This Wednesday-Thursday, May 23-24 fish-out on the Upper Sacramento River is initially offered to only the 2018 Intermediate (3rd yr.) registered students in the club's "Learn to Fly Fish" (LTFF) Program. LTFF alums or other club members may be invited to sign up later if this fish-out is not entirely filled by the current LTFF Intermediate class.
The Upper Sacramento River is one of Northern California's best known fly fishing rivers for rainbow and brown trout due to all the wadeable riffles and pocket water, especially in its upper stretches, which are relatively easy to access from both Interstate 5 and the railroad tracks that parallel much of the river from Lamoine at the south end up to the Cantara railroad bridge that's just north of the historic town of Dunsmuir. Unlike the Lower Sacramento River, a big tailwater river, that flows out of Lake Shasta, this upper river follows a much more picturesque landscape of forested mountainsides and canyons, including the stunning mountain crags in Castle Crags State Park that borders this river. Most of the interstate exits along I-5 here lead to some sort of access to the river.
Join this fish-out to learn some of the very best places to fish this gorgeous river from our LTFF fish-out leader and club member, Greg Someson.
Unless told otherwise beforehand, the planned meet-up location for this fish-out's group each morning at 7:00am will be the iconic Ted Fay Fly Shop in downtown Dunsmuir (located at 5732 Dunsmuir Ave., across from the historic California Theater). To get there, use the Central Dunsmuir exit from I-5 (Exit #730) and turn on to Dunsmuir Ave. You'll have a chance when the shop opens then to pick up whatever flies you need and to meet the current shop owner and master fly-tier Bob Grace, who is a gold mine of knowledge about the "Upper Sac" and willingly shares this info with his customers.
You are on your own to find lodging in Dunsmuir or (only a few miles north) in Mt. Shasta, or perhaps you may prefer to reserve yourself a campsite down in Castle Crags State Park or in the private campground at nearby Railroad Park Resort. You will also need to take care of getting all your own meals, unless the group chooses to dine together (no-host) one night in one of several spots in Dunsmuir -- from the micro-pub "Dunsmuir Brewery Works" to the burger joint "Zak's on 5" to the upscale "Cafe Maddalena" (although reservations are usually needed well in advance for this best restaurant in the area). Greg knows the area well and can probably direct you to several more options.
This fish-out is limited to the first 8 Intermediate students to register. The time and date that online registration opens will be announced to the class by email.
Registration Fee for this fish-out is a non-refundable $25.
For any questions, contact: Greg Someson (firstname.lastname@example.org) mobile phone 415-314-9434
Questions? Please direct your inquiries to the appropriate mail box:
Our Mailing Address: Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club · P.O. Box 591476 · San Francisco, CA 94159