Hatches on Hat Creek are small green mayflies and midges, makes for good Fly Fishing

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Current River Conditions:
With the Pit River and Fall River fishing great, how can any angler skip a day or at least a fishing session on Hat Creek! The fishing on Hat has been good! At this time of year, insect hatches are comprised of small green mayflies (baetis) and midges. There are a few October Caddis, and possibly some good hatches of this seasonal bug can produce excellent top-water action, but you won't know if you don't go! Bottom line: Fishing #16-18 Hogan's S&Ms, Zack's Olive Pseudo Mays, Mercer's Gidget and Olive Micro Mayflies in #16-18 should conjure up enough rainbows for you angling delight. Fish early and late for the best chances of catching on dry flies. Small dries like Norman's Loop-Wing PMD or BWO are good. Mercer's Missing Link seems to produce surface takes when nothing else will. Hat Creek closes for the season on November 15th!!

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The Fly Shop's  Tips:
Look for rising fish along the flats below the Power House #2 riffle. For the best presentation, drift your D&D Cripple down and across to rising fish. For a fun challenge, try catching Hat Creek trout on as many tactics as you can: small indicators with nymphs, swinging wet flies and/or streamers, and, of course, with a well-presented dry fly. The Powerhouse #2 Riffle is one of the best spots on the creek, but also one of the most popular. Anglers seeking a real challenge should sight-cast to trout in the fabled "carbon flats" section, and those looking for solace can hike into the freestone section just above Lake Britton. 5 wt rods are perfect. Have an extra spool loaded with a Scientific Anglers Wet Tip Clear Fly Line.



• Orange Stimulator
• D&D Cripple-ANY!
• Normans Loop Wing BWO & PMD
• Hackle Stacker BWO
• Parachute Adams #14-18
• Fox's Crowning Poopah
• Spotlight Caddis Emerger Olive #16
• Mercer's Missing Link #16-18

• WD-40 (Any)
• Brassie (Any)
• Glass-Bead Micro May-Black or Olive
• Mercer's Gidget Brown or Olive
• Pat's Brown Rubber Legs #6-8
• Hogan's S&M Olive #16
• Micro Poopah #16 Cinnamon or Black
• Harrop's Bubble Back Caddis #18 Black
• Mercer's Tungsten Swing Caddis
• Black Zebra Midge #18-20
• PT Nymphs #16-20
• Posse Bugger #14
• GB Birds Nest #16
• Beeottis Olive/Gold #16
• TB Pseudo Nymph Black #18
• Red Copper John #18

• Fox's Cone Bugger Rust
• Double Bunny
• Beaded Mini Leech Olive

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