The Steelhead run on the Klamath has been great and should continue

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Current River Conditions: Fishing has been great and should continue to produce those fantastic days and steelhead through the coming weeks. For now, it's going to be tough getting up to Yreka from Redding. Snowy weather is keeping I-5 closed today. Be sure to check for the latest highway conditions.

Egg patterns in shrimp pink, Salmon-egg and steelhead orange continue to work well. Seems like mid day the salmon-egg yarn works best, shrimp pink in the late afternoon and Orange in the AM hours. #6-8 Pat's Brown Rubber Legs is a good fly to have! Red Copper John's in 12-14 have been working too!

The Fly Shop's  Tips: The most productive method for getting tight to adult steelhead on this river, in respect to the upper sections near Hornbrook, CA., is suspending nymphs and eggs under an indicator. Use 2x-3x leader and AB or AA split shot. Fish at depth between 5-7 ft. You might consider fishing deeper and heavier the further down stream you venture during winter months.

Fly rods from 6 wt to 7 wt are perfect in lengths of 9' to 9'.5. Switch rods are popular and make casting very easy. Spey rods fit in well on the Klamath river. Look for steelhead in the pools and shallow tailouts.

Road Conditions: Call 1-800.427.7623 for up to date Northern California Road Conditions.

Water Flows:
Klamath River Flows

Suggested Fly Patterns:

Dry Flies:

• (Nothing on dries for now)

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• Poxyback Hare's Ear #12
• Articulated Marabou Leech
• Amber Wing Prince #12-14
• Red Copper Johns #12-14
• 3-D Nymphs #8-10
• S.A.L.T. Stone #6
• Pat's Rubberlegs #4-8
• Zack's Thurmanator Stone

• Glo-Bug Yarn
• Redd Reaper - Champagne
• Clown Egg #4-10
• Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink
• Boles Bazookas (All)

Fly Fishing Gear:
• Simms  Windstopper  Softshell Jacket
• Simms  Windstopper  Hoody
• Simms  G3 Guide Jacket
• The Fly Shop's  Home Pool Hoody
• Simms  Headwaters™ Gear Bag
• Big Ballz Strike Indicators
• iphone, droid waterproof case

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