Rain should bring in more fish for the Trinity River!

The Fly Shop

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Current River Conditions:
It's always hit and miss when reporting on the quality of the hook-up experiences on the Trinity. While one angler will get three or more fish, another will get none. Better anglers are doing better. Lots of steelhead are moving through! Lots of salmon too! A windy day can put massive amounts of leaves in the river, concealing your nymphs. Egg patterns have been working great!

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The Fly Shop's  Tips:
Bring fresh, new tippet. 1X and 2X. Leaders should be tapered to 0x if you want to land a super hot Trinity Steelhead. Search the tail-outs and the very upper edges of the riffles and glides. Bring a Intermediate, Slow and Medium VersiLeader in 7' lengths for swinging to steelhead. Suspending nymphs of all kinds under an indicator is a very popular and effective approach to presenting a fly or two.

River Fact:
Sad to say, but Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia's father drowned in the Trinity River. While on vacation with his family near Arcata in Northern California in 1947, his father went fly-fishing in the Trinity River. Upon entering he slipped on a rock, plummeting into the deep rapids of the river. By the time he was pulled from the water, he had already drowned.



• SO Skater
• Ska-Opper Natural
• Blair Mouse Project
• Fire Butt Bomber
• Mercer's Lemming
• Pompodoro Skater-Oct Caddis

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• Micro Mayfly Black 14-16
• Red Copper John #12-14
• Blue Copper John #12-14
• GB Poxy Back Hares Ear #12-14
• Mercer's Oct Pupa
• Fox's Oct Pewpah
• GB Half Flash Back P.T. #12-16
• Pellet Fly
• TB Solitude Stone #8-12
• Copper Zebra John #14-18
• Pat's Rubber Leg Brown #6-8

• Beaded Crystal Bugger Silver
• Muddler Minnow #4-10
• Clouser Olive/White
• Zack's Zugger Grey/White

• Boles Bazookas
• Micro Spawn Eggs
• Clown Egg #4-10


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