Steelhead Fishing on the Trinity River is Good to Great

The Fly Shop

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Current River Conditions:
Good to great fishing is happening. As always on the Trinity River, experience usually delivers a pay off. The steelhead of the Trinity are on the slow move, some basically giving up on waiting for rain and that's great news. More fish are trickling through despite the lack of rain. Weather conditions for the next week are mostly sunny and very dry. Great for your angling comfort! Watch out for frost in the mornings. The road can be slippery! The fishing has been good!! Expect to share the river with other anglers as long as the dry weather holds!

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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.



• Mayfly Cripple Limestone
• Hackle Stacker BWO

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• TB Blue Halo Prince
• Psycho Prince Dirty Pink #12-14
• Psycho Prince Purple #12-14
• Micro Mayfly Black #14-16
• Red Copper John #12-14
• Blue Copper John #12-14
• GB Poxy Back Hares Ear #12-14
• GB Half Flash Back P.T. #12-16
• Pellet Fly
• TB Solitude Stone #8
• Copper Zebra John #12-14
• 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 Pink
• Clown Egg #4-10

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