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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.
Recent Activity
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It's time to go fishing again... CA is loosening restrictions and S@H Order and Shasta County is currently at the Stage 2B phase. Lower Sac has been fishing good to great most days. PMD's and caddis are hatching in solid... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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I will soon be resuming guide trips... contact me if you want to get some dates for May and June. The heat of summer will be here before we know it; let's go fishing again! Wildflowers and big, fat trout... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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(Images: You'd think that as a fishing guide I get to fish with my own family all the time... not true!... although, these last few weeks I have had the time to do just that. Silver linings I suppose.) Spent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
(This may or may not resemble me right now after 4 weeks of Social Distancing due to Covid-19) My thoughts have been with many of you who are living in areas greatly affected and have friends or family who have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Had a fantastic time fishing the Lower Sacramento River with good client and friend, Ken Imantani, this week. We enjoyed beautiful spring weather, stellar bug hatches and connected with lots of strong pulling wild rainbow trout this river is famous... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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We are ALL experiencing turbulent times right now with this worldwide pandemic Covid-19. Daily news reports and social media posts are ranging the gamut from straight forward helpful facts to straight anxiety laden uncertainty. Like many of you, I am... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
Due to my daughter's soccer season being temporally cancelled, and a change in vacation plans for Spring Break - I am now open to fish a bunch of new dates including weekends for March & April... too many to mention.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Just got back from fishing four days over on the CA coast beginning with the CalTrout group along w/ guide buddies Mike Hibbard and Aaron Grabiel - then two more days with good peeps, Bryan D and Ben K. Good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Due to some recent cancellations I now have some open dates: March 20-28 April 1-3, 13, 14, 20, 27, 30 You can view my updated availability online at http://www.reeladventuresguideservice.com/availability_calendar/ (FYI, these weren't all cancelled dates just my current availability as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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It hasn't rained in months but that hasn't stopped a few wild steelhead from continuing to push up the Trinity River. The month of February 2020 was the driest one on record @ 0" precipitation. Ironically, February was one of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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I don't have to convince anybody in California how good the weather has been these past few weeks. It's been absolutely amazing to be outdoors... doing stuff. The Trinity River continues to fish very well. My last 4 trips over... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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It's been a dry, warm and sunny February and while this may not seem like great conditions for a steelhead fishing - it's been downright awesome conditions for a steelhead angler (and guide) to enjoy. Last year at this time... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
Been a crazy busy couple of weeks... I've been back and forth twice on the Coast and fishing the Trinity River. It's been real good. I'll have an update post soon with pics n stuff. Get outside!! Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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I've been sorta hinting at it for weeks... when we finally get some good rain we should begin to see the winter wild ones arrive. Well, they may finally be here? Steelhead fishing on the Trinity River has really picked... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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We received some solid rain last week bumping all northern California steelhead rivers way up and bringing in or moving around some winter-run steelhead. As of yesterday 1/31/20 the Trinity River is again running very clear and flows dropped back... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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The Trinity has been status quo this week... still scraping a few up here and there. If you fish hard and stay focused you will find a few steelhead. Had some great gals in my boat this week and we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
A 7 year old Sacramento Chinook Salmon captured off the CA coast near Bodega Bay... crazy story. Only 2 other 7 year old Chinook (most return to the river to spawn after 3 years) have ever been documented in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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We are firmly into the early stages of our winter steelhead season for 2020... It's been quite a while since I've seen a hatchery fish - all the steelhead we have netted these past few weeks on the upper Trinity... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Looking ahead this week to a little rain and the full moon. Steelhead fishing has been a little slow on the Trinity River these past few weeks. It's still early in the winter season and a good bump in flows... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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It is time for winter steelhead season... Trinity River, CA. (Sean T on his Birthday and the Solstice... we got into a few on this day, landing 5 nice adult ones outta 6 hooked... all wild fish.) On the heels... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
Sit down and check this out... next year they outta visit the lower Trinity and Klamath for that July-Sept fish! I'll have a Trinity River winter report soon... we found some awesome wild steelhead this week. A few super hot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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With the rains... come the fish. We saw a few good days after the recent storm cycles went through and the river blew out. After those few good days the river dropped back down, turned gin clear, and the fishing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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Finally we received some much needed rain and snow in northern California. In just a few days we have now met or slightly exceeded our "normal avg rainfall" of this point in the season. It feels good to be back... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2019 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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From my family to yours we wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. BAM... and just like that... winter weather has arrived. It's gone from sunny 70's and 80's to the low 40's and snow (!!) in Redding, CA. The wicked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2019 at Reel Adventures Guide Service
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The trout fishing on the Lower Sac- ...has been downright stellar these past few weeks. The daytime temps have seen highs 70's to 80's and every day has been sunny. It's been a beautiful, dry fall season. This consistency has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at Reel Adventures Guide Service