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September Fly of the Month: The Pink Torpedo

I hemmed and hawed over what to present for our September Fly of the Month for awhile. Though our pink run this year is less than stellar around the Sound, there are still enough out there to keep things interesting on a number of open rivers and it just didn’t seem right to let an […]

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The Confluence Fly Shop Featured in Whatcom Talk

Local online publication Whatcom Talk recently ran an article on the Confluence Fly Shop. We think they did a fabulous job capturing the aesthetics that draw so many into the world of fly fishing. We also really appreciate the focus on building community and mentorship. That’s absolutely what we’re all about at this place. Check […]

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Fly Fishing Report: September 2017

Northwestern Washington has felt more and more like living inside of a pressure cooker over the last several weeks. Sticky air, ruminating with fire smoke haze, sweaty asphalt and a strange looking sandal tan permanently emblazoned on my feet. I know it’s far worse elsewhere in the country and the world at large, but us […]

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Fly Fishing Report: August 2017

Welcome to hot and smokey! With the post apocalyptic haze of BC’s wild fire smoke blanketing much of the area and temperatures approaching triple digits in parts of Puget Sound, we find ourselves seeking the refugee of a well-shaded mountain stream or early dawn tidal rip now more than ever. The fishing is always a […]

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August Fly of the Month: Ross Lake Shiner

Ross Lake is a huge body of water, approximately 23 miles long extending from the northern Washington border to just inside Canada. The trout and char inhabiting this vast watershed are as wild as can be, having never been supplemented with a hatchery program. Ross, like a lot of high mountain impoundments is deep and […]

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Confluence July Sales

We have some great closeout stuff on sale until it’s gone. Don’t miss out on these awesome deals! Sage Closeouts All Sage Approach, Accel and Salt series rods are 25% off. Approach was $350 now $262.50 Accel was $650 now $487.50 Salt was $850 now $637.50 Ross Closeouts All remaining Ross Eddy and Rapid Reels […]

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Fly Fishing Report: July 2017

Here we are in early July, with the shack nasties of our abysmal winter just a fleeting speck in the rearview mirror. With much of the country melting down in a soaring heat wave, we’re reminded how lucky we are to enjoy our utopian summers in northwestern Washington. Rivers are shaping up, some of our […]

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July Fly of the Month: Tung In Cheek Herring

The Tung In Cheek (TIC) Herring came about through a desire to create a nose heavy, erratically swimming herring imitation using saltwater-safe components that would not corrode and would lend themselves to a full-profiled but easy to cast fly. The TIC Herring can be tied in any variety of sizes to match the predominant bait […]

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Fly Fishing Report: June 2017

June’s North Sound fly fishing report comes to you courtesy of the sun, whose lingering presence has bestowed a great number of overwhelmingly pleasant fishing opportunities on us. From baking afternoons pitching top water bugs for bass and bluegill, swinging gurglers for ravenous cutthroat on a peaceful Puget Sound beach to chasing big trout under […]

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June Fly of the Month: Woolly Bully

The Woolly Bully is the brainchild of our friend Nathan Sundine who sought to meld two highly effective bream patterns, the Bluegill Bully and Woolly Bugger, into a no nonsense, easy to tie, completely irresistible panfish bug. I tie mine a little differently than Nathan’s version, but the premise is the same, and the outcome […]

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