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Leland Reel Co. Vintage New Zealand Brown Trout Fly Reel
A stately reel Zane Grey would have seen fit to use, this machined beauty is a relic from the Golden Age of trout fishing.
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detdesc::On the wide rivers of the South Island, and the glacial lakes of the North, fishing large dries to huge browns is a fine art with a long history. From the 1860s, New Zealand's trout fishing has been a legendary pursuit and a rich tradition, one to which the New Zealand Brown Trout reel responds with its design and name.
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  • Appropriate for line sizes 4 to 6
  • Traditional aesthetic
  • Fully machined from solid, bar-stock aluminum
  • Teflon anodized
  • Standard arbor for plenty of capacity
  • Tall, narrow geometry for quick line pick-up
  • Time-honored click-pawl drag
  • Easy left-to-right retrieve conversion
  • Solid brass components
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What is a Brown Trout?
Evolving in Europe and Asia they were introduced to North America in 1883. Known for being very carnivorous and growing to enormous sizes the Brown Trout is a worthy adversary on the fly. 
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detdesc:: Name: Brown Trout

Latin: Salmo Trutta

Other Names: Brownie, German Brown, Bronson

Life Span: 5-6 Years

Coloration: Light Brown with dark black spots either round our irregularly shaped

Habitat: Rivers, Lakes, and Creeks

 

Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta) are actually a salmonoid and closely related to the popular Atlantic salmon. Browns are native to Alpine regions in Europe and Asia. Salmo Trutta was first introduced to North American waters in 1883 when a nearly mythical package of eggs wrapped tightly in wet moss was shipped to the United States from Germany. In 1884 a similarly wetted, iced, and fated parcel containing another genetic strain of brown trout was shipped from Scotland to Canada.

 

By 1896 these Scottish or “Loch Leven” brown trout had been successfully transported (again) across the North American continent and planted in California’s Sierra region near Wawona. Since roots of these first journeys, stockings, and introductions were planted, Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta) have thrived and the species can now be found throughout the lakes and rivers of the United States and Canada.

Owing to the Brown Trout's (Salmo Trutta) incredible ability to thrive in an astonishingly wide range of conditions, sturdy populations of Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta) can be found throughout Europe, India, New Zealand, South America, and New Guinea in addition to waters across North America. Small and isolated groups of quite robust wild browns also remain at some high elevations in the European Alps.


Eating Habits of Brown Trout

Ole Salmo Trutta is considered the most wily and wary of the “trout class” primarily because of its particular feeding habits. In the early stages of life, brown trout tend to be a bit less shy and will more frequently and aggressively rise to surface-hatching insects. But as these fish age, they become much more characteristically wary and stick to a more painfully strategic, less reactionary, and mostly nocturnal feeding method.

On balance, Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta) enjoy finding and devouring insects, crustaceans, and smaller fish mostly at dusk and at night. In fact, many fly anglers fishing for rainbow trout have been quite surprised when they land not only the 8- or 9-inch rainbow they thought they hooked, but also the 22-inch Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta) that happened to be happily devouring the rainbow when it decided to take the fly! The most voracious feeding, however, happens beneath the cloak of night when nocturnal brown trout are begin to cruise the river banks for large terrestrial insects, smaller fish, stray mice, muskrats, squirrels, and even chipmunks.


Equipment for Brown Trout:

Brown Trout grow to very large and can require casting large flies. For that reason we recommend a 9ft 6 weight. A floating fly line is best in most river situations while a sinking line comes in handy when fishing for browns in lakes.

The Best Brown Trout Outfit

 Best Brown Trout Oufit 

 

 

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Loop Multi Fly Rod Series Review


GREAT TROUT RODS WITHOUT THE HYPE

 
Yet another example of what Loop does best: fly rods built to handle anything, and reasonable enough for any budget... Read More.
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Yet another example of what Loop does best: fly rods built to handle anything, and reasonable enough for any budget... Read More.
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Specifications:


• Trout Model: 9ft 5wt, 590-4: Purchase Here
• Streamer Model: 9ft 6in 6wt, 696-4: Purchase Here
• Action: Fast
• Sections: Four
• Guides: Ceramic stripping guides, chrome snake-guides

• Reel Seat: Triangular, locking reel seat for easy reel placement
 
January 24, 2014 (Sonoma, CA):  Loop doesn't claim that the Multi Series are “the greatest fly rods ever made,” they're just great rods. They aren't the “lightest rods on the planet,” because balanced casts and your reel/line selection are more important than weight. The Multi Series is proof that quality fly rods don't need to cost upwards of $500, and they're everything you'd expect from a Swedish brand dedicated to building premium tackle.

Casting above all else: If you're like us, you care more about how much fun a rod is rather than how high-modulus its blank is. Loop puts this emphasis on casting above all else. Designed to deliver solid line control and hold up in tough conditions, the Multi Series has the kind of components you expect from rods twice the price. And with two featured models, the 590-4 Trout and 696-4 Streamer, it's the ideal trout option for anyone looking to upgrade an old rod or add something new to their arsenal. 

