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Guide Notes

Ted Fay Report : February 19, 2019

Rick Cox

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We are currently in the belly of winter here in Dogpatch. February has been a month of copius ( to the layman that means a lot) amounts of both rain and snow with all our local rivers running like a roller coaster. We are presently enjoying a much needed break with temps on the cold side. Good news though flows are dropping, bad news getting to the Upper Sacramento River requires snowshoes for those of you looking to fish it. Only sane options to fish are the Upper Klamath above I-5 bridge and the Lower Sacramento Rivers. Both rivers are fishing good right now and are worth considering, just remember to layer up.

Cheers

Rick Cox

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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.

Ted Fay Report : January 27, 2019

Rick Cox

Photo by Pauline Cox

Photo by Pauline Cox

After weeks of rain and snow we are currently enjoying an excellent break in the weather. The much needed moisture has brought Shasta Lake levels up to its seasonal average and the snow pack on Shasta and surrounding mountains is in feets, lots of feets.

UPPER SACRAMENTO

Locally the Upper Sacramento River has been running high but continues to drop with the gauge today showing 1200cfs. Personally I love this big water this time of year. The opportunity is out there for hooking up with one of the fiesty lake run rainbows which I like to refer to as freshwater steelies …. they fight like and look like steelhead, probably descendents from steelhead locked in the river when Shasta Dam was built. They generally spawn in March and go back to their “ocean” at the lake to begin their migration back up into the river late summer into winter. This last week has presented perfect conditions and success for the few who are venturing out. Shown below is a nice 22in. chromer I got into a few days ago. Figure on throwing nymphs for now until we get warmer weather and get the lead on, lots of it. Also, I suggest using legs and your favorite nymph dangled from it … oh and 2x and 3x tippet!! Give me a shout if chasing these guys interest you.

Rick Cox

Wild Waters Fly Fishing

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Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

KLAMATH RIVER

The Klamath continues to have a solid steelhead season. The rains have brought in a new push of fresh fish into the upper end above I-5 and with it the bigger winter fish. Our guides are reporting fish up to 10 ibs. coming to the net which for the Klamath is a very good fish. We have been taking fish drifting nymphs under a bobber and also out of the boat swinging through some the mellow lazy water. Pressure is nonexistent and excellent weather is forecast for the next week. Think about this river for your next steelhead adventure. The shop has a great assortment of steelhead flies, leader and tippet for this river so pop in and get your arsenal restocked. We also have excellent Klamath guides for this prime time, give us a shout.

Rick Cox

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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

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

Cheers

Rick Cox

Ted Fay Fly Shop Says Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Rick Cox

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The Ted Fay Fly Shop wishes all you fly fishers and non fly fishers a very happy and joyous holiday season. We give thanks for your patronage and support. If you are having a difficult time making gift choices for that 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 him at info@tedfay.com.

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Ted Fay Report : November 28, 2018

Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Pauline Cox

Photo by Pauline Cox

Winter has finally decided to creep in, the mountain has gotten it’s first coat of snow and the beautiful clouds of the season are showing themselves off. As I write this it has been raining all day and is forecast the rest of the week along with a possibility of snow. The local rivers are all closed with the exception of the Upper Sacramento which is open all year. I tip my hat to another great season up here and give gratitude to our rivers that bless us with their beauty and the pleasure they give us. And thanks to to all of you who respect this wonderful resource we get to enjoy here. On the up side this weather is bringing in a fresh push of steelhead on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers so it’s time to get the big guns out and go chase some beast.

Party Over Till Next Season Photo by Rick Cox

Party Over Till Next Season Photo by Rick Cox

Sean USac Photo by Rick Cox

Sean USac Photo by Rick Cox

The Upper Sacramento River

With rain the norm for the USac is she runs like a roller coaster showing off rapid rises and drops. Rain is supposed to be with us through this week so best wait till it ends and settles a bit. Remember, this river can fish very good for some quality fish during the Fall and Winter season. Think big rubber legs, Winter P.T.’s, S&M’s, Micro Mayflies and soft hackles. An occasional Blue Wing Olive hatch will bring noses, sometimes big noses up to sip these bugs so be prepared to switch over to throwing your favorite BWO pattern. This time of the year is a special favorite for me, the opportunity is there to get into one of the big fish that this river holds and you don’t have to mess with the dinks of summer, they are hibernating heaven knows where.

