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McCloud River Fly Fishing Report

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John Rickard reports on 5.10.18

McCloud River

Most of our guide days have been on this magical river. It has seen a mix of weather and is in fantastic shape. 

The best and most fun fishing has been with the dry fly, however, we have seen success on every technique. Major players are the PMD’s Yellow Sallies and Golden Stones. The fish have been healthy and consistent in the 10-14 inch range. That said the river has already shown off some big ones.

 A pack of very large browns attacked our poor fleeing rainbow trout pattern making a scene at our feet worthy of any film festival. If we had footage most audio would have had to been bleeped out. The crowds have been very inconsistent and many of our days include solitude in one of California’s finest trout streams. We specialize in this river and its short game tactics. Let us teach you how to turn those fish on.

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