The river has been on a roller coaster flow wise

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The river has been on a roller coaster flow wise, currently the gage at Lake Shasta is showing 2,500 CFS. The forecast calls for some big rains this weekend, so we can't recommend this river until we cn take a look at the clarity. If you would like to go, be super careful at these flows, you should take a look at heading up to Dunsmuir or above. For those who like to swing, now would be a good time to get out the micro-Spey and give it a shot as there are large Rainbows heading up from the lake. Sculpins should be on the menu for the lakers, Barr's Slumpbuster in olive and black are two good options, a Dalai Lama in olive & white or The Mob in olive are other good patterns. Up top above Simms the small black flies, #18-20 black Zebra Midges, the BP Weiss nymphs, Jigged X-Mays and any Perdigon you have in your box will work well. Blue Wing Olives and midges will be good nymphs to try in the mornings, olive and black X-Mays and S&Ms along with the BP Weiss Nymph and Olive Hotspots.

Upper Sacramento Flows at Delta

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Sedgeback October Caddis - #10
Low Water Baetis - #18
Adams - #12-20
Mercer's Missing Link - Dark #14-16
Parachute Adams - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Skip's TB October Caddis
CB Birds Nest - #10-14
Red Copper John - #16-18
Zebra Midge - #18-20
Mercury Black Beauty
Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22
Mercer's GB Dark Stone - #8
Mercer's Dark Stone - #6
Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown #6-8
Jigged Birds Nest - #14-16
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #16-18
Walt's Worm
Streamers & Leeches:
Sheila Sculpin
Woolly Buggers
Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leech - #8

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