The 590-4 (Trout): For a great all-around trout rod, it goes without saying that the 9ft 5wt is king. The Multi 590-4 is an excellent option that's versatile and easy to cast, making it ideal for a range of techniques and skill levels. Your buddy is getting into trout fishing? Here's his answer. You want a backup rod for an upcoming trip? The Multi 590-4 is it. If you want to cover just about any type of water, and you'd rather spend extra on flies or a sturdy reel, then take advantage of this offer from Leland and Loop. Limited quantities for a limited time, so pick one up in time for next season.

Recommended Fly LineLeland New Zealand, 5wt

The 696-4 (Streamer): This is a great rod with a ton of power, perfect for anyone who wants a dedicated streamer rod. At 9ft 6in, the added length gives you plenty of coverage and lifting power for large trout. The review below has a good rundown of its on-the-water performance, but suffice to say it makes easy work of streamer fishing. Loop rods have always been designed for going after huge trout (these guys pioneered Jurassic Lake) and the Multi 696-4 is a part of this legacy.
Recommended Fly LineAirflo Mend, 6wt

The Rundown: If you're in the market for a great rod, be it because you need to upgrade or you want another trout setup in you gear cache, go for the Multi Series. They are built to be solid and fun, and that's ultimately what we look for in the gear that we recommend.


Loop 696-4 Pro Review - Leland's Burke White


California's Lower Truckee River flows from the famous Tahoe Lake. It winds it's way though beautiful alpine country, passes through the quaint mountain town of Truckee and then bends eastward. Unlike most Sierra Nevada streams, the Truckee River never meets the Pacific Ocean. Instead, it heads inland, eventually feeding into Nevada's Pyramid Lake. It's a pretty western river and it's full of trophy trout...but they don't come easy.

It was on this river, that I had the chance to test out Loop Tackle's Multi 696-4 fly rod. That might sound like a larger fly rod for your standard-sized trout stream, but I had a plan in mind. Knowing that really big brown trout hold in these waters and also knowing that there's a healthy population of crawfish in this watershed, I was going streamer fishing.

I tied up some heavy-duty, rusty brown crawfish patterns with barbell eyes. I even added some rabbit strips to mimic the claws of the crawfish. This fly would be the only pattern I would fish this day. To efficiently deliver this heavier fly, I need a fly line with more mass. I chose the new Airflo Mend in a six weight. You might think I would fish a sinking tip line, but most of the clear water runs on the Truckee are not that deep and if a big brown trout wanted my fly...he'd happily move toward it.

To keep things simple, I used the Loop Multi fly reel (6-9) to compliment this outfit. Might sound like a pretty big reel to put on a six weight, but I chose it for two reasons: The reel's extra weight would counter-balance the extra length of this rod, providing improved balance for a long day of casting. Also, this larger reel would give me extra line capacity, should I need it on a big brown trout.

Here's an important factoid related to crawfish. They have an exoskeleton (a hard outer shell). As these critters grown, they shed or molt their entire exoskeleton and grow into their new one. Calcium is the key element here, as it is used to harden the new exoskeleton. Not wanting to waist any calcium, prior to the molt, a crawfish removes as much calcium from the old shell and stores it in its gastrolith (stomach stone). It then blasts this calcium back into the new shell to create a hard exoskeleton.

And the point of all this is...? When a big brown trout eats a crawfish, the trout's stomach dissolves the crawfish, except for the gastrolith. This white, pill-like stone (it looks like a Tums antacid) is passed through digestive track of the fish and drops to the bottom of the stream. A big brown trout will eat many crawfish and the expelled gastroliths will collect in the tail out of brown trout's run. Just think bones near a dragon's lair.

With the Loop Multi 696-4 fly rod rigged and ready, a walked the banks of the Truckee in search of a promising run. Prior to fishing, I inspected the tail of the run, looking for expelled gastroliths. Within a short hunt, I found a run with many (as in a lot) gastroliths in the tail out. The Loop Multi six weight had plenty of casting power to propel my Airflo six weight Mend fly line with ease. It's a nine foot six inch rod that provided easy mends and superior line control.

I could easily dead drift, jig and swing my crawfish pattern. I had total control over my many casts and drifts. My guess is that most people would have moved on to another run after a dozen or so casts, but not me. The confidence provided me by visually inspecting the collection of gastroliths kept me on the hunt. On one drift, my line literally stop. There was slight pressure and I set the hook. My Loop Multi rod bowed over and the Loop Multi fly reel's drag smoothly paid out line.

It was a big, really big brown trout on my line. I had twelve pound tippet, so I felt pretty confident putting hard pressure on the fish to keep him from structure. Not kidding, these big brown trout act more like Ling Cod, as they will dig (head first) into any crevice afforded them by the stream. I had the chance to land two more large trout during my day. Casting the Loop Multi 696-4 was fun and easy. It had plenty of power and balanced nicely with the Loop Multi 6-9 fly reel. This is one great rod/outfit for any angler wanting to pursue larger trout with confidence.

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Red Truck Fiberglass Trout Fly Fishing Outfit, 476-3
Here's your rag-top, vintage sports car embodied in our Red Truck Fiberglass Fly Fishing Outfit.  Get ready to smile.
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Red Truck Fiberglass Outfit:

 

Like stepping into a time machine, the Red Truck Fiberglass Outfit will transport you to a simpler time. Whether you will find yourself boulder hopping the North Fork of the Yuba or casting dries to rising fish on Hot Creek you will appreciate the balance and design of the Red Truck Fiberglass Outfit. Designed and balanced to fish small freestone rivers and spring creeks this outfit will greatly enhance your enjoyment of small stream and spring creek fishing.

