The Yuba is yet another great California tail water fishery. The Yuba is much different than the other valley rivers as it feels more like a traditional trout stream. As the river winds its way out of the foothills down into the valley floor it creates great riffles, runs, and holes to prospect with your flies. These rainbows and steelhead don’t grow as large as their cousins on the Lower Sac but they make up for it with their zest. Yuba rainbows are often considered the hardest fighting trout in Northern California. Like other valley rivers the Yuba fishes well year around. The beauty of the Yuba river is the ability to throw dry flies. The Yuba has a plethora of aquatic insects that call it home with skwalas, march browns, pmds, caddis, baetis, and hoppers, one can generally find a handful of rainbows that are willing to rise to the surface to slurp in your fly.