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Sam Robinett

Sam Robinett
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Sam grew up just outside of Redding in Round Mountain, California. With the luxury of having several Blue Ribbon trout streams in his backyard, he learned to fly fish on the infamous Pit River. Known for its treacherous wading and hard fighting rainbows, this freestone river formed the foundation for his future as a guide.

In 2013, Sam attended the Confluence Outfitters Fly Fishing Guide School. After graduating the program, Sam realized he wanted to devote his life to understanding and mastering the art of fly fishing.

During the winter months of 2014 and 2015, Sam was the host at Eagle Canyon Trophy Trout Lakes near Red Bluff, California. You can find him there again this season assisting clients to hook into fish. Sam spent the summer of 2015 guiding in Alaska for Dierick's Tsiu River Lodge. This Orvis-endorsed lodge is one of the premiere Silver Salmon and fishing destinations in the world. Bringing his Nor-Cal-Steelhead style of guiding to remote Alaska, Sam worked tirelessly to get his clients into fish.

Sam lives in Redding and specializes in pursuing steelhead and trout on the Lower & Upper Sac, Trinity & Pit Rivers. He is available for full and half day wade or drift boat trips. Regardless of ability, Sam will cater to your skillset and style of fishing and loves sharing the moment with his clients when they hook into fish.

Recent Fishing Reports by Sam Robinett

5/19/18 by Sam Robinett: Infamous Scott Coulter... This guy is one of best Spey casters on the planet. The man is surgical with a two hander in his hands- but today’s trip was mostly indicator fishing which brought out a little of the beast in Scotty;) We had a beautiful day on the river and dodged most the drift boat traffic.
5/18/18 by Sam Robinett: Guided father/son Brad + Ben, both new to fly fishing. Ben (age 9) did a great job learning the ropes. After lunch he was ripping casts as far out as dad!
5/10/18 by Sam Robinett: Guided Henry and Tommy from Project Healing Waters. We had the entire lower Sac to ourselves which is rare. I worked most the day with Tommy who had never fished before. By the end the float he could cast and mend with the best of ‘em. (See pic above with his first fish ever.) Yea buddy!
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Sam's Guide Season

Lower Sac Year Round
Sam Robinett is available year-round to guide for trout on the Lower Sac. Sam lives in Redding and considers the Lower Sac to be his home water.
Pit River
Sam knows the Pit River very well and enjoys taking his clients on this productive yet physically challenging fishery. The Pit River below Lake Britton Dam is open year-round now.
Trinity River Steelhead
Sam guides for steelhead on the Trinity River from October through March. Sam uses his Clack-a-craft drift boat on the Trinity.

Sam's Upcoming Open Dates

May 25:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
May 26:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
May 27:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
May 28:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
May 29:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
May 30:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
May 31:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 1:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 4:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 5:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 6:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 8:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 9:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 10:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 11:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 12:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 13:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 14:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 15:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Jun 16:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
For more dates, please visit our Online Booking page!

Testimonials from Sam's Clients

"I had a great time with Sam on the Trinity this weekend. He really put the effort in, and I would be happy to fish with him again any time. Very patient with someone relatively new to fly fishing, and he guided me to some great hookups. I would rate the experience the highest!"
Jay Powers
"Sam was awesome and made sure everyone had some good guidance. He's a great host and indispensable for us first-timers."
Norm Takemori
"Sam was a personable and knowlegdeable guide who went beyond the call of duty to make sure I had a wonderful fishing experience."
Kathryn Barth, Chico
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