McCloud River

McCloud River fly fishing guide for hire. McCloud walk & wade trips are tailored for 1-2 people near McCloud, CA.  The day begins at 8 am and ends at 5 pm., complete with all necessary gear and lunch provided. Our team of guides comprises patient instructors with a collective experience exceeding 80 years.  On a typical day, we cover 1-3 miles of water.

Schedule a trip $600

Contact us at: 530-333-3484 or

The McCloud river is home to one of the most infamous of all rainbow trout, the McCloud river red band; which has been planted in rivers from New Zealand to Argentina and Chilean Patagonia. 


In addition to these, world famous red band trout the McCloud offers brown trout over 20 inches that will attack a streamer or slowly sip a dry fly! This is truly a gem of a river having all of the classic freestone style water. You can nymph all day or throw a dry and have success. There is a special place in the heart of every fly fisherman for the McCloud River. The McCloud starts at the foot of Mount Shasta and flows south to Shasta Lake. Fishing is open year round (Check regulations).

  • Instruction and Guidance
  • Rods, reels, lines and all terminal tackle, this includes flies, leaders, tippet, split shot, indicators and any other expendable amenities need for the day.
  • Lunch for 2 anglers, water / gatorade, snacks
  • Not included in your guided fishing package: fishing license (regular license and steelhead report card), waders, boots, and items of a personal nature (rain gear, sunscreen, gloves etc.).
  • Shuttle: typically anglers provide a shuttle to the take-out in the morning of the trip.  If a  shuttle service is desired it can be arranged in advance of the trip for an additional charge.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: This includes un-distilled fermented beverages such as beer, wine, and cider.
  • Gratuities: if you are inclined to tip your guide 20% is customary.


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Schedule a trip $600

Contact us at: 530-333-3484 or

Schedule a trip $600

Contact us at: 530-333-3484 or


We do our best to keep customers happy and safe, but some things are beyond our control. Your guide might need to cancel or change a trip if the weather or river conditions are unsafe. We won’t cancel fishing trips just because it’s cold, rainy, or snowy. If the river is okay for fishing, your guided fly fishing trip should happen as planned.



“This business operates under special use permit with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest”

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English. 

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”