 

The Fiberglass Fly Rod: While fiberglass is hardly a new material; we have improved traditional fiberglass by reducing weight and designing a versatile action.

  • The soft tip acts as a shock absorber protecting the lightest of tippets.
  • Fiberglass is incredibly durable making it the ultimate boulder hopping rod.
  • At 7 foot 6 inches this rod excels when fishing brushy creeks, pocket water, and small spring creeks.
  • The versatility of this rod is truly incredible. The soft tip allows for delicate presentations on spring creeks; while the powerful butt of the rod will effortlessly cast large hopper dropper rigs even when the wind picks up.
  • The ergonomic grip feels great and increases casting efficiency.
  • You can't help but smile when fighting on this rod.
  • Handcrafted and finished with the best components money can buy this rod looks and feels amazing in hand.

 

The Red Truck Diesel Reel:  A perfect match for the Red Truck Fiberglass fly rod is our Red Truck Diesel Fly Reel. Taking notes from the reels our grandfathers used this reel is durable, simple, and elegant.

  • The click and pawl drag system provides perfect amount of tension to protect light tippet and fight fish.
  • Machined from solid bar stock aluminum this reel will be appreciated for generations to come.
  • Whether you are pulling off line or hooked up on a fish this reel screams fly fishing.

 

The Line:  This outfit comes balanced with a double taper 4wt. This line enhances the feel and performance of your outfit.

  • No stretch design allows for efficient casting and hook sets.
  • Made out Polyurethane which is incredibly durable and can withstand exposure to sunscreen, gas and diesel. All other fly lines are made from PVC which is horrible for the environment.
  • Designed in a natural color for stealth when fishing gin clear spring creeks.

 

When you put this all together you have a highly effective and fun tool to fish small freestone rivers and spring creeks. You will search out new and exciting places to fish this outfit. It’s durable design and easy to use action make it the perfect outfit to teach your kids on.

 

Where will your Red Truck take you?

The North Fork of Yuba The Upper Sacramento River Hot Creek
Fly Fishing North Fork of Yuba Fly Fishing the Upper Sac Fly Fishing Hot Creek

 

Read Keith Westra's Review of the Red Truck Fiberglass Outfit>>>>

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  • Diesel 476-3 Fiberglass Fly Rod
  • Balanced Diesel 3/4 Reel
  • Airflo Super-DRI Elite WF4F
  • 7 ft 6 in 5x Leader
  • Rigged and ready to fish

Fish Camp Member Review:

Thought I would post a short review of the Red Truck Glass rod. I have had it for a few weeks now and have had a good chance to put it through it's paces.

When I first saw them for sale with Leland Fly Fishers, I wasn't ready to pull the trigger with them costing four hundred, and not being able to really find any info on them (here's that info). Well, luckily, one came up on a local secondary market and I grabbed it.

They only sell one glass rod and it is a 7.5 foot 4wt in 3 pieces. It is very well appointed. The blank is a transluscent tan/bamboo/light brown/caramel? (not sure what to call the color, but I really like it.) It has white solid glass spigots. Uplocking nickel hardware over a really nice piece of wood that blends well with the blank. It comes in a great yellow aluminum tube with black top and bottom, and a divided sock. Inside the cap for the tube is what they call the Brews-key, which is a bottle opener. Love this idea.

But the great thing is this rod. It is quick for glass, but VERY smooth. The tip has a beautiful flex and progresses into the butt, which is pretty slender for glass, but still has lots of reserve power. I am able to cast two feet of line with lots of feel with the tip and then haul out sixty feet as it gets into the butt power. It's real beauty though is found in what you would want for this configuration, at about fifteen to twenty five feet of line. It just seems to cast itself.

The grip on this is one I was really hesitant about (all those guys smack talk Leland grip shape). Not being able to give it a try before buying, I was not liking the look of the grip, but once I got it into my hand, I think it might be one of my favorites. It just positions everything so naturally.

Overall, I really like this rod. I just wish they would come out with some other configurations. I would love to have an eight foot five weight in this series.

Will post some photos when I get some taken.

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What is a Stonefly
The stonefly is a relatively large aquatic insect commonly found in cool, clean trout water throughout North America. Even though these bugs are less common than mayflies and caddis because of environmental factors, stoneflies can be quite important to trout and steelhead anglers in the western United States (especially in the Pacific Northwest) and they can make a well-prepared mid-western or eastern trout fly fisher's day during a prolific spring, summer, or fall hatch in ultra-clean and higher elevation lakes, rivers, and creeks.
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Stonefly


The stonefly is a relatively large aquatic
insect commonly found in cool, clean trout water throughout North
America. Even though these bugs are less common than mayflies and caddis because of environmental factors, stoneflies can be quite important to trout and steelhead
anglers in the western United States (especially in the Pacific
Northwest) and they can make a well-prepared mid-western or eastern
trout fly fisher's day during a prolific spring, summer, or fall hatch
in ultra-clean and higher elevation lakes, rivers, and creeks.

