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Fly Fish With David Neal
Redding, CA
Professional knot tier, line un-tangler, fish netter, boat rower, bullshitter and joke teller...
Interests: Wild steelhead & trout and the wild places they live, bird dogs, bows and arrows and chasing wild game. Quality beer, spirits, sushi and tacos. Drift boats and all boats that float. Adventures with my wife and daughter... camping, skiing, mtn. biking and having as much fun as possible.
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...and it feels like fall is just around the corner. At least it does at 7am when it's still nice and cool outside. But seriously, the Dog Days of Summer are over and the days are getting shorter, the nights... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
I have some new open dates and availability for the rest of this month and into September... For more info check out www.ReelAdventuresGuideService.com Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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The much anticipated August 1st re-opener of the Top Section of the Lower Sacramento River here in Redding, CA has been pretty darn fun. It's been nice to float under the Sundial Bridge once again and have that option to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
Due to a cancellation I have August 2nd open. This will be the opening week of the top section of the Lower Sac which has been closed to fishing since April 1st. It is always a good time. Contact me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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It is HOT out and nothing is gonna change for the 15 day forecast. So, we might as well make the best of it and just adapt... it's summer season. I mentioned already (see post below) a few strategies I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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(Mt Shasta is a good backdrop to stare at while fishing the Fall River) It's been hot - real hot. And, it's only still June! <Crying face emoji> One good thing about these 112-115 degree days is that when it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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After the near record heat wave we recently endured during the first week of June... Ma Nature is gonna chill things out a bit. How do you like low 80's in Redding, CA beginning the week. And, I've got a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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The months of May and June are typically great for walk and wade fishing trips here in Northern California... of course, July - October can be good, too, but the early summer season is just special. It's when we get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Remember, Respect and Honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our freedoms.... To the brave men & women of our armed services who are no longer with us on earth... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
Sorry for the lack of posts lately... We've been busy! Fly fishing on the Lower Sac has been on fire this spring. I will have some pics up soon. Took a week off to spend with family for Easter and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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What a spring season so far! Every day has been different but mostly pretty darn good. We have experienced both the typical, bright, blue skies and sunny afternoons - too cloudy, wet and cold days. Spring season weather conditions can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Only have a quick minute for a quick post. Feels like Spring has sprung in Northern California... The hills are turning green and the sun has been shining bright everyday. The Lower Sac has been fishing good to great and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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As we round out February I will be balancing my time between chasing winter steelhead (on the Trinity River and CA Coast) and wild trout fishing on the Lower Sacramento River - right here in Redding CA. We have no... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Conditions have improved on the Upper Trinity River. The drainage received some much needed snow and rain last week bumping the river up quite a bit. It has now dropped just as quickly and current conditions have returned to high... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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If there are any winter-run steelhead in the Trinity River they should be on the move. LOL... The wild ones should be arriving soon. Look for the flow graphs to show the river dropping nearly as fast as it went... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Finally received a little "steelhead weather" this week. This last storm was pretty benign in the upper Trinity River but intense rain on snow blew the lower river out below the North Fork on Thursday, 13th. Canyon Creek peaked at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & cheerful Holiday Season with their families and those close to them. And, now here we are... Happy New Year! We have much to look forward to in the coming months. I believe this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Finally it is beginning to feel like winter season. The Trinity River drainage received some much needed precipitation this week (and a little snow in the high country) allowing for a very slight 12hour bump in flows but not coming... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Imagine that... rain and steelhead go together like PB&J or turkey & gravy! (Gravy train... speaking of gravy this beautiful wild beast hasn't skipped too many meals!) (Images: Frank E was fortunate enough to connect to this amazing 30" plus... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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How did it get to November 9th already?!? These past few months have flown right past me... I guess I'll begin by quickly re-capping October fly fishing. It was a busy month. Hence the lack of posts. Northern California guides... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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As it always is... fall season has been a bluuurrrr and very busy for fishing guides in northern CA. I've been in guide mode all month and haven't had the time to update the blog in long a while!! Fishing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. 2020 is serving up a dose of ass kick. Endless craziness it seems. But... We are all good, everyone is healthy, neighborhood is fine, and we couldn't be more excited for fall/winter season.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
Updated** I recently had a few days cancel in September... Now Open: September 21-22... I would love to re-book these dates ASAP. Traditionally, this is a very good time to come fly fishing in Northern California with many options for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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It has been good... (Image: Walt with an absolute pig of a wild trout on the Lower Sac... Birthday trip for Walter and his son Matt M. This fish takes the cake!) (Image: Wojo always seems to find some big... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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For the month of July I have been focusing on two rivers... The Lower Sacramento for big wild rainbow trout and the Trinity River for spring-run salmon and steelhead. Lower Sac Rainbow... (Kris S holding up a perfect specimen wild... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service