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  • **TRINITY CAFE. 622 N. MT SHASTA BLVD (530) 926-6200**

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    MIKE AND TONY'S*501 Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta (530) 926-4792* MT SHASTA TRADITION SINCE 1947


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    Sengthongs Thai Cuisine Blue Room Night Club afterwards 5855 Dunsmuir Ave (530)235-4770 Dunsmuir


    Casa Ramos 1136 S Mt Shasta Blvd. (530)926-0250 Mt Shasta


    Corner Stone Bakery & Cafe 5759 Dunsmuir Ave (530)235-4677 Dunsmuir


  • **MT SHASTA RESORT. 1000 Siskiyou Lakes Blvd.(530) 926-3030** MT SHASTA RESTAURANT & GOLF RESORT! Mt Shasta Resort** 1000 Siskiyou Lakes Blvd. (530)926-3030 Mt Shasta


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    LODGING IN MT SHASTA AREA

    Mount Shasta Resort,* 800-958-3363, 1000 Siskiyou Lakes Blvd. Mt Shasta $89-289

    Best Western Tree House, 800-545-7164, 111 Morgan Way, Mt Shasta $134 -214 (Pets OK)

    Alpine Lodge,** 800-500-3145, 908 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $49 -99

    Finlandia Motel & Lodge,** 530-926-5596, 1612 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $60-200

    Cold Creek Inn & Suites,* 800-292-9421, 724 N Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta $55-135

    Green Gables Motel & Suites, *530-335-2264*, 37385 Main Street, Burney Falls $55 - 219 (Pets OK)

    Woodsman Inn & Lodge,** 530-926-3411, 1121 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $79-259 (Pets OK)

    Mt Shasta Inn & Suites, 530-918-9292, 710 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $69-149 (100 % No Smoking)

    A1 Choice Motel, 530-926-4811,** 1340 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $69-149 (Pets Ok)

    Strawberry Valley Inn, 530-926-2052, 1142 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $99 to $189

    Swiss Holiday Lodge,** 530-926-3446, 2400 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $45 to 145

    LODGING IN McCLOUD AND DUNSMUIR AREA

    McCloud Hotel B&B,* 800-964-2823, 408 Main Street, McCloud

    Cedar Lodge Motel,** 530-235-4331, 4201 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir (PETS OK)

    Rail Road Park Resort,** 530-235-4440, 100 Rail Road Park Road, Dunsmuir (Pets OK)


    NATIONAL AND STATE PARK INFORMATION

    McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park Route 1, Box 1260 Burney California 96013 530-335-2777

    Mt Shasta Ranger District 204 Alma Mt Shasta Ca 96067 530-926-4511

    McCloud Ranger District PO Box 1620 McCloud, Ca 96057 530-964-2184

    Shasta Lake District 14225 Holiday Drive redding Ca 96003 530-257-1587

    Castle Crags State Park Castella Ca 530-235-2684

    Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges 530-667-2231

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    Lake Siskiyou Campground 530-926-2618

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  • MT SHASTA SCENIC TOURS. 530-926-4540 TOUR INFO** Click here to see our area tours to Mt Shasta, McCloud Falls and Castle Crags. We also tour people and groups to Burney Falls and Mt Lassen. Catered lunches, awesome views and the area's most knowledgeable and entertaining guides. Individual tours, small or large groups welcomed.
  • CAVE SPRINGS RESORT Stay right on the banks of the Upper Sacramento River in a cabin or in one of the resorts comfortable rooms. practically fish from your window. Kids can enjoy swimming in the fabulous pool nestled under old growth oaks, cedars and douglas furs. Join your host, Louie Dewey and his wife Belinda, as they offer the best value in lodging for the region. Hospitality and friendliness that has made Cave Springs and the Dewey Family infamous in Shasta area. Call 530-235-2721
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  • **INDIAN CREEK LODGE** INDIAN CREEK LODGE, TRINITY RIVER RECOMMENDED PLACE TO STAY . 59741 HWY 299 DOUGLAS CITY 530-623-6294 LET JIM AND HIS STAFF, TAKE GREAT CARE OF YOU WHILE YOU STAY ON THE BANKS OF THE TRINITY RIVER! FIVE STARS, FOR GREAT OWNER ATTITUDE, LODGE CLEANLINESS AND ATMOSPHERE. ONLY 10 MINUTES FROM GREAT FOOD IN WEAVERVILLE. $40 to $65 GREAT PRICES!!
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  • **LEWISTON HOTEL ON THE TRINITY RIVER** Lewiston Hotel Deadwood road Lewiston, CA 96052 Room Reservations: Toll Free: 800-286-4441 Local: 530-778-3414 Restaurant 530-778-3823 **