Stoneflies display easily recognizable characteristics throughout their typical life cycle and are most often identified as nymphs
by their long matched tails and antennae. As adults, stoneflies display
two sets of wings which do not work in unison during flight, rendering
this insect rather awkward when airborne. Biologically and like
mayflies, all stoneflies undergo incomplete metamorphosis, experiencing
only three major stages within their typical life cycle.

The
first of these three stages is the larval stage where these bugs are
commonly referred to as stonefly nymphs. The nymph stage is spent
entirely beneath the surface of the water. Stoneflies, unlike mayflies
and caddis have very stringent survival requirements like clean, cool,
and well-oxygenated water so their populations tend to be strong only in
northern environments, alpine environments, and otherwise clean rivers
and lakes.

Stonefly nymphs broadly resemble mayfly nymphs, but
are generally a bit larger, have only two tails, and do not display
visible gills along their abdomens. Stonefly nymphs can occur in a range
of colors with blacks, browns, yellows, and rusty oranges being the
most common. The stonefly nymph's set of six large, powerful legs allow
it to hug its often rocky environment for up to three years before it
finds itself ready to hatch to a winged adult.

Unlike other
common aquatic insects, stoneflies are a type of trout food that does
not hatch beneath, within, or on top of the water's surface film.
Stoneflies undergo their final molt to winged adults on land, generally
finding a log, rock, or sandy area near shore to initiate their adult
life stage. For stoneflies, the trip from the river or lake bottom to
land is relatively short and hurried; if they dawdle or get hung up by a
significant roadblock, they quickly become breakfast, lunch, or dinner
for hungry and opportunistic trout.

Adult stoneflies, for all
intents and purposes, look just like their nymph form with the addition
of 4 wings which generally lay flat along the fly's back while it rests.
The tails an antennae of fully mature stoneflies may also appear to be
less pronounced. Male stoneflies, which tend to be considerably smaller
than females of the species will typically find their mates along the
same rocks, vegetation, and sandy areas on which they hatched.
Fertilized females will return to the water to deposit their eggs.
Females fly low above the water, "dipping" their egg balls into the
water. They are also often found skating or skitting across the water's
surface, depositing their eggs with great effort -- when female
stoneflies are hard at work laying their eggs, trout can't resist these
large and vulnerable morsels.

Stoneflies follow three stages in
their typical life cycle of incomplete metamorphosis: nymph, adult, and
sexually mature adult. As far as fly fishing goes, there are really two
main points during this life cycle that require distinct artificial fly
imitations. These imitation points are: nymph and adult. A nymph
imitation is fished entirely in the subsurface and is designed to
imitate the stonefly during the major portion of its pre-adult stage and
just prior to its final, on-land molt to adulthood. An adult stonefly
is fished dry (on the water's surface) and generally imitates a sexually
mature female in the midst of her strenuous egg laying process.

When
packing your fly box with stonefly imitations, it's important to
research the species of stonefly most commonly found in the waters of
your targeted destination. Similar to fishing a local caddis hatch,
matching both size and color of the local stonefly population can be the
difference between a so-so day of fly fishing and an epic adventure on
the water. Because stoneflies spend the proportionally greatest time in
the nymph stage and are most vulnerable to trout during their trip from
water to land, never leave for a fly fishing destination without a solid
selection of stonefly nymphs on hand. Don't underestimate the
importance of having a good selection of adult stoneflies in lots of
colors and sizes either. These poor fliers are often blown from their
landward perches into the drift, where they are helpless in the face of a
waiting trout.


Due to its relatively large size (when compared to other aquatic insects), the stonefly is a fun pattern to fish. When fished like a dry fly, on the surface of the water, the resulting strikes are aggressive and memorable. Typically during a stonefly hatch the largest trout in the water come to feast. When fished sub surface as a nymph, few trout will pass up the larger meal ticket being offered. Having the right equipment, especially fly rod and fly line, makes all the difference when casting the larger stonefly pattern. Leland recommends the below fly rods for the best results.

Leland Rod Company's New Zealand Dry Fly Rod

Leland Rod Company's New Zealand Trout Fly Rod

Red Truck Fly Rod Company's Diesel Dry Fly Rod

Red Truck Fly Rod Company's Diesel Trout Fly Rod

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Loop Opti Dryfly Fly Fishing Reel, LHW, 5 Weight
Loop's

Opti Dryfly Fly Fishing Reel features an exceptionally smooth drag

system that's responsive enough for the most technical trout and

strong enough to land the rainbow lunkers and brown behemoths.
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all about finesse and technique, and the Loop Opti Dryfly Fly Fishing

Reel is crafted to give you the utmost in control and power.

Precision machined from the highest quality aircraft-grade aluminum

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Red Truck Diesel All Purpose Trout Fly Fishing Outfit 9' 5wt
The best all purpose trout fly fishing outfit! Includes rod, reel, line, extra tip, and leader rigged and ready to fish.
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All Purpose Trout Fishing Outfit:

Trout on your mind? Camping, campfires, casting dries, stream side lunches, cool mornings, and warm days... What’s not to love?

