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Trinity River Spey Trips

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  • Trinity River Spey Rod Trips
    Trinity River Spey Trips The Trinity River is a great river for catching steelhead with your spey rod. All of our guides are accomplished spey casters and spey instructors. Mid-September through December are the best times to catch fish on your spey rod on the Trinity.
  • Rafting the Trinity River
    Raft Trips Rafts are ideal for spey trips on the Trinity River. The raft is easy to get in and out of, can negotiate rocky rapids, and can be launched just about anywhere. Rafts allow easy access to some great swing water.
  • A nice steelhead caught on a spey rod on the Trinity River
    Aggressive Fish Trinity steelhead are known for moving to the fly and striking aggressively.
  • Wading the Trinity River
    Walk-wade trips We do a lot of walk-wade spey trips on the Trinity. Why? If you don't mind scrambling over rocks and can work your way through a run quickly, we can actually fish more good spots in a day of walk-wade fishing than in a day of floating.
  • Trinity River King Salmon
    Salmon on the Swing While steelhead are the primary target, we also hook into a fair number of big king salmon on the Trinity. These fish are mostly 5 to 15 pounds and are powerful fighters.
  • A steelhead spey fly
    Flies for the Trinity We fish all types of steelhead flies here, from small traditional patterns to skaters to 4 inch long leech patterns.
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If we were to design a river with great numbers of fish, a diversity of water types, natural beauty, dependable fishing conditions, and make it the perfect size for beginner spey casters, it would probably look a lot like the Trinity River. Steelhead hold in many water types on the Trinity that can be fished effectively with a two-handed rod. The river is small enough that even beginner spey casters can almost reach the far bank in a lot of prime runs. Every year we get dozens of spey anglers into their first spey rod steelhead ever on the Trinity. Experienced spey casters have a good shot at hooking multiple fish each day.

Recent Trinity River Fishing Reports
12/9/17 by Brian Kohlman: Peter Santley and I guided a great group of guys the past two days. The air temps have been very cold this week, so the water temps are dropping and the river is very low and gin clear.  Fishing was very tough for both of us both days.  Jim landed landed a nice wild fish on Friday, and we had a brief hook-up today. We really need some rain for conditions to improve.  I'm hearing rumors there is a new batch of fish moving upriver, so hopefully we will see them in the coming days.
12/9/17 by Mike Wright: Spent a cold and clear day on the Trinity with Nick and Dave.  We had a great day as far as weather and conversation, but the fishing conditions were tough.  The low and clear water proved to be a challenge.  We nymphed most of the day but also swung flies with single hand and traditional spey rigs.  We touched one fish briefly on the swing and had two nice encounters on nymph rig.  On the second grad we were able to bring a beautiful wild hen to the net.  All in all an enjoyable day, but it's hard work hooking up right now. 
11/30/17 by Randy Hamann: The Trinity is in Great shape, a little boney up top but fish are spread throughout the system. Some days are scratchy, other days are pretty darn good, Steve and Ken arrived for a couple days of Spey casting for Steelhead, day one was slow but they didn't loose faith and day two we got into them pretty good.... Sounds alot like Steelheading... Commit to the Swing and you will be justly rewarded...Tight Lines
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Visit our Trinity River Fishing Report page to view more reports!
Trinity River Guide Availability
Dec 17: Brian Kohlman
Dec 18: Brian Kohlman
Dec 18: Sam Robinett
Dec 19: Sam Robinett
Dec 19: Tyler Lee
Dec 20: Sam Robinett
Dec 20: Tyler Lee
Dec 21: Sam Robinett
Dec 21: Tyler Lee
Dec 22: Sam Robinett
Dec 22: Tyler Lee
Dec 23: Sam Robinett
Dec 24: Sam Robinett
Dec 25: Sam Robinett
Dec 26: Sam Robinett
Dec 27: Sam Robinett
For more Trinity River dates, please visit our Online Booking page!
Gear Recommendations for the Trinity River
Rods, Reels & Lines: The most commonly used spey rods on the Trinity River are 5 and 6wt rods. Lighter and heavier rods will work also, but might not be as well matched to the size of the river or the fish. Come prepared with scandi lines and versi-leaders for fishing near the surface and also skagit lines with MOW tips for fishing a little deeper. Switch rods can also work really well on the Trinity, especially in the upper reaches where the river is smaller.
Leaders & Tippet: We usually fish 8 or 10# maxima. When fishing floating lines, a 10ft 8# steelhead leader will do the trick.
Waders & Boots: We use chest-high breathable waders on the Trinity. Spiked wading boots are not necessary. Make sure to bring your own wading belt. Occasionally in September and early October it is warm enough to wet wade.
Traditional Flies:
• Silver Hilton, 6
• Carey Special, 6
• Green Butt Skunk, 6
• Perpetrator, 8
• Morrish's POM Skater, 6
• Steelhead Muddler, 8
Big Flies:
• Hoh Bo Spey, 6
• Hickan's Party Boy
• Intruder, 6
Lodging & Travel Info
Please visit our Weaverville page for hotel and restaurant recommendations and ideas about other things to see and do while you're in Weaverville! The Straw House in Big Bar is another good choice for lodging if you are planning to fish the lower portions of the river.
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