“The Magical McCloud” is a multimedia presentation surveying successful techniques, tactics and tips refined by guides who have been working on the McCloud River for decades. The program is designed for novice and seasoned anglers alike with concepts offered in a light spirited and informative manner. Audience participation is encouraged and expected. Craig uses humor and down to earth descriptions to demystify successful strategies and tactics that will both increase angler's catch as well as their enjoyment of the sport of fly fishing.
Craig is the owner and operator of Shasta Trout. A Northern California native, he has been chasing trout with a fly rod for over 50 years and has guided professionally since 1992. Having fished all across the western states, B.C. and Alaska he especially appreciates the angling diversity Mt. Shasta offers. From presenting tiny dries to selective Fall River Rainbows, swinging streamers with switchrods for the Klamath’s fabled steelhead, dry fly fishing on the McCloud, or nymphing the Upper and Lower Sac for trophy ‘bows, Craig enjoys it all. Everyone appreciates his patience, angling versatility and local knowledge. A certified casting instructor, he has taught at Mel Krieger’s school and was one of the first authors on switchrods. Craig has been a featured guide for Flywater Travel, The Ashland Flyshop, Leland, Ted Fay, Fish First, The Clearwater House and The Flyshop. He has presented to dozens of Fly Fishing clubs in California and Oregon and as a celebrity in the west coast ISE and Fly Fishing Shows. He holds a Teaching Credential and a Master’s degree from Chico State where he worked as an Instructor, Administrator and Counselor before following his passion to guide full time.