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Fishing Report: May 2017

After a long and seemingly endless spell of gray skies, perpetual rain and tireless wind, we’re beginning to catch a glimpse of silver lining in our local forecast. The sun has returned for at least a little while, shorts and sandals are once again on rotation in the weekly clothing line up and our fishing […]

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May Fly of the Month: D-Rib Carey Special

This month’s fly of the month brings you the D-Rib Carey. The Carey Special was originally developed in the 1920’s by retired British soldier Colonel Carey, who sought a sure fire trout pattern that would consistently catch fish. Fast forward nearly a century later and the Carey Special remains one of the most effective stillwater […]

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Fishing Report: April 2017

Daffodils, Tulips, Skunk Cabbage in full bloom, Spring has finally sprung. The winter we’d thought would never end is finally showing signs of fatigue and in it’s snowy, icy and unbearably wet wake, a new fishing season is blossoming before our very eyes. Stillwater is warming up and the trout are once again active and […]

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April Fly of the Month: Nano’s Leech

Here’s another healthy dose of Phil Rowley’s tying expertise from his recent visit to Bellingham. Nano’s Leech is a pattern Phil picked up from a friend during a trip to Lago Strobel in Argentina. While the pattern worked wonders abroad, it’s slim and pulsating profile, subtle use of flash and meaty presence make it a […]

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Fishing Report: March 2017

Winter continues to embrace the Northwest in a relentless bear hug. Sheets of sleet, freezing rain, snow, ice and sometimes heavy wind remain an almost weekly occurrence, and while the foothills and forests sure do look pretty all blanketed in fresh snow, we’re kind of ready for things to thaw out and warm up. We’ve […]

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March Fly of The Month: Jig Bugger

We had the pleasure of getting to hang out with Phil Rowley again this year when he was in town for the Lynnwood Fly Fishing Show and to speak at the 4CFF meeting recently. Phil’s got a lot of great books and DVD’s showcasing his fly patterns, along with an awesome website where he shares […]

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Save America’s Salmon Forest

There’s been a lot going on in the news these days about fighting to protect our public lands and keeping them public. Here’s an easy opportunity to make your voice heard and let your elected officials and agency policy makers know that you want to continue to see the Tongass National Forest protected as an […]

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Fishing Report: February 2017

Brrrr! That about sums it up for our little corner of the country. In spite of our abysmally cold winter, we’ve enjoyed some fantastic time on the water, shook fins with some amazing fish and been endowed with atypical blasts of sunshine instead of the usual dark and dreary winter. We’ve been enjoying the heck […]

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February Fly of the Month: The PT Prawn

Our February Fly of the Month is the PT Prawn, a shrimpy, smaller profiled steelhead fly well suited for the perpetual low and clear river conditions we’ve encountered this season with an unshakeable regularity. This little critter was born of an ongoing love affair with Ice Dub and the new an undeniably sexy dyed Barred […]

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The Confluence Fly Shop Hoodies Are Here!

Hot off the press, we’ve got new logo hoodies in a glorious dark navy color. Between the facial hair and plush hoody, Brandon’s as warm as a kitten on a baseboard radiator. For $40, you too can be both cozy and stylish.

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