|For the fly fisherman, this area affords endless fishing
opportunities. The streams and creeks have mostly German Browns. Rainbow, Kokanee, Brook, and Golden
Trout are up here too. You need to know where to find them. Learn to think like a trout. Most freestone streams are reasonably poor aquatic insect habitats hence a good fish may be almost anywhere. Gray pieces of water downstream from a tubulent flow, the tail or head of riffles, where two streams, creeks join. Any deep water hole is a place to probe.
Fly fish patterns are dries, sizes 10 - 22, and nymphs/wets size 10 -18.
Caddis Flies are the most prevalent insect of intererst to the trout. Oddly enough, the Royal Coachman, size 16, is the top producing fly on rivers, creeks and streams.
Don't overlook that Trinity Lake itself has blue gill and champion size small mouth bass. Best methiod is fly fishing rivers, creeks and streams is using an upstream cast on the lightest gear (0~2 weight lines) you can find.
see Mastering Fly Fishing
See previous page for some of the best flies for the area. (Twenty five years of experience tells it like it is.)