Confluence Fly Shop

East Lake

East Lake

Nestled in the Newberry Caldera at 6400 feet, East Lake has a rich history of fly fishing and for good reason. Two species of rainbow trout, brown trout and kokanee all call this lake home. Consistent hatches of callibaetis and chironomids make this lake a great place to cast a dry fly during the summer.

Recommended Rigs


    • 9 - 10ft 4 - 7 weight fly rod
    • Large arbor reel with a strong drag
    • Rio InTouch Camolux, Rio Gold, Orvis HD Trout
    • 9 - 12 ft tapered leader
    • 3x-6x Fluorocarbon and Nylon tippet

Required Licenses/Permits/Passes

(All available for purchase at CONFLUENCE FLY SHOP)

East Lake Regulations



Guide Report

September 16, 2018

Fishing has cooled off since the hot streak that we had earlier this summer, but it remains solid. Callibaetis are likely the only dry fly opportunity you'll have this time of year. Come prepared with a range of cripples, duns, and spinners. Leeches, small chironomids, and callibaetis nymphs are effective as always. This time of year can be fun with big streamers too, as the browns move out of the depths and into the shallows to feed before the lake ices up for winter. The next few weeks will be your last chance out here, so take advantage of the time we have before the lake gets too cold.



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