Jefferson Flywater Pacific Northwest

Northern California’s Klamath river has a long and rich angling history. Avid fly anglers have pursued salmon and steelhead on the Klamath for nearly a century, gaining the river worldwide recognition for the quality of its’ fishing opportunities. Today the Klamath boasts healthy populations of wild adult and juvenile steelhead and has possibly the lowest fishing pressure it has seen in decades.

Jefferson Flywater is situated on the Klamath river’s least traveled waters. This permanent camp offers all the necessary amenities needed for the serious angler in a truly stunning section of river.

Jefferson Flywater is located on the Klamath River eighteen miles downstream from Happy Camp, California.

Fishing Program:
Most anglers who fish with Jefferson Flywater elect to swing flies with spey rods. The water is well suited to the swung fly and water temperatures are often conducive to fishing a floating line or light sink-tip. Drift boats are used for transportation with anglers getting out to fish while wading. The wading is not difficult by Pacific Northwest standards, though studded wading boots are recommended. Anglers can expect to catch six to ten juvenile steelhead for every adult they encounter. For this reason, this is a great destination for lighter line weight spey rods.

Accommodations and Meals:
Jefferson Flywater is situated on six acres of riverside property in the beautiful Klamath River canyon. There is productive home water at the camp as well as one of this operations most used boat ramps.

Guests stay in double occupancy wall tents. Each tent, spaced throughout the property, has two cots with thick pads and a lantern.  The separate bath house has running water and offers a hot shower before or after fishing. Meals are prepared in a covered outdoor kitchen that truly defines “outdoor gourmet”. Guests can enjoy a separate covered area for eating.

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Jefferson Flywater. Get settled in and fish the home water until dinner.
Days 2 - 5: Four full days of guided fishing.
Day 6: Depart lodge and head home or points beyond.


Rates and Details

Rates: Call for details. 

Included: Accommodations and meals at the camp, guided fishing, transportation to/from the river.

Not Included: Round trip transportation to lodge, accommodations and meals other than lodge, sleeping bag, waders, studded boots, staff & guide gratuities, alcohol, licenses and steelhead tag.



Species: Steelhead, half-pounder steelhead

Season: September 10 - November 20

Capacity: 10 anglers

Map: Happy Camp, CA