Craig Nielsen, Shasta Trout, "Seasons of the Klamath"

Craig Nielsen is the owner and operator of Shasta Trout guide service. A Northern California native, he has been chasing trout with a fly rod for nearly 50 years and guiding professionally since 1992. Having fished all across the west, B.C. and Alaska he particularly appreciates the angling diversity Mt. Shasta offers. 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 Fish First, Flywater Travel, The Ashland Flyshop, Leland, Ted Fay, The Clearwater House and The Flyshop. He has presented casting, tying and multimedia presentations at the west coast FlyFishing and International Sportsman's expos.  Craig 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.


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