HELENA FIRE (Junction City) TRINITY COUNTY CA

Many have called the Trinity Fly Shop inquiring about the Helena Fire, access HWY 299 West, and the safety of Trinity County residents. Here is what we know. To date, the Helena Fire, (Junction City) 9 miles west of Weaverville, is active, only 30% contained, and sadly, burned over 11,000 acres, 72 homes, 60 plus structures with mandatory evacuations, Helena to Oregon Mountain. Evacuation shelters have been set up in Weaverville. For detailed fire updates check out: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/554 or Cal Fire website (current Fire Info). For current road conditions (HWY 299 West) check out: Cal Trans: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi. Along with Cal Fire all local (Weaverville, Douglas City, Lewiston) fire crews are defending the Helena Fire. Keep these men in your prayers.

*** Helena Fire photos by Adam Meyers. Adam is a Lewiston engineer in the Lewiston Fire Dept. and has been defending the Helena fire since last week.

  • Shad Camp 2016
  • Shad are in!
  • Here's to another great shad year!
  • 2016 Shad mug
  • Steve Hopkins and friend
  • Scott Watson with a dandy
  • Shad on!


DEEPER SHADES OF CHROME (Tune in-They’re Coming)

Trinity River Fly Fishing

The beauty of steelheading is all it takes is, one fish, at the right time, right place and right fly to totally rock your world for the season

It has been nothing short of Smok’en-Hot for the past couple weeks, eleven consecutive days of over 100 degrees in Lewiston. OUCH! As a 34 year Trinity resident I cannot remember any summer that has been hotter; especially after last winter’s cold and wet rage. The good news, as of this post, cooler weather is predicted along with the possibilities of some light rains and, local waters are supporting primo water qualities, fishing and relief from the mid-day sizzle.

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  • Shad Camp 2016
  • Shad are in!
  • Here's to another great shad year!
  • 2016 Shad mug
  • Steve Hopkins and friend
  • Scott Watson with a dandy
  • Shad on!


OBJECTS OF DESIRE (ticking the bucket list)

Ticking the bucket list and paying respects with Echo’s 12wt. Bad-Ass-Glass

Some of the best advice I have ever received from friends and clients during my 34 yrs. of guiding is “do it NOW- while you are able.” Too many, too often, have preached, “I am financially stable, have time on my side yet do not have my health.” So when I received the invite to go on a weeklong Tarpon fishing trip this past May, I accepted; although I must admit, it was Glen Stanley’s final comment, “Herb, you have got to catch a Tarpon before you die,” that pushed me over the top and was the game changer.

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  • Shad Camp 2016
  • Shad are in!
  • Here's to another great shad year!
  • 2016 Shad mug
  • Steve Hopkins and friend
  • Scott Watson with a dandy
  • Shad on!


  • Shad Camp 2016
  • Shad are in!
  • Here's to another great shad year!
  • 2016 Shad mug
  • Steve Hopkins and friend
  • Scott Watson with a dandy
  • Shad on!