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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

9/9/17 by Sam Robinett: What does a professional drone pilot do on his day off you might ask? Go fishing of course! Matt came up from Santa Barbara to help map the Lower Sac for salmon habitat (and a lot of other cool scientific that will help our local fisheries). We had pretty good luck working the side channels throwing small nymphs. Temps under 100° always help too! 
7/19/17 by Sam Robinett: "The website makes it sound like you're going to die if you fish the Pit... let's do it."  Matt came up from San Jose to check out some fresh water and was intrigued from what he heard and read about the Pit River. Within an hour Matt landed several hard-fighting rainbows including one that filled up the net nicely (pic attached). 
3/25/17 by Sam Robinett: Had perfect weather yesterday at Eagle Canyon for some fun stillwater action. Morning was a bit slow but things picked up once we got a little chop on the water. Streamers, nymphs and midges worked best for us both stripping and under an indicator.  Conditions at the lake are great right now with hatches going on throughout the day to keep you busy. 
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Visit our Fishing Report page to view more reports!

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

Sep 26:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Sep 27:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Sep 28:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Sep 29:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Sep 30:
Hat Creek
Lower Sac Drift Boat
McCloud River
Pit River
Redding Area
Upper Sac
Oct 1:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 3:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 4:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 6:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 7:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 8:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 10:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 11:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 12:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 13:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 14:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 15:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 16:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 17:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
Upper Sac
Oct 18:
Lower Sac Drift Boat
Redding Area
Trinity River
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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