  • **STRAWHOUSE RESORT AND COFFEE HOUSE** 1-866-902-3267- 457 HWY 299 BIG FLATS NEAR JUNCTION CITY. WHAT A GREAT PLACE RIGHT ON THE BANKS OF THE TRINITY RIVER!!

  • **TRINITY COUNTIES OFFICIAL SITE!! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW & SEE INCLUDING LIVE WEB CAMS AND TONS OF INFO

  • **TRINITY LAKES LODGING SITE WITH MAPS AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LODGING AND RECREATION IN TRINITY COUNTY!!

  • **FOREST LODGE MOTEL, Klamath River, Happy Camp** Located on highway 96 in the town of Happy Camp. This place is located near the river and is a very nice place to stay. Call 530-493-5296 63712 HWY 96. Very affordable $50 to $65 per night
  • TURTLE RIVER RAFTINGFor 25 years Turtle River Rafting Company has been guiding whitewater rafting trips on the Trinity, Sacramento and Salmon rivers in far northern California and S. Oregon. One to five day trips; Family vacations with children as young as four. Class 3, 4 and 5! call 800-726-3223
  • **SISKIYOU ICE RINK IN MT SHASTA**Open from Thanksgiving to March 1st, Open to Public Skating 7 Days a Week. Youth & Adult Hockey Programs. Largest Ice Rink on the West Coast!!! Incredible Views of Mt Shasta and Surrounding Area. Ice Line 530-926-1702 Rink Phone 530-926-1715 A Place the Whole Family Can Enjoy!! **
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  • MT SHASTA RESORT** One of Mount Shasta area's finest facilities, visit their great restaurant and their full 18 hole golf course with incredible views of Mount Shasta from almost every tee. Individual chalets with private bedrooms, full size baths, large livingrooms. Located within walking distance to scenic Lake Siskiyou. Just like owning a mountain home for the weekend!
  • **SHASTA COVE STABLES** Professional Horseback Guiding, one hour, two hour, 1/2 day or full day ride with picnic. Overnight pack trips, summer youth camps!!! even birthday pony parties. 1-800-662-3529
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  • WILDERNESS RAFTING ADVENTURESRoger Lee and his crew of guides will take you to the most remote places in California to raft! Celebrating their 25th year in business, Wilderness Adventures is a leader in the rafting industry.530-926-6282
  • Access Fishing Guides Chris Campbell's Guide Service, Our Goal is to meet the needs of all anglers, including the mobility impaired. Chris guides in his boat on Copco Lake, Klamath River, McCloud Res. Shastina Lake, Siskiyou Lake and Trout Lake. Chris has the knowledge and the patience to make your day a success.**530-926-6837
  • Living Waters Recreational RaftingTom Harris and his expert guide Eric Rideout will be entertaining guest now on the Upper Klamath!


  • Shasta Mountain Guides Mount Shasta's oldest and most respected climbing authority. Michael Zanger and his cast of world class mountain guides can take you near or to the summit on multiple or single day treks.
  • **MT SHASTA BOARD AND SKI PARK. 530-926-8686 Snow Phone**Buy your season pass now!
  • McCloud Dance Country R V ParkPaved Roads, Concrete Pads, Picnic Area, Clean Bathroom & Showers Facilities, Laudry Facilities, Storage for boats & Trailers, Dump Station, Propane Available
  • McCloud Hotel B&B Historic Hospitality with the privacy of a hotel, you will love an enchanted nights rest at this amazing landmark. All rooms are decorated in a elegant 1915 fashion, when the hotel was originally opened. Gourmet breakfast included!!
  • MT Shasta Inn & Suites 30 brand new spacious suites, free continental breakfast, outdoor spa, what else do you need? this place is new, clean and very comfortable. The rooms are very large and have modern amenities, Close to down town and Has Beans Coffee house!

