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Upper Sac: , by Luke Geraty: Tight Line Nymphing on the Upper Sac: 3 stars

I did a group trip with Brian Kohlman today I n the Upper Sac and had the pleasure of guiding Scott and Brent. We started off around 9:45am and had a decent amount of cloud cover, but by 11:30 we were enjoying nice sunshine. Throughout the day we went back and forth from tight line nymphing and throwing dry / dropper rigs. As expected, most fish were caught on nymphs but we had some nice action on the dry flies too... it's just a lot more challenging to hook and land those fish! After lunch we moved and hiked a bit and found a little "honey hole" that ended up giving up five nice 15-16 inch rainbows that fought hard, pulled line, and made some big jumps. And we didn't die trying to get them to the net even though those fish took enough line we had to land them down stream! Tight line nymphing can definitely be an extremely productive way to catch fish on these Northern California freestones, so if you are trying to get into the "Euro nymphing" or "Czech Nymphing" game, we can get you covered. Figuring out the sighter and length and multiple fly set up can be a bit challenging, but we can definitely get you dialed in. It's a really fun way to fish on rivers like the Upper Sac or the McCloud or Pitt. At any rate, we had a great day! The river looks great and is definitely a good option right now!

Grabby trout for Scott…
Grabby trout for Scott…
Bent rods are better!
Bent rods are better!
A fat and healthy trout…
A fat and healthy trout…
“One last cast…”
“One last cast…”
These Upper Sac trout pull hard!
These Upper Sac trout pull hard!
Next 10 open days for Luke Geraty: Jun 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 20, 21, 23, 28, 29
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