 

The Diesel 9ft 5wt outfit is your all round trout solution, the one best answer for fishing for trout anywhere. From the emerald green waters of the McCloud River to the The Lower Yuba River, the Red Truck Balanced All Purpose Outfit is your do-it-all solution. In one day of trout fishing, an angler can use multiple fishing techniques. A day on the McCloud River can start with fishing dries during the morning hatch, an indicator nymph rig during the heat of the day, a hopper dropper rig as it cools off, and finally streamers for big browns at dusk. You could certainly carry a dry fly outfit, a nymph outfit, and a streamer outfit, or you can take one outfit designed to excel in all of these situations.

 

The Red Truck Diesel “All Purpose Trout” Fly Rod: Our most versatile trout rod is our 9 foot 5 weight Diesel. This rod is your one answer for trout fishing anywhere. Built, designed, and balanced by avid trout fisherman for any situation.

 

·         A great rod starts with the grip. Red Truck's unique full wells grip is not only ergonomic but enhances the feel and efficiency of casting and fishing. Of course, we used top quality cork because life is too short to fish with crappy cork.

 

·         Matte finished rod black eliminates fish-spooking "rod glare," which occurs when sunlight reflects of a shiny rod's surface.

 

·         Sanded, precision-fit ferules (where the rod pieces come together) allow for repairs in just 3 days, eliminating the need for you to ship the entire rod back to us.

 

·         Effortlessly present dry flies on long leaders to rising trout.

 

·         Mend and roll cast nymph indicator rigs using the rod's powerful mid-section.

 

·         Hand made with incredible craftsmanship and premium components.

 

The Red Truck Diesel Reel:The perfect match for the Red Truck All Purpose Trout fly rod is our Red Truck Diesel Fly Reel. Taking notes from the reels our grandfathers used, this reel is durable, simple, and elegant.

 

·         The click and pawl drag system provides the perfect amount of tension to protect light tippet and fight fish.

 

·         Machined from solid bar stock aluminum this reel will be appreciated for generations to come.

 

·         Whether you are pulling off line or hooked up on a fish this reel screams fly fishing.

 

The Line:  This outfit comes balanced with a custom weight forward 5 weight fly line. This line enhances the feel and performance of your outfit not to mention fishing function.

 

·         No stretch design allows for efficient casting and hook sets.

 

·         Made out of Polyurethane which is incredibly durable and can with stand exposure to sunscreen, gas and diesel. All other fly lines are made from PVC which horrible for the environment.

 

·         Designed in a natural color to avoid spooking fish in clear water. 

 

·         Versatile taper that excels when fishing with dry flies, Indicator nymph rigs, streamer rigs, and hopper dropper rigs.

 

 

When you put this all together you have an outfit that is incredibly easy to fish, mend, and cast. This outfit comes fully rigged, ready to fish, and includes an extra tip. If you are purchasing your first trout rod or looking to experience a truly balanced outfit the Red Truck All Purpose Outfit is the perfect solution.

 

Where will your Red Truck take you?

The North Fork of Yuba The Upper Sacramento River Hot Creek
Fly Fishing North Fork of Yuba Fly Fishing the Upper Sac Fly Fishing Hot Creek

 

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Loop Adventure (Trout) Fly Rod, 3 Piece, 590-3
Do you or a good angling friend need to upgrade to a good trout fly rod? Don't miss out.
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Everyone who works at Leland started out fly fishing with pretty poor equipment. Actually, we tell stories around here about our "first fly rods." It's amazing we kept on fly fishing with the cruddy rods we were casting back in our early days.



You might be in the same boat. You might have received an older kick around fly rod from a relative, or maybe bought a blister-packed fly fishing kit from a big-box store...just to see if you liked fly fishing before investing. If you're still fishing with that old stick, you're missing out on half the fun, which is fly casting efficiently. A better, well-designed fly rod will make you smile in between fish. Heck, you'll even catch more fish, when you can accurately present your fly to the mark.



This Loop Adventure series five weight is the rod to upgrade to if you want a better-casting fly rod and just don't want to spend the money. It also makes for a perfect fly rod is you have a younger angler on your squad or maybe a buddy just getting into the sport. It's balanced and efficient at casting and it will change your (or their) experience on the water..



We're not saying this is the best fly rod in the world. That would just not be honest, but we are telling you that this all-purpose trout fly rod from Loop will make a world of casting difference for anyone currently fishing with a sub-par fly rod.

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Fly Fishing The McCloud River - Advanced
The Church, The cathedral, Holy Water, and the Jewel of the West Coast are names given to the spring fed McCloud River over the years. These affectionate names generally will indicate 1 of 2 things: it’s hard to get to or private… Amazing fishing and scenery are givens of course. In the case of the McCloud River it’s both. Many of the rivers in Northern California have been ravaged over gold, timber, and the obvious water. The McCloud River’s rugged surroundings and lack of gold kept both people and industries at bay.
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The Church, The cathedral, Holy Water, and the Jewel of the West Coast are names given to the spring fed McCloud River over the years. These affectionate names generally will indicate 1 of 2 things: it’s hard to get to or private…  Amazing fishing and scenery are givens of course. In the case of the McCloud River it’s both. Many of the rivers in Northern California have been ravaged over gold, timber, and the obvious water. The McCloud River’s rugged surroundings and lack of gold kept both people and industries at bay.  The McCloud Dam, forming Lake McCloud, separates the Upper McCloud River from the lower McCloud.

