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Fly Pattern of the Month: January 2016

I have been tying some variation of this wonderful prawn pattern for the past decade and have been really pleased with its latest incarnation. The Prawn Solo remains a confidence fly for me when pursuing big wild steelhead throughout the Northwest during winter and spring. When the water is a little higher and has that […]

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Season’s Greetings from The Confluence Fly Shop

Hope you enjoy this little Holiday poem I wrote for y’all. Rivers are on the drop! Twas the night before Christmas and all through the lake, I twitched a leech slowly, awaiting a take. The cold rain fell steady with an audible plop as we anxiously waited for rivers to drop. Brown torrents of water […]

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Fishing Report: December 2015

After the big deluge, the weather has given way to cold bright skies and abominably frosty gravel bars lined with hoar frost castles. The rivers have been in shape until recently and we’ve been seeing hungry char, late chum and coho with a few early winter steelhead navigating the clear, pebbled flows. With warm, wet […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: December 2015

Jerry Wells was a long time fixture at H&H Outfitters in Bellingham and long before our humble little shop came on the scene, Jerry was your local go to guy for all things fly fishing. If you know Jerry, you know his Pink Shrimp. Originally introduced to the world beyond Whatcom in Trey Comb’s classic […]

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Fishing Report: November 2015

October came and went with all the quickness and intensity of our latest downpour. The earth is wet and spongy, the rivers full once again for the time being, leafless maples and alder line the banks as seasonal sentinels. The fish continue to do their thing in spite of it all while we anglers do […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: November 2015

The Manhatten Beach is patterned after the Alaskabou series of salmon and steelhead flies developed by George Cook while guiding in Alaska during the 80’s. It is a style of fly, more so than a specific pattern and the color schemes and variations are nearly endless. November is traditionally chum salmon month around the Northwest […]

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From Tree to Trout: Local Artist Jameson Hawn

Bellingham artist Jameson Hawn of Riverbend Woodworks recently carved a beautiful west slope cutthroat for the Fourth Corner Fly Fisher’s Conservation Auction. We’ve been fortunate to see some of of Jameson’s other work first hand and are duly impressed by the level of detail and craftsmanship in everything he does. We were fascinated by this […]

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Cutthroat and Conservation

This finely detailed and one of a kind shadow box is the “piece de resistance” for the upcoming Fourth Corner Fly Fisher’s Conservation Auction on October 29th. The cutthroat trout was meticulously carved from wood and painted by local artist Jameson Hawn. Wood-worker Pete Lamb built the display box and master fly tier Jack Salstrom […]

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Rio Outbound 5 Weight Lines Are Back!!!

Years ago, Rio offered their popular Outbound series of lines in a 5 weight, which made an ideal compliment to the fast 5 weight rods many enjoy fishing for Puget Sound sea run cutthroat. The Outbound provides a quick load and beefy taper that helps to minimize false casting and turn over weighted flies like […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: October 2015

The spectrum of traditional and contemporary steelhead patterns runs rich with brilliant neons, contrasting dark tones dressed in flashy tinsels and wiggly parts. These catch plenty of fish and certainly more fishermen. Bob Arnold’s Spade is about as ratty and drab a steelhead fly you’ll find. While the Spade was originated on the NF Stilly […]

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