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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
1/13/18 by Brian Kohlman: I had a great time guiding new clients Austin and Kevin!  Both were fairly new to fly fishing and this was their first attempt at steelheading.  Austin had a new Redington two-handed rod and really wanted to learn how to use it.  I set Kevin up with one of my Sage 6wt two-handers and taught them the double-spey and the C-spey.  They both picked up the casts pretty quickly and were swinging for steelhead!  Neither hooked-up while swinging, but Austin landed a nice hatchery fish right after lunch.  A short time later, Austin hooked into a dime-bright wild fish that gave him a fight he'll probably never forget!  The extended forecast is promising, so I am cautiously hopeful this will bring in a new batch to fish to the upper river.
1/12/18 by Brian Kohlman: Today I got to guide my old friends Dave and Craig from Sonoma County.  The weather was beautiful, but fishing was very tough.  Dave hooked one adult, but it didn't want any part of my landing net.  That was our only chance at a fish, and I didn't see any new fish moving through.  
1/12/18 by Randy Hamann: Spent a few days guiding for Winter Steelhead on the Trinity this past week, it didn't disapoint. Plans were to guide on the North Coast but it's been in constant flux, too low , too high and a few days that have been just right, at the same time Mid Trinity was in good shape , chose the safe bet and it paid off ! Swung up multiple Chromers each day and landed at least a fish a day per angler, good Steelheading in my IMHO...primarily bright, wild fat hens in the 5-6 lb class and full of fight and one wild buck 7-8 lbs. typical Trinity Winter Run.My availablity for the remainder of the Season is none existant... not to early to think about a Spey/ Swing trip for next Fall/ Winter ...My primary Steelhead destinations will be the Trinity, Lower Klamath, Eel Drainage and the Lower Sac... this past Fall the swing fishing was excelent on the Lower Sac for Battle Creek Steelhead in the 2-5 lb class, all had a ton of fight and a blast on 4wt and 5 wt Spey stuff !Feel free to contact me for trip info - Tight Lines 
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Visit our Trinity River Fishing Report page to view more reports!
Trinity River Guide Availability
Jan 20: Peter Santley
Jan 20: Sam Robinett
Jan 21: Brian Kohlman
Jan 21: Sam Robinett
Jan 22: Sam Robinett
Jan 23: Sam Robinett
Jan 24: Sam Robinett
Jan 25: Sam Robinett
Jan 28: Sam Robinett
Jan 29: Sam Robinett
Jan 30: Sam Robinett
Jan 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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