   

The Lower McCloud River fills Lake Shasta with help from the Upper Sacramento River, The Pit River, and various other creeks. Lake Shasta supplies the water for the Lower Sacramento River and most of the power in the Northern Ca.  While the Upper McCloud River, home to the Native McCloud River Red Bands is more of a creek than a river.

So many words have been written on the blue green wasters and lush yet treacherous surroundings of Lower McCloud River.  Most of these words were written by much better writers than me.

The Difficulty Rating of the Lower McCloud River - Advanced.

Now I am not saying you won’t have a good time if you go as it is an incredibly beautiful place to spend your time. The McCloud River is not the wading nightmare of the Pit River but involves quite a bit of hiking and moderately tough wading. The public water is minimal and gets fished often. Great fly choice and presentation is important. As long as you’re in good physical shape the fishing gaps can be bridged with a good guide.

Map of the McCloud River

Tips for Fly Fishing the Lower McCloud River:

  • Fish the soft edges of the river
  • Look out for rattlesnakes on the bank of McCloud. Here is a link on avoiding a rattler bite.
  • Fish dries any time of day in the spring and fall.
  • When nymphing, If you are not snagging bottom you are fishing a long enough leader or enough weight.
  • Fish smaller flies to catch more fish
  • Cast large streamer quartered up stream near the bank and stripped quickly using the current to form a belly in your line. This is what the big Brown Trout like.
  • Look out for poison oak it is everywhere. If you think you got it on you (you did) rinse all of your exposed skin with cold water river water this will close your pores and rinse the poison off. Heat and sweat open you pours and spread the poison.


Access and Camping on the Lower McCloud River:

Ash Camp On the McCloud River- Click the link to see Gps in Google Maps- In the town of McCloud make a left on Squaw Valley road. You take this for about 10 miles over the dam when the rod comes to a T go to the Right. Drive slow and look on your right for Ash Camp. It can be hard to see especially at night. Ash Camp provides great access to the river.

AH-Di-Nah Campground On the McCloud River - Click the link to see Gps in Google Maps- In the town of McCloud make a left on Squaw Valley road. You take this for about 10 miles until just before the dam there is a sharp left that takes you to Ah-DI-NAH campground. The 11 mile road is rough… take a sturdy vehicle. This is my favorite place to camp on The McCloud River.  There is a trail on the Westside (campground side of the river.) There are a few Primitive campsites in between the conservancy and AH-Di-Nah Campground and the Nature Conservancy Property.

The Nature Conservancy-  Click the link to view their website and book - The preserve allows 10 anglers to fish using catch and release techniques at any one time. Five of these fishing places may be reserved a least a few weeks in advance through the Conservancy's San Francisco office: phone (415) 777-0487. The remaining five fishing spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are held until 10 a.m. of the date reserved.

Hatches on the Lower McCloud River-

  • Blue Winged Olive- Spring and Fall
  • Midge- Year round
  • Golden Stones- May- June
  • Salmonfly- May and June
  • PMD- July- September
  • Little Yellow Stone- June and July
  • Caddis- Spring-Fall
  • October Caddis- Sept- October

Recommended reading on The McCloud River:

Best Guide on The McCloud River:

Shasta Trout Phone number is 530-926-5763


Fly Fishing gear for the McCloud River:

The best trout fly rod for the McCloud is a 9ft 5 weight. Our Red Truck Diesel 590-4 is balanced perfectly for the McCloud River. If you want to streamer fish for the big Brown Trout I recommend our 9ft Six weight Red Truck Streamer rod.

Best Trout Rod Best Streamer Rod If you have any questions on the McCloud River please email us at info@flyfishingoutfitters.com or call 415.781.3474.

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What is a Mayfly
In fly fishing, the mayfly is an iconic figure and probably the image most people with conjure when invisioning of the "fly" in the sport's name. These slender aquatic insects are easily recognizable in their adult or dun form by their highly visible upright wings and long, tailed abdomens. Biologically, all mayflies undergo incomplete metamorphosis, experiencing only three major stages within their typical life cycle.
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In fly fishing, the mayfly is an iconic figure and probably the image most people with conjure when invisioning of the "fly" in the sport's name. These slender aquatic insects are easily recognizable in their adult or dun form by their highly visible upright wings and long, tailed abdomens. Biologically, all mayflies undergo incomplete metamorphosis, experiencing only three major stages within their typical life cycle.


The first of these three stages is the larval stage where these bugs are commonly referred to as mayfly nymphs. The nymph stage is spent entirely beneath the surface of the water, and the type of water is entirely dependent on the particular species of mayfly. Crawlers, burrowers, clingers, and swimmers are all mayfly nymphs and all exhibit different body types and behaviors depending on their varying habitats. As the respective names make clear, crawlers crawl, burrowers burrow, clingers cling, and swimmers swim. Mayfly nymphs are most easily recognized in the field by their three long tails and gill-lined abdomens. Some are slender, some are stout, but each mayfly nymph will display these distinguishable characteristics.


