California's Pit River

May 16, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Most of the fishing is subsurface, and I’d estimate you will be nymphing about 80 percent of the time. But there can be sensational surface bites, typically on warm evenings in late May and early June, when shade takes over after a hot afternoon. Fly fishers should always be ready to switch between the two styles, pocket-water nymphing and dry-fly drifting.” In the San Francisco Chronicle, Tom Stienstra profiles Calilfornia’s Pit River, which flows from Lake Briton to Lake Shasta in Shasta National Forest.