Swinging The Klamath Photo by Rick Cox

Swinging The Klamath Photo by Rick Cox

Klamath Hookup Photo by Andy Marx

Klamath Hookup Photo by Andy Marx

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Looking Forward To Seeing The Beast Again

The Klamath River

The Klamath just keeps rocking with a stellar run of half pounders and adult steelhead. Whether fishing flies under the bober or swinging through a favorite run we have been finding fish. This Fall has produced one of the best half pounder runs seen in years and now the adults are showing. With above average precip forecast for the north state the next 2 weeks things will continue to improve and I encourage you to get up here to join in on the fun. We have some great Klamath guides available to show you where the fish are so give us a call.

The McCloud River

Just got notification from the Forest Service that the road from the dam to Ash Camp will be closed December 1 due to unsafe conditions. No idea when it will be repaired, hopefully before April 27, 2019.

Cheers

Rick Cox

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Ted Fay Report : November 6, 2018

Rick Cox

Fall On The McCloud Photo by Rick Cox

Fall On The McCloud Photo by Rick Cox

Fantastic Fall here in Dogpatch. The weather has been mild for the most part with the morning temps hovering around 30 degrees. Unfortunately there is no rain in sight and Mt. Shasta is down right naked with no white stuff covering any and all of her body parts. The National Weather Service is showing nothing but above normal temps and bone dry precip for the next 2 weeks. This isn’t starting off very well for me and you, so am not going to even think the D word for the time being.

McCloud River Report

The McCloud has really put on a spectacular show for us this Fall with its mosaic of brilliant colors. So with the river closing very soon (November 15), the popular October Caddis hatch and the quest for the big brown trout the river has been packed with anglers. It’s been tougher lately to bring fish to the net but there have been stellar windows where we have been lucky to experience hungry fish. Mornings have been the toughest due to the frigid conditions so I recommend the afternoon. Nymphing is solid but we have also enjoyed some outstanding dry fly fishing with some quality fish taking Stimulators and small mayfly patterns such as Baby Adams and Humpys. BTW too we have been witnessing the abundant leaf hatch, always popular this time of year.

Upper Sacramento Report

The USac has been producing a few lake run fish lately. To get away from the crowds I recommend the lower river from Lakehead up to Gibson and the possibility of hooking into one of these explosive fish. You get above Gibson and you start seeing more anglers. From Sims up to Ney Springs the October Caddis are still abundant so definitely throw your favorite imitation. The great thing about this river is it’s open all season so with the lack of rain so far and the McCloud closing soon this is a great alternative to consider for you junkies.

Klamath River Report

The steelhead are here and the run of early fish has been very good. A lot of half pounders so far but there are definitely adults in the mix. Reports from the lower river indicate this strong start to the season will continue as more more fish enter the system. Fish are being taken on single handed and two handed rods swinging and on the bobber with a couple of bugs hung off it.

Give us a shout if you want to join in on the fun here.

Cheers

Rick Cox

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Never Tired Of This Beauty Photo by Rick Cox

Never Tired Of This Beauty Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud Rainbow Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud Rainbow Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud Brown Photo by Edward Boyd

McCloud Brown Photo by Edward Boyd

McCloud Bow Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud Bow Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud Bow Photo by Edward Boyd

McCloud Bow Photo by Edward Boyd

What An Amazing Brownie Year On The McCloud Photo by Rick Cox

What An Amazing Brownie Year On The McCloud Photo by Rick Cox

Klamath Steelie Photo by Andy Marx

Klamath Steelie Photo by Andy Marx

Klamath Fun Photo by Andy Marx

Klamath Fun Photo by Andy Marx

Klamath Steelie Photo by Andy Marx

Klamath Steelie Photo by Andy Marx

Tart Porn Photo by Rick Cox

Tart Porn Photo by Rick Cox

Cake Porn Photo by Rick Cox

Cake Porn Photo by Rick Cox

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