    530-926-5596 A Great Place to stay in Mt Shasta and also closest to the Mt Shasta Ski Park.



  • **Dream Inn B&B** Conviently located in downtown Mount Shasta, this Historic House is a great place to stay at and enjoy a great nights rest and a wonderful breakfast.

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      Shasta Fall Fishing On McCloud River * Trinity River * Klamath River * More

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      McCloud Railroad Shasta pic

      McCloud River Railroad 1898 – This railroad carried lumber and its men up the McCloud grade into Sisson. (Mount Shasta)  Follow : Historical Northern California on Facebook. 

      Baird hatchery Jack Trout

      United States Baird Hatchery  1874 - Salmon & Trout ponds used for distributing fish all over the United States and later to New Zealand & Australia 1875 –  Argentina & Chile 1904 to 1908.

      Mt Shasta Military Pass Rd

      This is Mount Shasta from the Military Pass Trail. It was a great journey my wife and I took when we drove from McCloud, California to Big Springs just like the old pioneers did during the eras of yesteryear.

      Upper Sac bass

      The Upper Sac down by Lakehead has just been producing bass this season as the water is so low the trout that usually come up now from Shasta Lake to escape summer heat and lounge in oxygenated pools of pure glacial water bliss can’t make it out of the lake or they just have moved out to find lower water temps.

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      So what I have been doing with my summer beginners is take them on a 4 mile float for bass in the mornings, then head over to the McCloud for the afternoons. (In the background the old railroad trestle from 1880′s still standing proud.)

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      Lunches haven’t changed, Carola is still putting out the best fly fishing guide lunch in the industry.

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      We use streamers that look like trout minnows, these bass eat a lot of trout fry. These bass are not indigenous to the area but have taken over now in the lower sections of the Upper Sacramento River. I look forward to the rains and the colder weather so these bass will return to the lake and we can start catching trout again.

      087But for now, the families who come up and just want to learn fly fishing can expect to catch about a dozen per half day trip and they put up a great fight. Plus with the added bonus of traveling over to the McCloud on the same day has been a hit with clients. I don’t mind the 12 hour day I put in. This is what you need to do right now to earn clients repeat and referral business!

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      Clients love not seeing other boats and not having to walk these arduous rivers all day and two rivers in one day is always a recipe for success.

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      As long as kids are catching fish regularly, all the better!

      McCloud jack trout

      Just pray for more rains people, now is the time of year we need it the most.

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      This is the next generation of fly fisher’s and here at Jack Trout Fly Fishing Guide Service, we’re up for the task. There’s a reason we guide so many beginners in fly fishing in the North State.  trip advisor 2014 2014 Excellence Award013

      Fit for two kings after a fine morning of fishing on the Upper Sac.

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      Finally a trout… The rains will hit here later on this month and then I’ll be guiding trout and steelhead.

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      We float where Shasta Lake used to be.

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      Then over on the McCloud River things heat up in the afternoons.

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      Behind every rock is a trout waiting for a feeding opportunity, every week the river will fish better and better.

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      Trout fishing can be very rewarding when you’re a beginner out for your first time.

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      Not bad for your first trout, it’s a wild native rainbow.

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      Now it’s pops turn to catch a trout.

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      I find when I am teaching beginners it is best to put them on top of the trout then success is almost a guarantee.

      Jack Trout yard

      We are hoping for a big winter this year to refill the lakes and streams that are suffering.

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      One thing I have noticed this summer that the squirrels in my yard are starting to bury pine nuts very early this season. They have completely taken over my backyard and my cats who usually dominate the backyard are not hanging around. Meanwhile the squirrels are frantically working and have piles of pine cone scraps around the circumference of all the trees in my backyard. I have never seen this before and I am wondering if this could lead us into a badly needed harsh wet winter?

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         Armed with a chaw of pine gum, this little critter is betting on a long hard winter, let’s us hope he’s right.

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      Up in the trees down on the lawn, we have about 12 squirrels working around the clock. So cool to see, we love them. Very entertaining to read my history books and hear them working and feeding. 