From the nymph stage, the mayfly will emerge from its underwater habitat and hatch into a winged adult, subsequently living out two separate and distinct winged stages. During the first of these adult stages the mayfly is called a dun and can fly, but is not yet sexually mature and ready to propagate the species (the mayfly in its dun stage is the iconic figure of fly fishing mentioned earlier). Adult mayfly duns are notable for their dull, species-specific coloration, long and tailed abdomens, and opaque, upright wings -- mayfly duns observed resting on the surface film have been compared metaphorically to tiny sailboats bobbing with the river's current.


After sufficient time has passed (anywhere from 1 hour to a few days), the mayfly dun will undergo a final molt, shedding its outer layer to reveal a sexually mature spinner. At this point, the spinner mayfly will find and attract a mate. The females will deposit their eggs on the surface of the water and will fall to the water as a "spent spinner." During this sexually mature life stage, mayflies take on a much richer, more vibrant coloration. Generally the spinners are dark brown, reddish, or rust colored, but many species display creams, greens, olives, and even brilliant whites in their spinner stages. Despite the wide variation in species color, all mayfly spinners are easily identified by their large transparent wings, a change from the opaque wings of the dun stage.


Mayflies are incredibly important to trout because of their wide and dense distribution throughout rivers and lakes in the world's vast and varied temperate regions. Fy fishers have been imitating mayflies since the sport began hundreds of years ago, and having a wide selection of mayfly imitations in your fly box is never a bad idea.


Biologically speaking, a mayfly really undergoes three major stages in its typical life cycle: nymph, dun, and spinner. As far as fly fishing goes, there are five points during this life cycle that require distinct artificial fly imitations. These imitation points are: nymph, emerger, cripple, dun, and spinner. A nymph imitation is fished entirely in the subsurface and is designed to imitate the mayfly during the major portion of its larval stage. An emerger is a specific artificial fly designed to imitate a mayfly during its emergence from a nymph to a winged adult dun and is fished just beneath the water's surface or within the surface film. A cripple is similar to an emerger, but designed to closely imitate an emergent mayfly that has been caught or trapped in the surface film by its own nymphal shuck, unable to hatch to an adult dun. The two remaining artificial flies, the dun and spinner, are designed and fished to imitate the two separate and distinct winged life stages common to all mayflies.


When packing your fly box with mayfly imitations, always consider the destination before you start filling up those little rows of slotted foam. The water type, season, local climate, and time of day will often determine which distinct hatches of mayfly species you'll most likely encounter. Because mayflies spend the proportionally greatest time in the nymph stage, never leave for a fly fishing destination without a solid selection of mayfly nymphs and emergers on hand. Don't underestimate the duns and spinners either. These stages in the mayfly life cycle may be short relative to the nymph stage, but they can just as easily be the ticket to an epic day on the water for a fly fisher.  


When fishing a mayfly pattern, you have multiple options. However, the two most common approaches are either to fish the nymph form of the mayfly below the surface. This certainly can be done with a high stick nymphing approach, but it's far more common for fly fishers to fish a mayfly nymph with the assistance of an indicator to better detect strikes. The second, and arguably the most enjoyable way to fly fish with a mayfly, is the dry fly technique. Here, your floating, adult mayfly pattern is presented on the surface of the water. With a natural drift (the same speed as the current) you'll be amazed when a trout rises to take your offering. Dry fly fishing with a mayfly is the essence of the sport of fly fishing.

Take a look at the best nymph and dry fly rods we have to offer:

Leland Rod Company's New Zealand Trout Fly Rod

Leland Rod Company's New Zealand Dry Fly Rod


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Fly Fishing The North Fork of the Yuba River - Beginner
The Upper reaches of the Lower Yuba River, The North Fork of the Yuba River is a beginner’s paradise. The North Fork of the Yuba River fishes best in the summer months after the snow melt has occurred. Snow melt depending on the year is generally finished up by June. The North Fork of the Yuba River is over 60 miles long, most of which is paralleled by highway 49. The hot summer days allow anglers to fish without waders which is a huge plus for beginning fly fishers who may not have waders.
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The North Fork of the Yuba River is a beginner’s paradise but a seasoned angler will have a wonderful time as well. The North Fork of the Yuba River fishes best in the summer months after the snow melt has occurred. Snow melt depending on the year is generally finished up by June. The North Fork of the Yuba River is over 60 miles long, most of which is paralleled by highway 49.  The hot summer days allow anglers to fish without waders which is a huge plus for beginning fly fishers who may not have waders. We prefer to wet wade as the water is clean and clear. It also makes a quick swim to cool of that much easier. What could be better than sticking a few fish then swimming in the same hole.

The best stretch of the North Fork of the Yuba River is the stretch between Downieville and Sierra City. There are literally hundreds of pull outs for anglers to park and walk down to the North Fork of the Yuba River. In my experience your best bet is to fish the pocket water and make only a few casts in each spot before moving to the next rock. This is where you can hone your wading skills by casting while walking to cover wader quickly. If you're unsure, please exercise caution and stop fishing to move to the next spot. The creeks entering the river offer smaller water but tighter casting quarters. We love these creeks in the mid summer as they offer shade and maybe even a brook trout!

