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Guide Notes

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

              TO

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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Chrome

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

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