Current River Conditions: Fishing has been great. Snowy icy road conditions mean your journey on HWY 299 will be a careful, slow one. Expect winter weather through the weekend. Boat ramps are buried in snow, but it's possible to launch as long as you have snow tires and 4-wheel drive. You can check HWY 299 road conditions, west of Redding, CA by clicking here. Expect variable travel conditions. Water conditions on the upper Trinity should remain excellent through the weekend! Tougher water conditions will be found below Junction City.
Hot Flies: The Solitude Golden Stone in #8, #6 Black Rubber Legs and #14 Poxyback Hares Ear.
The Fly Shop's ® Tips: A variety of techniques, using your 8-9 wt rod for Salmon, or a more adaptable 5-6 wt fly rod for small steelhead and aggressive browns will tie you into fish. Suspending nymphs under an indicator, stripping buggers and leeches, swinging muddlers or PT nymphs will produce hook-ups! Even dry flies should be in the plan. Bring a parachute Adams! Hey! The King Salmon will eat nymphs suspended under indicators. What a blast!
CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 11 MI EAST OF DOUGLAS CITY (TRINITY CO) TO 19 MI WEST OF REDDING (SHASTA CO).
Call 1-800.427.7623 for up to date Northern California Road Conditions. Here's a link to Cal-Trans Road Conditions: Click Here.
Water Flows: â€¢ Trinity River Flows
â€¢ Dreamflows - Trinity River
Suggested Fly Patterns:
â€¢ (Nothing much happening on top. Wait until February.)
â€¢ Mercer's Poxy-Back Hares Ear #8-14
â€¢ Psycho Princes - All
â€¢ Mercer's Poxyback GB PMD #16
â€¢ Mercer's Poxyback GB Hares Ears #8-14
â€¢ BH Flashback P.T. Nymphs #12-14
â€¢ Red Copper John #12-14
â€¢ TB Solitude Stone - #8
â€¢ Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown & Black #6-8
â€¢ Boles Bazookas - #8
â€¢ Micro Spawn Eggs - Pink & Salmon Egg
â€¢ M.C. Redd Reapers
â€¢ Clown Egg - #4-10
â€¢ CH Kiwi Muddlers
â€¢ CH Lightning Bugger #6
â€¢ Freshwater Clouser (Any)
â€¢ Dietz's Sculpins #4
Fly Fishing Gear:
â€¢ The Fly Shop's ® Fresh H2O Fly Rods 4-5wt
â€¢ The Fly Shop's ® L2a Fly Reels
â€¢ RIO Gold Floating Fly Line
â€¢ Simms ® G3 Guide Jacket
â€¢ Hardbiteâ„¢ Star Cleats - Simms ®
â€¢ Modern Spey Casting DVD
Current River Conditions: Conditions only improved slightly this week. Your best chances are going to be up in Dunsmuir,......