Private Waters

Antelope Creek Ranch

Bailey Creek

Riverside on Fall River

Clear Creek Ranch

Rock Creek Lake

Hat Creek Ranch

Battle Creek Ranch

Lake Christine

Decades ago The Fly Shop recognized that the demand for privacy and quality fishing had far outstripped all but the most remote public resources.


With that in mind, we intensified our commitment to the protection of existing resources, promotion of catch-and-release regulations, and pushing the wild trout concept. At the same time, we began looking for fishing spots where fly rodders might enjoy quality, secluded fly fishing for a modest fee.

The Fly Shop searched for long-term private leases of property (not previously accessible to the public), and began offering fishing at several ranches, homes, and cabins in our area along with exclusive access to a few select lakes and trout streams.

Many have required painstaking habitat improvement and restoration. Most, like the Antelope Creek Ranch, Kutras Clear Creek Ranch, Bailey Creek, Rock Creek Lake, Battle Creek , Hat Creek Ranch, and Lake Christine had been posted and off limits for decades. Only one, Riverside Ranch, shares limited access with the public. All are managed exclusively as catch-and-release destinations, and we allow fly fishing only. Angling pressure is intentionally kept very light on our private waters to ensure a terrific fishing experience. These Private Waters are only available through The Fly Shop. Call anytime for reservations or information. We maintain up-to-the-minute calendars and can help with your choice or confirm any reservation immediately.


Antelope Creek Ranch
The jewel in our necklace of private Northern California fishing retreats. Great fishing, tasty food, and superb accommodations.

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Bailey Creek Lodge
This comfortable lodge is has a private, fish-filled stream running past its back porch and an insect-rich lake full of trophy trout just a short stroll away. The swimming pool, hot tub, and fine food make it a wonderful retreat throughout the season.

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Riverside on Fall River
The Fly Shop’s lovely, 4-bedroom summer home
on the bank of one of the American west’s most private spring creeks. Riverside is completely furnished and includes boats and motors.

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Clear Creek Ranch
Private cabins and exclusive access to over 6 miles of pristine mountain stream completely inaccessible to the public and only 45 minutes from The Fly Shop.

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Rock Creek Lake
Float tubing for trophy trout in wooded
seclusion less than an hour from Redding.

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Hat Creek Ranch
Cozy housekeeping accommodations alongside one of the most solitary sections of upper Hat Creek. It’s an ideal family destination in the heart of the eastern Shasta/Burney area.

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Battle Creek Canyon Ranch
Six miles of rugged, terraced fishing for native rainbows and less than an hour from Redding.

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Lake Christine

One of our favorite local lakes with day-fishing access and memorable hatches throughout the spring and summer, and lots of beautiful brown and rainbow trout.

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For reservations or questions please contact The Fly Shop or call 800-669-3474
*The Fly Shop is a permittee of the Shasta – Trinity, Six Rivers and Lassen National Forests and is an equal opportunity service provider.
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