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      And so it goes, does nature and animals have some inert intrinsic ability to predict through instinct the coming of changing weather conditions or how a season will play out. Can the forest be read and the future be predicted? Can incoming weather cycles be factors that help us know what to expect.

      Can a Farmers Almanac predict upcoming conditions? Let me know your thoughts and I will post them here. jt

      upper falls

      Trout on the McCloud River, call us for your reservation for your grandson or son! We’ll rise to the occasion as usual.

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      Let’s get them all hooked up as a family.

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      Pops, way to go!

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      Love those falls folks!

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      Fish on dry fly counts as a double with me. We are the kids guide service in Northern California. 530-926-4540

      McCloud River spearing-salmon

      One thing I cherish so much is my original Thomas Hill painting called – Salmon Spearing – McCloud River 1888. I really couldn’t believe when the person sold it to me. One of my most valued treasures, not hanging on my wall. One of those antique garage sale stories where the person sells something they know nothing about. Keep your eyes open folks as life comes at you 24 hours a day. Don’t drive faster than your windshield, but if you do, leave your fly gear on the roof!

      Back then we had so much more water! In 1881 we had the great floods that brought us 47 inches of rain in the month of January. This is why this picture has so much water than now, it was a different era with weather.

      float Upper Sac jack trout

      Trout on folks! Looks like a Camloop from Shasta Lake.

      In these hot temps, we’ve been getting the trout right back in the water.

       

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      In these hot temps, we’ve been getting the trout right back in the water.

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      Nice trout, there go back into the river she goes.

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      Bass on folks! 

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      When you have kids, the fishing is pretty slow right now for beginners, but these bass are a blast! Kids want action and catching a lot of these bass can be the key to them learning how to play a fish on a fly rod. then come October/November come back up and catch some steelhead, salmon and trout on fly rods.

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      So cool this experience he said!

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      Old stage coach trail up the Siskiyou Canyon, we see this on my floats.

      trout califonia

      Cougar Canyon, a real slice of history folks.

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      More beginners more bass!

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      What a great time we had in the hot summer sun as that day it was about 96 degrees out.

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      Yea Team Trout!

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         Then over on the McCloud for trout we saw trout rising and the fishing was pretty good there too.

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      That was pretty fun folks.

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      This emerger is my secret weapon on the McCloud River, have this fly in your box for sure in size 18.

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      Carola Trout, driving the boat while I guide this family on Siskiyou Lake. When you’re the #2 thing to do on Tripadvisor for Mount Shasta, you have to always have a great trip plan up your sleeve and we do!

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      We love the families we entertain here in Mount Shasta and like that we are the go to guide service for general recreational activities for families coming into the Mount Shasta area for the first time. info@jacktrout.com or 530-918-8879  or 530-926-4540

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      Even out on the McCloud Reservoir where the brown trout live, we can catch them on dry flies as the fall progresses.

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      We’re on the history circuit folks and coming to a town near you!

      McCloud River Rainbows – Well Traveled Trout

      By; Jack Trout   – Entire history of fish culture, to and from California as well the history of the McCloud River, pics from 1800′s.

      Mount Shasta – Sisson Museum – July 22nd 2014

      Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen (Walnut Creek) – August 12th, 2014

      San Jose Fly Casters – August 13th, 2014

      Mount Tamalpais Fly Casters (Larkspur) – August 26th, 2014

      Deep Creek Fly Fishers – (Redlands) August 27th, 2014

      Long Beach Fly Fishers – August 28th, 2014

      Santa Barbara Fly Fishers – September 9th, 2014

      Santa Lucia Fly Fishers (San Luis Obispo) – September 11th, 2014

      Kern County Fly Fishers  - September 13th, 2014 

      Reno, NV – Gold Prospectors of Northern Nevada – September 22nd, 2014 (Gold Rush of Northern Nevada & California.)

