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  1. ...and for many years to come, most likely. Fly...

    ...and for many years to come, most likely. Fly fishing clubs in Northern Califonia and Southern Oregon have canceled their annual outings to Klamath Lake this year.
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    Floating the Upper Sac

    I'm looking to connect with a fellow angler in the Redding area that has a pontoon boat or kayak and is interested in floating the stretch of the Upper Sac between Pollard Flat and Lamoine. Wild and...
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    Of the three (Cortland, Rio, and Sci Anglers) it...

    Of the three (Cortland, Rio, and Sci Anglers) it is my understanding that the Rio sinks the fastest. Also, as pointed out, the SA Sonar is overweighted a full line size. I will probably stick with...
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    Clear Camo Lines

    I am getting ready to replace my Cortland Clear Camo sinking line. It has deteriorated significantly, and I attribute this to my doing the bad thing and not cleaning the fly line after each use. Has...
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    The flows are at 6,800 CFS out of Keswick today...

    The flows are at 6,800 CFS out of Keswick today and going up steadily. They will probably reach 7,500 CFS (or higher) by next week. A little high for a Watermaster. The Lower Sac is a big, wide river...
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    Will you be drifting in a boat? The problem with...

    Will you be drifting in a boat? The problem with the Lower Sac is access. Many of the really good runs (and there are a lot of them between Anderson and Red Bluff) do not have walk-in access. The...
  7. Much of the problem is pelagic: The warming of...

    Much of the problem is pelagic: The warming of the oceans and the decline of food sources that salmon and steelhead depend upon. Global warming is a much harder fix, I'm afraid. Still, we should do...
  8. Thread: Keaton Pram

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    I sent you a PM.

    I sent you a PM.
  9. Thread: Keaton Pram

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    I recently inquired about the 8' pram. Captain...

    I recently inquired about the 8' pram. Captain Gary still has the Keaton mold, but he is getting ready to retire next year and probably will not be building any more flyfishing prams, he tells me....
  10. Thread: Flies Stolen

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    Great tip, Bill. We have the Jolly Giant Flea...

    Great tip, Bill. We have the Jolly Giant Flea Market in Anderson.
  11. Thread: Flies Stolen

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    Great story, Bill. Of course, we have already...

    Great story, Bill. Of course, we have already notified The Fly Shop.
  12. Thread: Flies Stolen

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    Flies Stolen

    A friend of mine had a lifetime's supply of flies lifted from his pickup truck in Redding. All in a backpack. Probably about a dozen boxes stocked full of various patterns. If anyone hears of someone...
  13. Thread: Keaton Pram

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    Keaton Pram

    I floated this by a couple of friends who are sort of looking for prams. No interest from them, so I thought I would bring this to the attention of members of this community who might be looking for...
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    Best time in my opinion. Keep an eye on the...

    Best time in my opinion. Keep an eye on the releases from Keswick and good luck.

    https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?11370500
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    Yes, it's a bad idea with the flows currently at...

    Yes, it's a bad idea with the flows currently at 12,700 CFS, and it's a very bad idea to float all the way to Red Bluff. Aside from the boat-eater below Bonnyview, there's China Rapids below Bend,...
  16. Thanks for the good advice.

    Thanks for the good advice.
  17. I have two Powell LT rods. One is a 9'6" 5-6wt....

    I have two Powell LT rods. One is a 9'6" 5-6wt. and the other is a 9'6" 7-8wt. (nicknamed the "Summer Run"). The "Summer Run" was built by Dave Simmons Jr. and presented as a gift to his dad. A...
  18. Thread: Manzanita Lake

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    Additionally, a five-acre portion of Manzanita...

    Additionally, a five-acre portion of Manzanita Lake has been closed.

    https://www.redding.com/story/news/2020/06/29/otter-bite-closes-portion-manzanita-lake/3281848001/
  19. Thread: Manzanita Lake

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    Glad I have my pram.

    Glad I have my pram.
  20. Thread: Manzanita Lake

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    A very plausible explanation for what happened.

    A very plausible explanation for what happened.
  21. Thread: Manzanita Lake

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    Might well have been the case. I think most wild...

    Might well have been the case. I think most wild creatures, including otters, do their best to avoid humans unless provoked or feel threatened.
  22. Thread: Manzanita Lake

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    Manzanita Lake

    If any of you tubers and 'tooners are planning a trip to Lake Manzanita in the near future, be careful with your feet dangling in the water. You might piss off some of the locals.
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  23. Thread: Baum Lake

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    Warrior? Are you referring to me? If so, you're...

    Warrior? Are you referring to me? If so, you're darned right! Somewhere along the line, the trout warriors of yesteryear fell along the wayside or passed on (Bob Baiocchi for one, may he Rest in...
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    Caltrout Access on Fall River

    I just received word from Caltrout that its closed. Time to start tying up some flies, I guess.
  25. Thread: Baum Lake

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    Thanks for the update on Hat Creek. I assume then...

    Thanks for the update on Hat Creek. I assume then that the road into the wildlife area above the County Park on 299 is not blocked off?
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