|This Is What I Need|
This is when I know, it's time to take a trip. Somewhere where I can be alone and free. Free of responsibilities and rules. A place where I can forget about the world and just fish. A place where I can spiritually cleanse all of my problems and begin anew.
The Trinity River. This is my place of spiritual rejuvenation.
|As Scenic As Can Be|
The Trinity is a river that you can't do all in one day. The river is 165 miles long and has a ton of turnouts and access points. The many campgrounds along the river serve as a resting ground for a good trout bumming trip.
|Steelhead Green Conditions|
Steelhead green. This is the color of perfect water conditions on our coastal rivers.
|The Swing Is The Thing|
Swinging flies in Douglas City. I love the feeling of a tight-line getting hit straight onto the reel.
|More Like Half-Pinter|
As the salmon run up the river, the steelhead, both adults and half-pounders, follow them up. The chrome invasion begins! Ranging between 8'' - 20'' these fresh feisty silver bullets will jump, run, and fight!
|Dinner of Champions: Jerky, Rice, and Water|
Truly a trout bum's dinner.
|Woke Up A Few Times. But Slept Well?|
Welcome to the Comfort Camry. The stay is free and easily set up but will be borderline uncomfortable. Much better than driving in the Trinity Canyon at night though.
|Trinity @ Hoopa|
1. This is where I catch the most fish.
2. Fishing pressure is very low.
3. A ton of good riffles and runs.
4. You can smell the ocean.
5. The fish coming in are as fresh as they get. The chromer the better.
|True Half-Pound Chromer|
Fighting a fresh half-pounder can be pretty tough. More often than not you will lose but there will be times when you finally land one only to admire it, release it, breathe, and say "Damn that was a nice fish".
The Trinity shares it life with many other species as well.
|Till The Next Time We Meet|
Life is too short. Keep calm and fly fish.