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  • Pacific Northwest: Sandy River Spey Clave

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report May 16, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    One of the best events in steelhead fishing is happening this weekend at the annual Sandy River Spey Clave in Oxbow Park.It is the legendary annual gathering of two handed casting enthusiasts that provides a format for the exchange of Spey casting and fishing information.The event features:-25 free educational on the water flycasting/flyfishing demonstrations by the best two handed guides and instructors on the planet.-Spey classes on Friday for $10!-Free food each day!-hundreds of rod/reel/line combos from top manufacturers to try for free!Stop by the Sage/Rio/Redington tent and say hi to Leslie and Dax

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  • North Coast: Spey Days

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report May 16, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    This past weekend I got to hangout with Roff and Bob, two old time fishing friends who came north for some instruction based guiding.  We spent three days on the main stem Eel River going over spey casting fundementals with a wide array of rods and reels. Roff wanted to hone his skills in preperation for an Atlantic Salmon trip so we had our work cut out for us. We covered everything from sustained anchor casting with skagit heads to touch and go with scandi lines. Finally, on the second day we lined Roffs big gun, an 8140, with a traditional spey line. After about an hour of Roff throwing a 44ft head I handed him back a rod lined with a skagit head and watched in amusement as he could now effortlessly cast it across the river. It was exciting watching both Roff and Bob progress from making a simple switch cast to holding two big coils of running line and bombing casts out over picture perfect swing runs! It wasn't all practice either. Bob had the hot rod on the second day when he picked off two Pikeminnow (Squawfish) on the swing. Between sessions I was privy to some[…]

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report May 12, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    Mike Wright and Peter Santley helped me with two really funfather-son groups. Mike and I workedtogether on Saturday, and Peter and I today. Ian and Davis are 14 years old and pretty new to fly fishing. I have guided these guys in the past and theboys had a tough time the first couple years, but this was definitely theiryear! The fish were super grabby onSaturday and Chris and Ian hooked into a lot of fish throughout the day. The bite was slower today, but Todd and Daviswere both getting lots of grabs. Davishad a breakthrough moment and mastered the art of playing and landingfish! It was a great two days and theweather was perfect!

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report May 9, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    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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  • Lower Sac: Project Healing Waters

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report May 9, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    Ihad the honor of assisting with this Project Healing Waters group trip. My guests, John and Bill, had only beeninvolved with PHW for six months and had never fly fished before. John and Bill were very lucky when it came tohooking fish, but the real challenge came in playing and landing the fish. Both managed to land their very first rainbowon a fly! This is such a great group andI believe all the participants had a great day on the Sac.

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  • Lower Sac: Never Forget Gabe Duran

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report May 5, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    I had the honor of guiding two long time Confluence Outfitter’s guests, Frank and Doug, in the 2nd annual Gabe Duran Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament. Cast Hope and the Duran family hosted this 2-day event, which consisted of 25 teams of anglers. The event was a friendly competition…but it was all about big fish! Fishing was tough given the number of contestants, but the real challenge was keeping the fly in the fish’s mouth! It was a fun two days and Cast Hope is an amazing organization that helps introduce kids to fly fishing and the outdoors.

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report May 3, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    I had the pleasure of guiding my guests Chuck and Kevin thepast two days. This was there first timefishing the Lower Sac and they were quite impressed. The weather ideal and the fishing was veryconsistent and just a lot of fun! Theflows are slowly climbing and are scheduled to be at 8,500 cfs by May 8th. May is a great time to fish the Sac – the temps are still reasonable and the fishing is still really good.

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  • Lower Sac: Season Opener

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Apr 27, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    My guests Doug and Greg had planned on a walk-wade trip for the opener, but decided last night they would prefer to float the Sac instead. We had a few light showers and some nasty wind for a short time, but it ended up being a pleasant day. The last time I took took the guys out Greg had the hot rod, but today it was Doug’s turn! We had a great time and had lots of laughs.

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Apr 26, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    Today was a great day with Jesse and his son Julian! The fishing was consistent all day and the weather held out until we got off the water. We had a few double hook-ups and Julian decided to go for the Lower Sac trifecta today – he landed several trout, a couple of squawfish (pike minnow), and even a sucker. It really doesn’t matter what eats your flies, it’s all about the fight!

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  • Lower Sac: Trout Spey

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Apr 25, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    I had the pleasure of guiding Marko and Rick on a trout speytrip today. The flows have beenconsistently rising so the bite was slow. We fished in the Redding area hoping to swing-up some larger fish. They both got grabbed, but came away emptyhanded.

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