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Fly Shop Strong - ECHO Fly Fishing

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We are huge fans of Tim Rajeff and his fly fishing company, ECHO. We carry most of their rods and reels, especially the Base Kit, which is the perfect "Beginner Kit" - warranteed and strong enough to fish with all your life. ECHO is a fan of fly shops too, and they made this video to explain why brick and mortar stores are important to fly fishers. 

They get it.

Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake ClinicPyramid Lake is one of the most exciting trout fisheries in the west. Located in Nevada and part of the Truckee River watershed, Pyramid is famous for their trophy Lahontan Trout. California Fly Shop runs a free clinic several times a year to help people get the most of this unique water. [...]

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Fly Tying Day

Fly Tying DayDecember 5th10:30am - 4pmCost: FreeFly Tying Day is an interactive, low-key event, held every year at California Fly Shop. Uniquely constructed from basic elements: feathers, yarn, thread and hooks, finished flies range from frame-worthy artwork to killer bugs that trick fish into believing they're edible. The idea behind this event is to introduce [...]

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Bolivia Fly Fishing

Pluma Tsimane Lodge, BoliviaHost: Xavier CarbonnetIt's a little remote: first you fly to Miami, then to Santa Cruz. Spend the night in town. The next day it's a two-hour plane across the wilderness to the Amazon. View of the Amazon from the Air Land on a small airstrip carved out of jungle (by the Narcos) [...]

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Pack Trip Wrap Up

Golden Trout Wilderness Horse Pack TripHost: Ange GraceffaOur group consisted of five fly fishers, one host and two wranglers, and we set off for five days into the Ansel Adams Wilderness. We were hunting for the California state fish, the Golden Trout. A wild fish of unimaginable color, you can find them high in the [...]

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Tenakara Day

What is Tenkara? Yvon Chouinard, CEO of Patagonia, describes it as "simplified fly fishing," a version of "less is more.” Tenkara consists of three basic elements: a telescopic rod, a line attached at the end of the rod, and a soft hackle fly. It's easy to learn and you can fish it on most rivers and [...]

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Patagonia & The Snake River

We are super proud of our relationship with Patagonia, a company that not only produces some of the best gear in fly fishing, but is always on the right side of important water issues. Patagonia is releasing a short film this week called Free The Snake that looks at the effects of four dams on the lower [...]

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Mid Holiday Drift by Hogan Brown

Lower Yuba River - Flows are down to about 700cfs and clarity is good, nice green color with enough "color" to not be Gin Clear….really perfect color to be honest. Fish seem (at least the ones that are eating) seem to be concentrated as when I have been getting one fish I usually get [...]

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Surf Report by Jack Harrison

The north pacific is awake. The last 3 weeks our coastline has seen constant rain, wind and massive winter swells. There's been more back-to-back giant northwest swells than I have seen in recent years. These massive NW swells are moving lots of sand around. Many of the beaches I guide have lost 3-6 feet of sand. While [...]

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Hogan Brown's Fishing Reports & Ramblings - Post Storm Update

So I have tied flies, updated the blog, did most of my christmas shopping, watched some TV…and I am going a bit crazy with none of the rivers in shape…If you have been paying attention it rained a lot Thursday and Friday.The Lower Sac outside of chico peaked at about 125,000cfs…that is the top of [...]

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