Hey folks. I have Art Teter, one of the most well known long-time guides of the Fall River booked for three days, June 1,2 & 3 and am looking for an additional person to share the trip with me. It is a long story, but the stars were perfectly misaligned on this one with all the usual suspects being busy or unwilling this year. If you might be interested in joining me on this trip let me know via pm and we will discuss it more.
Here are some more details. The guide fee, sans tips, is $450/day so your half for the three days would be $675. I have not arranged housing yet so we could go in optional high or low style, but would be very willing to share an inexpensive hotel room. If you live in Northern California I’d be happy to car pool and pick you up. If for some reason you arrive at the airport (could happen) would be happy to pic you up and drop you off.
As an extra incentive I’m willing to pay for any shared hotel accommodations myself, and all the gas for any carpooling arraigned.
The Fall River is a spring creek, the premier one in California and arguably one of the best such fisheries in North America. It is located SE of mount Shasta which is visible in the distance. Fishing is typically with 5 and 6 wt SH rods (sorry spey junkies) from boats (wading is nearly impossible for a couple of reasons). Typical styles are slow swinging wet flies and nymphs from the boats, streamers, and casting dry flies to rising targets of opportunity. Relevant to the latter, in the evening is a hatch of the famous giant hexigenia mayfly, one of the largest mayflies on earth - larger than a ping pong ball. If fishing this hatch is something that motivates you I will check with Art and find out how well our dates will work for fishing the hex hatch. Lastly, since this is spey pages I will point out that during these dates the American Shad run will be on on the rivers of central cal. If you are in the area you can potentially get your spey on before or after the 3 days on the fall.
Getting long here. I’ll be happy to provide more info through private channels, but I’m expecting many people who might want to go will need no intro to the river. Let me know if you might be interested via pm.
You may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement about how bad my single hand casting is.