Difficulty Rating for the North Fork of Yuba River – Beginner

The North Fork of the Yuba River is where I take all of my friends and students to learn how to fly fish. The hundreds of eager fish in every stretch of river are quick but very catchable. The North Fork of the Yuba River is the perfect size for beginning anglers to learn how to wade and fish a river. While it is the perfect size it is not the easiest river to wade. So, being in good shape is a prerequisite to fishing the North fork of the Yuba River.

Fishing the pocket water on the North Fork of the Yuba River:

Pocket water is a section of water with many boulders protruding from it. These boulders create a buffer for the fish to hold behind, in front of, and along side. I like to fish my way upstream casting my flies all around the rocks. Start by fishing the water closest to you and then work you way out. The beginning angler should cast a hopper dropper rig. If you have cast your flies all around the rock and don’t get a grab move to the next boulder. There are hundreds of eager Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout in every stretch of the river. Be persistent and you will catch fish.

Tips for fishing the North Fork of the Yuba River:

·         Fish the pocket water in the bouldery sections of the North Fork of the Yuba River.

·         Fish a hopper dropper rig.

·         When fishing the runs and deeper pools of the North Fork of the Yuba use and Indicator rig.

·         Wade carefully and be stealthy as the water is clear on the North Fork of the Yuba River.

·         More tips on fly fishing for trout.


Lodging and camping on the North Fork of the Yuba River:

There are many campgrounds on the North Fork of the Yuba. I like the Loganville campground a few miles short of Sierra City. You can reserve a campsite here by calling 1-877-444-6777.

There are equally as many cabins to rent on the North Fork of the Yuba River. I prefer The Sierra Streamside Cabins  with guiding services from Jim the owner.

Gear for the North Fork of the Yuba River:

My favorite outfit for fishing the North Fork of the Yuba River is the Red Truck Fiberglass Fly Rod.

Best rod for Fly Fishing the North Fork of The Yuba River

 If you have any questions on the North Fork of the Yuba River please email casey@flyfishingoutfitters.com or call 415.781.3474.
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Fly Fishing the Lower Yuba River - Advanced
The Lower Yuba is a 21 mile long tailwater fishery flowing out of Englebright Lake characterized by long runs, crater-like pools, and wide riffles. However, it's more known for the feisty native rainbows that call this river home.
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detdesc::The Lower Yuba River

The Lower Yuba is a 21 mile long tailwater fishery flowing out of Englebright Lake characterized by long runs, crater-like pools, and wide riffles. However, it's more known for the feisty native rainbows that call this river home. This makes a great river to float in a raft or drift boat but fishing from the bank can be rewarding.

Fishing tips for the Lower Yuba River:

  • Stalk the shallow soft water with a well presented dry fly before pounding it with your indicator or nymph set up.
  • Add more weight to you nymph or indicator rig.
  • Swing a gold bead Fox's Poopah if casting an indicator and split shot is not your game. 
  • Brown woolly buggers swung down and across with a soft hackle trailer. Use 3x tippet. The grabs can be jolting!

Species in the Lower Yuba River:

Shad (late spring)
Chinook/King Salmon (Fall and Winter)
Steelhead (Fall and Winter)
Wild Rainbow Trout (10-22 inches) Those 12 inchers feel like 16's...

Fishable flows on the Lower Yuba River:

Below 3000 CFS

Most productive time of year on the Lower Yuba River:

Fall & Winter
Summer evenings

Hatches on the Lower Yuba River:
Skwala Stone (January and February)
Blue Winged Olives (October and February)
Western March Browns (March and April)
Caddis (April through August)
Little Yellow Stones (April through July)
Golden Stones (May and June)



Recommended reading for the Lower Yuba:
Fly Fishers Guide to Northern California, Seth Norman
California's Best Fishing Waters

Licenses for the Lower Yuba River:
To fish the Lower Yuba River, you need a California Fishing License and a Steelhead Punch Card.

Fly Fishing The Lower Yuba River
Access on the Lower Yuba:


Highway 20 Bridge or Park's Bar Bridge 18.5 miles east of Marysville on Highway 20. This is the only way to access the eight miles of river below the dam.

You can pay $5 to park at Sycamore Ranch Resort which is four miles before Park's Bar Bridge. This is the best access for below the bridge.

Turn right off highway 20 to Hallwood Boulevard where there are a few access points as well.

Guides on the Lower Yuba River:

Brian Clemens - NorCal Fly Guides

Hogan Brown - Website

Shuttle Services - Christopher Streetman (530) 639-2521 - facebook: Yubarivercabins

Lodging on the Lower Yuba River:
Camping: Sycamore Ranch Resort
               5390 State Highway 20
               Browns Valley CA, 95918
               (530) 741- 1190
        
Hotels:    Baymont Inn and Suites Marysville
               1111 N. Beale Rd
               Hwy 70 @ N Beale Rd
               Marysville, CA 95901
               (530) 742 2700

Gear For Fly Fishing Lower Yuba River:

The Best Yuba River Balanced outfit

Fly Fishing The Lower Yuba River

If you have any questions on the Lower Yuba River please email me casey@flyfishingoutfitters.com or call 415.781.3474.

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