Pit River Fly Fishing ~ Northern California
Pit River Fly Fishing Guides - Burney, Redding, Cassel, Pit River Sections 1, 3, 4 & 5
Located near the town of Burney, quite possibly one of the most dramatic average-sized fish rivers in the state. The Pit's steep rocky canyons and slippery rocks make for a challenging yet rewarding day of fishing. This is an excellent trip for the experienced angler. Nymphing is good all season with predictable hatches in spring and fall. The traveler will find unsurpassed scenic beauty once down in the canyon.
Pit River Map
The Pit River is located about 30 to 40 minutes from the town of Burney. One Hour from Mount Shasta & Redding and 5 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Flies For The Pit River Near Burney, California
The Pit River Is Open All Year In All Sections For Catch & Release Fly Fishing.
The Pit River is located in a steep canyon, this river is noted for it’s bogs and tall grasses that make it hard to see where you’re walking. The river rocks are very slick in most places so we advise you to always carry a wading staff on this river, spiked boots can be helpful. This is an especially good river to hire a guide until you get a lay of the lands. Knowing where to go when is super key on the Pit River and what to use where is also advisable. Using Indicators On This River Is Not Mandatory, In Fact Over The Years We Have Found, High Stick Nymphing Without Indicators, Saves More Flies and Catches More Trout In The Hydro Water & Edges. These trout love the edges and seems of pocket whitewater, so use a lot of weight one or two flies and feel your way through the stream with your drifts when nymphing. Dry flies should be casted upstream on foam lines or at 45 degrees. Using a wooden staff is better not to alert trout.
WE SUPPLY SIMMS G4 WADERS & BOOTS, RODS, REELS FOR ALL OF OUR TRIPS PLUS WADING STAFFS & A STREAM SIDE GOURMET LUNCH .
Nymphs – (Only Use SSG Size Dinsmore Weights – One or Two)
- Black Copper 14
- Red Copper John 14
- October Caddis 10
- Green Caddis 14
- Prince Nymph 14
- Black AP 14
- Black Rubber Legs 8 & 6
- Isonychia Nymph 12
- Black Micro Mayfly 16 & 14
- Pheasant Tail 14 & 12
- Green Z Wing Caddis 14
- Brown or Black Poxy Back Stone
- Elk Hair Caddis 14
- Pink Cahill 14
- Lt. Cahill 14
- Adams 16 & 14
- EC Caddis 14
- Isonychia Dry 12
- Green Drake 12
- Stimulator 10
- Rogue Foam Stone 6
- Parachute Caddis Tan 14
- Parachute Black Caddis 14
- BWO 18 & 16
Let Jack Trout and his experienced Pit River guides show you how to safely fish the Pit River in all sections, as well as guide you into some incredible Northern California Rainbow Trout.
Where To Stay In Burney Near The Pit River
- Green Gables Motel
- Burney Motel
- McCarthur Burney Falls Cabins
- Charm Motel
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