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Guide Notes

Ted Fay Report : October 18,2016

Rick Cox

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The McCloud River has gone to dreamy creamy with visibility 1 to 1 1/2 ft. after the 4 days of  7 inches of rain .... also is a bit higher. Be careful out there and enjoy.

On the other hand the mointain is stuffed with snow.

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Ted Fay Report : October 7, 2016

Rick Cox

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Fall is now in full swing. We have had our first rain since last spring, the nights are cold and next weeks forecast is RAIN. The mountain is showing off it's beauty with each snow and the colors are brilliant. Both rivers here are showing the fall uptick in fishing. The October Caddis are making their appearance along with Caddis and a variety of Mayflies.  Nice fish, real nice fish are being caught on both the McCloud and Upper Sac. This is the time of year where you need to be prepared for all types of fishing ... dry, wet, streamers will keep you in the game. The fish are HUNGRY knowing that winter is not far away so get your asses here ... ditch the couch, forget the to do list, tell the boss you are REEL sick, and promise the wife/girl friend/husband/boy friend/kids/dog/cat that you will do anything (within reason) as long as you can get a pass to do some me time here in the State Of Jefferson.

For you steelie folks, yes they are arriving. I spent a day last week on the Rogue with Buster and Derf and the tug was on. Get ahold of us at Wild Waters Fly Fishing to NOW to join in on the Klamath, Trinity, and Rogue fun!

McBrownie

McBrownie

McRainbow

McRainbow

Great job Matt, you be an excellent student ... he and his dad have been fishing with me for YEARS!

Great job Matt, you be an excellent student ... he and his dad have been fishing with me for YEARS!

Matty showing the butter

Matty showing the butter

Swinging The Rogue

Swinging The Rogue

Rogue Bobbercator Fishing

Rogue Bobbercator Fishing

Keep The Fly Box Stocked

Keep The Fly Box Stocked

A McCloud Era Ends

A McCloud Era Ends

Got Snow

Got Snow

See my last report for recommended bugs.

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

Ted Fay Report : September 20, 2016

Rick Cox

DePuy Spring Creek

DePuy Spring Creek

Just back from a road trip to WY/MT in time for the shoulder season here in Dogpatch. This is the time of year I lick my chops for the many choices that start to present themselves in the area. Both the Upper Sac and McCloud River have shown improvement in their fishing. The fish are starting to get active with the cooler water and cooler days/nights. Caddis, caddis and more caddis are showing on both rivers so make sure you have some Fox Poopahs, Birds Nest, Split Wing Caddis, EC Caddis and Elk Hare Caddis on hand. The "mythical" October Caddis are also pupating now so think about Cased Caddis and October Caddis emergers. Reports of some nice fish have been coming in on both rivers and it will only get better. Also reports of steelhead half pounders and adults are trickling in for the Trinity, Rogue, and Klamath (we know this river better than anyone). The salmon are arriving on the Lower Sac and the spawning fish will kick in the egg bite there. Don't miss out on this excitement .... so many choices, so many rivers and so little time. Drift, walk/wade, spey, single handed NO PROBLEM! Wild Waters Fly Fishing will be more than happy to get you out on any of these rivers, CALL NOW and book a trip!!

 http://wildwatersflyfishing.com/877-934-7466

 

The Things You Stumble On When Lost In Wyoming

The Things You Stumble On When Lost In Wyoming

Bridger Teton Wilderness Spring Zen

Bridger Teton Wilderness Spring Zen

DePuy Bleacher Seats ... FISHY!

DePuy Bleacher Seats ... FISHY!

Paradise Valley Sunset

Paradise Valley Sunset

Montana Brownie

Montana Brownie

Amazing Things You See On Road Trips

Amazing Things You See On Road Trips

Bullwinkles Cousin

Bullwinkles Cousin

Wyoming Avocado Pie ... Awesome!

Wyoming Avocado Pie ... Awesome!

Real Cowboy Breakfast

Real Cowboy Breakfast

All photos by Rick Cox

Recommended Bugs .... Nymphs

  • Dirty Bird #8-12
  • 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 #14-16
  • Adams #10-18
  • X-Caddis #8-14
  • E/C Caddis #14-16
  • Stimulator #8-14
  • PMD #14-16

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

Cheers

Rick Cox

www.mccloudflyfishing.com

www.wildwatersflyfishing.com

Ted Fay Report : August 31, 2016

Rick Cox

McCloud SLAB ... Aint No Steelhead

McCloud SLAB ... Aint No Steelhead

August is just about out of here, nights are getting longer, days are cooling down a bit and Osprey juveniles are spreading their wings and learning to fly. All signs that Fall is a few weeks away and starting to show ... a welcoming after the hot daze of summer. Wild Waters Fly Fishing has still been having successful days on both the McCloud and Upper Sac though and it will only get better as the cool down kicks in and the fish get more active. Small bugs such as size 16 P.T., Micros, S&M, Birds Nest and Poopahs have been bringing grins to our clients. Fish hard, fish deep, fish the turbulence, and BE surgical .... the fish Gods will be kind to you. Nice thing about now is crowds are nonexistant on both rivers so for you nonsocial sorts you got it all for some me time. As usual I do expect a bump this Labor Day weekend of flatlanders but be forewarned we are predicted to have a cool down with temps in the 70's.

For you Steelhead junkies reports of them in the lower Klamnath are coming in. Wild Waters is presenting a 4 day Orvis Spey Clinic next month  near Happy Camp at Paradise Point. We still have a few spots open so check it out and give us a shout if interested .....

http://wildwatersflyfishing.com/top-shelf-trips/orvis-in-paradise/

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Yep proof they pump septic at Ah Di Na

Yep proof they pump septic at Ah Di Na

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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

Ted Fay Report : August 9, 2016

Rick Cox

Summer Glow

Summer Glow

Right in the gut of summer here in Dogpatch and the fishing is about par for mid summer. Both rivers are showing the effects of the hot days and will probably remain so till the nights start cooling off when the bugs wake up again. In the mean time my recommendation for both the McCloud and the Upper Sac is the family of LBS (little black shit) for flies ... see my last report. Get the darn things down near the bottom, fish the heavier water right in the mist of the boil, and hit those transition seams. If you want some dry fly action then get up EARLY and head out before the shade disappears. That's where, until the sun hits the water, you will see big heads sipping BWO's in the tailouts. You get one shot at these educated guys so be stealthy and hang on. 

McBowie

McBowie

McBrownie

McBrownie

Bodacious Rainbow

Bodacious Rainbow

McBowie2 

McBowie2 

Bear Claw Fairy Has Arrived

Bear Claw Fairy Has Arrived

High Country Meadows Showing Off Right Now

High Country Meadows Showing Off Right Now

Now's The Time To See Some Mountain Bloom

Now's The Time To See Some Mountain Bloom

Feeling The Zen On Mt. Shasta

Feeling The Zen On Mt. Shasta

Then There's Been This Little Wedding Thing ... Meet My New Bride Mrs. Cox

Then There's Been This Little Wedding Thing ... Meet My New Bride Mrs. Cox

If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop in and bug Bob ... he's lonely this time of year.

 

Cheers

Rick Cox

www.mccloudflyfishing.com

www.wildwatersflyfishing.com