Welcome to my office! The Upper Sacramento flows through my front yard, and the beautiful McCloud and Pitt rivers are just a short drive away. This region has a wealth of fly fishing all around. All three rivers are very different in character and provide a great variety of fishing and wilderness experience.
A nymphing story…
It has been told to me by the late Jim Gade, who fished these waters from 1949 to 2004 that the Native American Wintu women tied simple weighted flies for trout because they got tired of digging for worms. Some of these weighted flies were adapted to a very short line technique we call today “high-sticking,” popularized by the late Ted Fay and his partner Joe Kimsey (who is still going). The techniqeu was simple: a fly rod, a short leader, two weighted flies, that they drifted in pocket water on a short line. This system still works today as effectively as it did over a half a century ago. Although we have tweaked the system with strike indicators, lead, and different bugs, the game remains the same: get your bugs down to the trout with as little line on the water as possible.
Book with Wayne at (530) 235-4018, or email us.