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Fly Fishing Report: March 2018

Just when you begin to think spring is right around the corner, we get blanketed in wet snow and chilled by the frosty bite of a harsh north wind. Nonetheless, there appear to be signs of life out there. Pretty much all of our local Washington rivers are done for the season, and as is […]

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February Fly of the Month: Funky Chicken

The Funky Chicken is inspired by Solitude Fly Company’s Burnt Chicken pattern, a great larger profile winter steelhead fly that shows up well in off color water and triggers a reaction from lethargic fish in icy winter flows. The combination of marabou supported by a flashy synthetic prop and long hackle tip wings moves incredibly […]

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Intruder Techniques Class

We absolutely love tying Intruder style flies! Sitting at the vise, sipping a cold beer or hot coffee, while spinning up the latest swinging creation is some of the most fun one can have off of the water. One of the things that we love about tying Intruder style flies is that there really are […]

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Fly Fishing Report: January 2018

Happy New Year from the Confluence Fly Shop! We’ve made it through another successful season thanks to your help and patronage. We truly love our customers and are fortunate to live in a community that supports local business. We are looking forward to 2018 and hope to see our fishing opportunity grow a little from […]

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January Fly of the Month: The Fake Taco

Jeff Hickman’s Fish Taco fly pattern has long held a special place in my winter steelhead box. It’s pretty quick and simple to tie, a fishing or guide fly that looks attractive in the water, has proven fish appeal and doesn’t break your heart when it clings to an unforeseen sunken branch and won’t let […]

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Fly Fishing Report: December 2017

While still a few short days away from true Winter, it’s feeling particularly wintery in the North Sound these days. Frozen windshields, icy roads and an extra hot cup of coffee to begin the day is our December drill. It’s been a long and arduous wait since July, but we’re pleased to see some of […]

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December Fly of the Month: The Flamingo Kid

Pink is as tried and true a color combo for winter steelhead as any. Various shades of pink shine like a beacon in the cold clear flows of low winter water. This shade also glows like an ember in the smoky green, glacially tinted currents as the river drops into shape from a high water […]

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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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Dickson Fly Fishing Steelhead School

Mike Dickson with Dickson Fly Fishing is offering a couple of great deals this winter/spring season starting with an all day Olympic Peninsula steelhead class on Saturday, March 18th. The class will take place on a peninsula river where you’ll float with a guide and learn the ins and outs of catching wild winter steelhead […]

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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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