We saw a lot of great fishing on Hat Creek this 2011 season.

The Fly Shop

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Current River Conditions:
Hat Creek closed today for the winter. Look for Hat Creek to open for trout season 2012 on April 28th!

Click here for flow report on the trophy trout section of Hat Creek

Click here for flow report on the upper section of Hat Creek

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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