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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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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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34 YEAR BRIEF (End of an Era)

Kit Kreick

After 23 yrs. Kit Kreick is retiring from the guiding profession and TFS

No, it is not a rumor. After twenty-three (23) years, of great fun and a major highlight of our lives, Kit Kreick has retired from the guiding profession and TFS to peruse other interests. While a few of us saw it coming, it is still a jaw dropper to witness another great leave the industry.

I vividly remember the day a stout keen and ambitus, fifteen year old walked into our shop, asked the right questions and said the right things; immediately setting the stage for his new adventure and long term employment with TFS. Kit excelled unlike anyone I have witnessed, taking fly tying and fishing to another level, and swiftly evolved into one of the most accomplished and highly recognized fly fisherman and fishing guide anyone could hook up with. His upbeat personality, passion for the sport and outdoors, infectious enthusiasm and laughter cultivated a loyal following. His uncanny fishing/hunting/guiding skills can be matched by few others and consistently proved rewarding for all level anglers. Anyone that spent a day on the water with Kit experienced a memorable time. We support and wish Kit and his family the very best.

South Pacific

May be the end of an era but memories are forever-Chime’n In South Pacific.

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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!