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The Magnificent 7

All about 7 fly patterns that are proven. Possibly the only flies you need in your fly box on any trout stream or lake. Read about off of them here  The Magnificent 7 .

The Magnificent 7: Best Flies Anywhere

July 20, 2011
Flies, Fly Patterns

Summertime 2011 in Northern California will be one to remember for the fly angler. A fly fishing trip to the McCloud, Upper Sacramento, Lower Sacramento, Fall River will coincide with some of the best water conditions we have experienced in 7 years. Good reports are ....Read more

Fly Pattern #2: Zebra Midge

July 26, 2011
zebra midge fly pattern

Fly fishing is described as the craft of fishing using a rod and an artificial fly as bait. The “fly” or “fly pattern” is created by hand assembling thread, real bird feathers, real animal fur, wire, metallic beads, and all varieties of synthetic materials, tying the materials systematically to a ....Read more

Be The Blog

Useful Fly Fishing Content that’s all about education, entertainment and fly fishing inspiration!

6 Ways To Read River Water And Catch Fish

February 15, 2016
reading trout water

Like a kid in a candy store is the angler appraising the possibilities of the river, fly rod in hand, waders and boots already baptized from the first moments of glorious emersion. The first cast is a connection to the waters flowing through the rocks, gravel, tree trunks and surrounding woodland. ....Read more

Fly Fishing Leader Construction

November 23, 2012
Fly fishing leader construction

Did you know a well design fly fishing leader can take a mediocre cast and turn it into a cast that delivers the fly to the fishinstead of falling short, in a pile of spaghetti? A well constructed leader can make a good cast into a great one. A poorly designed leader on the other hand can exaggerate ....Read more

Who Should Hire A Guide?

Any Angler Open To Learning New Technique, Ideas And Of Course… Finding Fish!

Experienced or Beginners

Anglers looking for a fun, educational and productive fly fishing experience without all the aggressive hounding. Beginners are strongly encouraged. With over 3,500 days of guiding experience, Chris’ guiding skills are honed for the beginner. Most anglers I take fishing are new to the sport or fish only a couple times a year. I can easily accommodate more experienced fly fishers.

Anglers Looking Learn

Chris has been teaching anglers since 2003. Want to learn how to fish a specific river? Gain a more refined understanding of presentation techniques? Chris offers an on-stream class option that focuses on the techniques and philosophy associated with any of the rivers he guides.

Video Introduction

Your Guide Chris Parsons

A highly skilled professional, Chris Parsons is a passionate and experienced fly fishing guide.

Hailing from Los Angeles California, Chris made the trek to Northern California with one thing in mind.. to educate and equip himself with the necessary skills to become a spearhead in his trade of guiding anglers on the rivers near Redding California. When not guiding you can find Chris crafting web solutions, training Jiu Jitsu, being a Dad and living life with his amazing partner Kerisna.

Chris's determination and love for what he does has landed him amidst a countless number of wondrous rivers surrounded with some really neat people amidst a great town called Redding. All of it located in Northern California. He's had the privilege of working with some of the most fun and charismatic guests! Not to mention a host of riotous, yet warmhearted fly fishing guides that are not just friends but true family.

Chris provides a custom fly fishing experience for a wide-array of clientele from beginner to expert. He regularly blogs about all things fly fishing and provides premium quality tutorials and courses for fly anglers desiring to master their craft.

Guide Stats Experience doesn't lie

3,500+ Days Guiding
5 Northern California Rivers
2 Fly Fishing Courses

What Clients Have Said


“I have been fishing with Chris for over 10 years now and he epitomizes what a Guide should be! He is an expert on the waters that he works on, personable, funny and overall a great guy. He takes his job very seriously and I can honestly say that he takes great pride in putting his clients on fish! I have fished with many other guides in other areas, and Chris is the best!”

Meet Sean on LinkedIn

— Sean Solway, Luxury Property Specialist
Nathan B

“I highly recommend Chris as a guide. He has the unique ability to be a calm and paitent teacher to a new fly fisher, and a hard-core fish hawk with someone who is an expert. You won’t find a harder working, more personable, or knowledgeable guide on Northern California waters.”

Meet Nathan on LinkedIn

— Nathan Bennett, Partner, Summit Financial Group, LLC

“I hired Chris as a fishing guide along with a friend. Chris was very informed about the area and equipment needed to have a successful day. Since my first trip with Chris, I brought back three other friends for record breaking fishing on the Trinity for Stealhead. I will continue to hire Chris as a guide in the future.”

Meet Rick on LinkedIn

— Rick Craig, Associate Pastor/Adult ministries First Christian Church of Napa

“Chris is arguably one of the most talented fly fishing guides in northern California. I’ve fished with Chris on the Sacramento, Trinity and Fall Rivers. Not only does he understand how, where, when to fish, but he is incredibly personable…and great with kids.”

Meet Peter on LinkedIn

— Peter Hunt, Managing Director at North Point Advisors

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