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      I will be covering the history of trout, steelhead and salmon as well other fish that made it to California after the 1870′s

      I will be covering Spencer Baird, Livingston Stone and the entire history regarding how trout, steelhead and salmon were shipped out all over the Southern Hemisphere. Pictures from the 1800′s of the McCloud, Pit, Upper Sac before dams or even Shasta Lake.
      Do you know about the Gov. Aqua Train Car that was built to transport fish after the completion of the transcontinental rail road, they built 10 of them.
      Have you ever wondered how the shad got into the Lower Sac? Have you ever wondered where the stripper bass came from and how
      they survived the 2900 mile journey across the United States? There are 3 famous private clubs on the McCloud River, have you ever wondered how they were purchased and by whom. See very rare photos rarely ever seen on the west coast from the Smithsonian, Library of Congress and local historical societies and ones given to me by club members in the past. Learn about the entire history of the north state from 1840 to present. What the hell happened to the Wintu’ Indians and the Bull Trout on the McCloud River?
      This will be a history lesson, bring your note pads folks I’ve got great stories to tell.
      I will also be showing modern fly fishing pictures of rivers and destinations, we guide on in Northern California as well as Argentina, Belize & Chile. I will present the Gold Rush Era to the Northern Nevada Gold Prospectors, which an entirely different program, yet hilariously seriously interesting.
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      Come out and see one of my shows if you can make it, I promise an interesting performance if not informative and entertaining. Done in fashion in honor of my favorite all time historian characters to likes of Mark Twain, Joaquin Miller and J.S. Holliday.

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      I kindly accept this plaque from the Diablo Valley Fly Fishermen and was honored to speak and entertain such a lovely crowd. This is one of the most top rated fly fishing clubs this side of the Catskills and we are elated to have spoken here and laid down some serious history.

      Thanks from Jack & Carola Trout 2014

      Jack Trout TrinitySteelhead on the Trinity and Klamath Rivers, I have a permit for the Trinity River. Let’s hook-up folks! I don’t leave for Chile until December this year.

      http://www.jacktrout.com/index.php/destinations/klamath-river

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      Jason with his huge wild steelhead on the Trinity, just add rain and we’ll be golden for this season.

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      A face more than just a mother could love, you love her, you love him. You sleep with your steelhead rod in anticipation of this upcoming season. You admit to this, but you never admitted to liking and listening to the Bee Gees in the 1970′s? 

      You shine you crazy diamonds! Can’t wait for the steelhead season folks!  jt

      http://www.jacktrout.com/index.php/destinations/trinity-river

      Jack Trout Belize

      Hopkins Belize for fly fishing is a wonderful salt water fly fishing destination. my guides are making peoples dreams come true!

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      Get out of town and get on the flats, with Jack Trout Fly Fishing International Belize. info@jacktrout.com  530-926-4540

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      Did you see our story in Fly Rod & Reel Magazine in May? Our guide Lloyd did well and landed Brian Erwin this 30 lb tarpon.

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      King Lloyd, the guide of guides for fly fishing in Hopkins Belize and my guide since 1997.

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      Thanks Brian for coming down and doing such a great piece for us! All the best, Jack & Carola Trout & Hopkins Belize Guide Staff.    http://www.jacktrout.com/index.php/destinations/belize

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      Bone fishing is a great way to introduce yourself to salt water fly fishing adventures. Let us set everything up for your international outing. With over 20 years experience in the field we think we are smart choice to help and customize your holiday fly fishing vacation. You will always save money and have more fun on a Jack Trout International Fly Fishing Adventure Outing Our Valued Clients Know This. Jack & Carola Trout

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      Me and Lloyd out at a pub on Glover’s Reef trying to solve the world’s problems.

      Jack Trout Chile

      Over in Chile, Carola’s home country, the food and spirits just couldn’t be better.

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      The fishing December through April is always something I look forward to.

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      So will you folks! jt

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      We’ll be catching a few of those Leroy Browns for  you all! Yea Angel nice trout!  jt & ct

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      Drifting under the Andes in a place with no one else around, I promise very scenic and good fishing to go along.

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      Great driftboat with lots of luck and oh the stories he could tell if he spoke.  :) 

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      In a place where there’s more water than just about any other place on Earth. 2006 volcanoes makes life more interesting in Chile.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

      We have something in mind for you this fall and winter, let us be your guides. Jack & Carola Trout and the Team Trout Guides.

      http://www.jacktrout.com/index.php/tours/guides-instruction

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      Typical meal in Argentina with Malbec wine to compliment.

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      Our lodging in San Martin de los Andes Argentina.

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