I was down in California visiting my folks a couple of weeks back, and my dad and I decided to make the 4 hour drive toward Redding and the Upper Sacramento. After a quick stop in The Fly Shop in Redding for some beta, we hit a few spots right off the highway around Dunsmuir. Since it was a weekday, we had the place to ourselves, and reeled in a number of healthy rainbows. The warm weather and wet wading was a nice change from chilly Washington waters! View attachment 35492 The town was pretty quiet, but the October Caddis were out, so we fished until dark and netted a few more 24+ inchers on #6 caddis nymphs. By the time the sun sunk behind the mountains, the caddis were thick in the air, and the fish weren't hungry any more. We called it a night and got some burgers and beer at the local brewery. View attachment 35493 The following day we fished and hiked up to Mossbrae Falls and caught a few more rainbows here and there. Fishing at the falls looked great, but turned out to be nothing more than casting practice. View attachment 35494 In Dunsmuir the river is like a mountain stream, but just a few miles downriver it's 100+ yards across. Overall, it was a great trip with my dad, with plenty of fat rainbows in a hop-across stream.