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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
2/17/18 by Sam Robinett: Guided Steve + Paul from Madera yesterday on the Trinity. Paul hooked an adult steelhead on the first cast!  Fishing has been a bit on the slow side but there's certainly fish in the river. Mayfly imitations have been consistently working. 
2/3/18 by Peter Santley: True steelhead fishing in good weather! I have been guiding the Trinity lately with mixed results. Good days where we are hooking  several fish and slower days one or two. Just got to keep at it and take advantage of chances when you get them. The weather has been very nice lately and mild for this time of year. Hatches of BWOs and March Brown's are bringing some smaller fish to the surface that are eager to eat a dry fly and are fun on 5wt rod, Today my clients hooked  six fish and landed four and was best of last couple days. I am seeing mostly wild fish this week and some brighter winter run fish. I would rate the over all experience on the river right now good! Good weather, less people on river and some nice fish to be had and a chance to fis dry flies!It's not too late for steelhead on the Trinity!Book a trip with one of our guides and have a fun day on the river!Good fishing,Peter
1/27/18 by Brian Kohlman: I had the pleasure of guiding my friends with the Peninsula Fly Fishers the past two days.  The recent rains raised the flows a bit more and there was even a hint of color, but fishing remained tough.  Saturday we only hooked into one adult fish - a nice wild hen.  Today we went one-for-two, but sealed the deal with a very nice wild buck!  Looks like the recent storms have past and there is no significant rain on the foreceast.  Let's keep out fingers crossed we get some more rain in the coming weeks! 
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Visit our Trinity River Fishing Report page to view more reports!
Trinity River Guide Availability
Mar 22: Peter Santley
Mar 22: Sam Robinett
Mar 23: Peter Santley
Mar 23: Sam Robinett
Mar 24: Peter Santley
Mar 24: Sam Robinett
Mar 25: Sam Robinett
Mar 26: Sam Robinett
Mar 27: Sam Robinett
Mar 29: Sam Robinett
Mar 30: Sam Robinett
Mar 31: 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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