stop in and bug him next time in the area.

Ted Fay Report : August 26, 2019

Rick Cox

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August fishing has actually been pretty good considering it’s usually the slowest month here in Dogpatch. Given we are still experiencing the last of the snow melt and cooler water temps it has been a good time the last few weeks on both the McCloud, Upper Sac, Lower Sac and McCloud Reservoir for clients. It looks like a hot spell is upon us right now with possibly 100 degrees tomorrow but by Labor Day weekend temps get back to 80’s. This will probably be the last of the hot, the nights will be cooling soon and the fishing will improve. Best bet right now is nymphing your bugs deep near the bottom, fishing the faster oxygenated water and pockets. Recent trip up to the Rogue did produce some half pounders and the encouraging word up there is there are over 1000 summer steelhead at the hatchery already…hubba, hubba!

Cheers

Rick Cox

rick@wildwatersflyfishing.com

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Thank God They Got On This Quickly

Thank God They Got On This Quickly

Daily Ration

Daily Ration

If you have any further questions call Bob at the shop, otherwise when you are in the area stop in and bug him.

Ted Fay Report : July 29, 2019

Rick Cox

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Upper Sacramento and McCloud Rivers

It’s the Daze of the Dog time. July and August are always hot and the bug activity is pretty much on siesta. One nice thing so far though is the rivers are still experiencing runoff, not high flows but colder than usual water temps. Wet wading is optional and for some the most comfortable. Nymphing by far is the most productive method to get you into fish although the evening dry fly fishing during the last hour can be good. When nymphing, as I always say, you have to get your bugs down so don’t be afraid to get the lead out and put it on. The fish are hugging the bottom this time of the year and you have to get them down into their neighborhood. Great bugs for this time too are the assortment of LBS (Little Black Shit) … check in with Bob , he has a great assortment of them. And another great thing about this time of the year are no crowds on either the Upper Sac or McCloud.

Julia First Time Showing The Two Hand Grip                                                 Photo by Rick Cox

Julia First Time Showing The Two Hand Grip Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

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McCloud Brownie Photo by Jason Kash

Best Flan Around

Best Flan Around

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

rick@wildwatersflyfishing.com

Ted Fay Report : July 3, 2019

Rick Cox

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Upper Sacramento River

The Upper Sac is in perfect shape now. July is here but fortunately the days are very mild, we have experienced no serious heat waves yet and the water remains cold due to the continuing runoff. We are seeing the Golden Stones just about ready to leave the party but on the other hand some dynamite late evening dry fly fishing is still available. Although the word is out that the river is in excellent shape and you fly fishers are here in numbers the beauty of the river is that there is 30 miles of access. Most fish during the day are taking a variety of nymphs including soft hackles, Red Copper Johns, Dark Lords and my favorite the LBS (little black shit). Best luck has been getting the bugs down near the bottom, the fish are hugging it due to the very clear visibility.

Give us a shout if you want to experience some fun time on the Upper Sac this summer.

Cheers

Rick Cox

rick@wildwatersflyfishing.com

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Love Teaching Youngsters …. and Older

Love Teaching Youngsters …. and Older

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Slab Time

Slab Time

They Gotta Learn To Release Their Own Fish

They Gotta Learn To Release Their Own Fish

The McCloud River

The magical McCloud River has been giving up some excellent days for us. Again evenings here are the main theme for catching fish. If you are willing to stay late you will be rewarded with some spectacular dry fly fishing. Big bushy bugs about size 8 with a dropped nymph or a small Adams trailed behind it will get you in the game. The river has clouded up some due to Mud Creek so the spookability factor is diminished. Small bugs in size 14 and smaller are getting the job done for us but don’t be shy about throwing on that big rubber leg occasionally.

The McCloud in the summer offers no crowds and nice cold water, a good recipe for giving us a shout and booking one of our outstanding McCloud guides.

Cheers

Rick Cox

rick@wildwatersflyfishing.com

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New Born

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Recommended Bugs .....

Nymphs:

LBS (as follows)

Dark Lords #14-16

Soft Hackles #14-16

S&M #16-18

Zebra Midge #18-20

Rock Worm #18

FBPT #16-18

Micro Mayfly (blk.) #16-18

Jimmy Legs #4-10
Gordon Prince #14-16
Possie Bugger #8-10
Copper John (red & copper) #14-16

Dries:

X-Caddis #16

EC Caddis #16

Parachute Adams #14-16

Stimulator #8-14

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


Ted Fay Report : June 13, 2019

Rick Cox

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The Upper Sacramento River

The river flows are now just south of 1000 cfs. These flows allow added access locations and as the river continues to drop additional spots will open up. It has been a crazy spring for the river but we are starting to see a shift to normalcy and it will continue to get better as each day passes. We have been drifting it along with walk wade trips and the fishing has been surprisingly good to excellent. Best bets right now are chasing the Golden Stone hatch that’s been occurring in the evenings along with their buddies the yellow sallies, caddis and mayflies. Be prepared for some great evening dry fly fishing and stay out till dark thirty. Of course day time nymphing has been good, remember these fish haven’t been harassed much this spring so the spockability meter isn’t high.

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The McCloud River

The McCloud flows are juicy good. The entire river is back to its normal summer type flows and is fishing very good. Now is the time to be on it for some great June (one of the best months) action. Like the USac this river is prime time with the Goldens and Salmonflies dancing around. Expect to have very clear visibility so get your stealth game on. Crowds are starting to show up for the McCrowd but don’t let that stop you. Similar advise here, evenings are PRIME time for you dry fly aficionados and day time nymphing is good with bugs such as Dark Lords, Gordon Princes and good ole soft hackles.

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Fall River

Recently spent some time at Fall River, not fishing but just enjoying my brothers gorgeous place. This is a magical time to take in Fall and its beauty plus enjoy the great fishing.

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The Dough Hook Pastry Porn Shop

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Dunsmuir’s Madelenas Restaurant Desert Porn

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

Cheers

Rick Cox

rick@wildwatersflyfishing.com