Steelhead continue to move through the Trinity River. The fishing can be "great"

Trinity River - Douglas City, CA


by The Fly Shop
12-28-2011
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Current River Conditions:
The mornings have been warmer this week, but don't bring your sandals and shorts. The fishing has been better this season than last year. Steelhead continue to move through the Trinity River. The fishing can be "great". That doesn't mean you are going to catch 20 fish. Not too many anglers going home empty netted this season. River conditions are low and clear requiring some stealth in order to get the famous Trinity steel on! It's been a fun season!

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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.

Flies:

Dries:

• 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

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

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


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