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Fishing Report: June 2016

As the temperature heats up, our desire to wick away the sweat and lethargy of a humid day by retreating to the water grows exponentially. It’s nearly summertime in the Pacific Northwest and just about every fishery that’s going to be available to enjoy is around the corner. Just about. May was a rollercoaster of […]

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June Fly Pattern of the Month: The Big Ol’ Bass Worm

We are just going to put it out there that we thoroughly enjoy fishing for bass. Aside from the shear heart-pounding contentment of watching a big gaping mouth erupt through the ceiling of lily pads to engulf your slithering, pulsating, rubber-legged mess of a fly, largemouth bass on the fly rod have several things going […]

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Fishing Report: May 2016

Let there be light! We’ve had our fair share of sunshine and hot days, trees are leafing out and the lawn seems to be in the midst of an insurmountable growth spurt. Lots of new lakes are open, the water and the fishing have warmed considerably. While we all have our favorite places or piscine […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: May 2016

Spring and summer are exceptional times to grab your lightest rod, a floating line, beverage of choice and ramble on over to your favorite spiny ray lake for an afternoon of catching. While often neglected in neighborhood of more glamorous salmon, steelhead, trout and char fisheries, bluegill, pumpkinseed, bass and various members of the sunfish […]

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Fishing Report: April 2016

This past month certainly lived up to its reputation, coming in like a lion, gnashing perilous teeth, dumping blankets of rain and hurricane winds, effectively shredding many an opportunity to enjoy the water. We’re quite pleased that March left us on a far more docile note, with characteristic lamb-like days pushing 70 degrees and tranquil […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: April 2016

The Willy Whitefish began nearly a decade ago, the product of much fiddling and tinkering at the bench as I sought to come up with a faithful bull trout fly that was quick to tie, had lots of inherent movement and flash, cast with ease and caught fish. It’s parents were the infamous Zonker and […]

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The Confluence Fly Shop March Sales

The new Ross CLA II’s, Eddy’s and Rapid Fly Reels are here and we are clearing out original CLA’s, Fly Rises and Fly Starts from Ross. Limited to stock on hand: Ross CLA 2 was $190 now $152 Ross CLA 3 was $200 now $160 Ross CLA 4 was $225 now $180 Ross Fly Rise […]

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Fishing Report: March 2016

Daffodils are popping up all around and adding a welcome touch of color to the brown and gray landscape. Spring can’t be too far around the corner. If you think you’ve survived another dreary Northwest winter, pat your self on the back and hope the worst is behind us. If you enjoy the snow sports, […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: March 2016

March typically ushers in the first major chironomid hatches of the spring season and with them, scores of hungry trout awaken to scavenge the lake for an easy meal. Chironomids are an incredibly important food source in still waters and imitating them provides memorable fishing days on lakes throughout the western states and Canadian provinces. […]

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Fly Pattern of the Month: March 2016 Part 2

Black and Pearl Chironomid Hook: Teimco 200, #16 or Tiemco 2312 #14 Thread: Black 8/0 UNI or comparable Tail: None Body: Black 1/8 scud back, Flashabou, or cut 1/16 VCR tape Rib: pearl Krystal Flash, flattened, 5 counter-wraps on #14 hook Head: 3/32 black bead Gill: 8-10 strands of Organza or white sparkle Cement: Loon […]

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