Wednesday, June 7, 2017

"This Is My Last Cast"


Your Olympic Peninsula Fly fishing Guide.
Catch & Release, Fly Fishing Only!


This robust sea-run cutthroat took a Chum Baby fly on the last cast.

    Sometimes it happens this way. We had been fishing all morning on a softly ebbing tide. There was plenty of bait around, and the trout and sea ducks were feeding on them close to shore. We had caught a few nice smaller trout earlier in the day.  But by mid-day the trout stopped showing. And we felt like they had moved on in the currents along with the bait. It was a minor tidal exchange day, with only a few feet of difference between tide heights all day. So we took a nice lunch break, and waited for the tide to turn. Something that I really like is a fresh incoming tide, fishing it from the very beginning of the flood. That cold, plankton-rich water is so refreshing in the summer heat.  And it brings the food and the fish in close sometimes.  This makes a difference when the sun has been heating up the shallows and exposed flats between tides. The trout will avoid the warmer water areas. Once that cold water floods in again, it brings along with it the bait and the feeding trout and salmon. As we worked into the river-like  tidal flow, we saw a few feeders showing again. Birds, fish and seals all convening in the hope of a meal. We changed flies fairly frequently too. If you know that the fish are there, and they have seen your fly a few times, and they aren't taking the fly, Change flies. Often.   


"Waiting for the tide."
No one does this better than my friend,
Veteran Puget Sound Fly Fishing Guide, Leland Miyawaki.

     Even in the best of conditions, sometimes we don't always get what we want.  Most of us learn this fairly early in life. Some of us need a reminder. We fishermen seem to get frequent reminders. This entire afternoon session was torturous, with beautiful conditions, bait and feeding trout in front of us, and I was guiding a good caster who could put the fly in the game. We worked hard, changing flies, moving along the beach, using every presentation we could. There were a few light grabs, probably from smaller trout, or smolt. But no love. 

    Finally Thomas stopped and stared at the water for a moment. And then he announced: "This is my last cast."  And that's when the love came. 


Fish On!
As the Rolling Stones song says:


"You can't always get what you want 

You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
But if you try sometimes well you might find 
You get what you need"
We'll take it!


Local conditions and forecast:

We have enjoyed plenty of warm sunshine and dry days recently. But all of that is going to change tonight, and for the week or so to come. It's going to cloud up here again, and we're going to get some real, good rain. The daytime temperatures will be in the 60's. It's going to feel like spring again.  I am looking forward to how this feeds into the estuaries and saltchuck. The cooling effect will help our fish, and our fishing. This is the upside of what we call the annual "June Gloom."  

Here's the latest from Cliff Mass weather blog: 
http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2017/06/welcome-rain-is-on-way.html


Your Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor

  I am guiding fly fishers on the Olympic Peninsula beaches, rivers and streams. We walk and wade, fly fishing for sea-run Coastal Cutthroat trout in freshwater and saltwater, and in the rivers for trout and summer steelhead. This is strictly catch and release, traditional fly fishing only. Lunch, snacks, soft beverages, and use of some equipment is included. I also offer personalized, private and group fly fishing and fly casting instruction, for beginners through expert casters.  I would be happy to help you plan your Olympic Peninsula fly fishing adventure. I also do public presentations for civic groups, private gatherings, and fly fishing clubs, Naturalist guide, rowboat picnics, tide pool and river trail day trips. Please call, write, or email for booking details. Now booking for spring through fall 2017! 


And sometimes we row . . . One angler only.
This is the way to go fly fishing for sea-run Cutthroat!

SSShhh!!! Listen to the quiet . . . 

                                    
Bob Triggs
Little Stone Flyfisher
P.O. Box 261
Port Townsend, WA
98368

Licensed Washington State Guide 
Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Trout Unlimited Aquatic Educator Award
W.S.U. Water Watchers, Beach Watchers and Shore Stewards Graduate
U.S.C.G First Aid/CPR/BLS/AED/BBP/HIV Certified

Phone: 360-385-9618

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Here Comes The Sun!


Your Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide.
Catch & Release, Fly Fishing Only!


    Finally! We're getting a much needed break from the spring clouds and cold rain! I got my first red-cheeked sunburn this weekend. Here's an overview of this phenomenon from our weather Guru, Cliff Mass. And this is also a reminder that with the annual major shift, from winter to spring regional weather patterns, we'll see more clouds soon enough. We still have June-u-ary to get through!

   
A nice May sea-run cutthroat.
photo credit Jon Tobey


   I got out on the beaches with some good friends this week, on the first best day we have had in a while. The water and wind were perfect, with the temperature improving all day. We fished the ebb all day, and caught a little of the flood too. By late afternoon the water was greasy slick and just sliding in from the sea. Perfect trout water. We caught quite a few smaller sea run cutthroat trout, some were obviously out in the salt for the first time, at 6 to 8 inches. we caught  a few over 12 inches too. We had fish feeding in front of us for most of the day, which is always the happy circumstance. The high morning tide was not too deep or strong, with a soft ebb, so that allowed the forage to stay around longer, and the hungry trout too. On major tide ebbs the current can sweep the smaller stuff away for miles. Right now there are so many different forage species and juvenile salmon around, that the birds and fish are having no trouble feeding here all day.  And it helps too when the water conditions are rapidly improving, after a string of rough, windy, gale-force days last week. If we had fished the afternoon before, it would have been like dragging your fly through a mile long salad all day. It took just under 12 hours of almost no wind for the weeds to clear away in many locations. You want to be here when this happens. A gale force wind will churn up the silt, and weeds, turning the waters a chalky grey, and this will put the fish and bait down. Way down. This can reduce the feeding opportunities for the trout. But give it one night of light winds and waves, and the shallow water feeding game is back on. 

    With this nice forecast for the week or more ahead, it's definitely time to get out there and cast a fly for these wild sea-run coastal cutthroat trout.


A pretty gem of a  spring sea-run cutthroat trout.
Caught on a six-inch-long flat-wing sandlance  fly.

Photo credit: Richard Stoll

Your Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor

  I am guiding fly fishers on the Olympic Peninsula beaches, rivers and streams. We walk and wade, fly fishing for sea-run Coastal Cutthroat trout in freshwater and saltwater, and in the rivers for trout and summer steelhead. This is strictly catch and release, traditional fly fishing only. Lunch, snacks, soft beverages, and use of some equipment is included. I also offer personalized, private and group fly fishing and fly casting instruction, for beginners through expert casters.  I would be happy to help you plan your Olympic Peninsula fly fishing adventure. I also do public presentations for civic groups, private gatherings, and fly fishing clubs, Naturalist guide, rowboat picnics, tide pool and river trail day trips. Please call, write, or email for booking details. Now booking for spring through fall 2017! 


And sometimes we row . . . One angler only.
This is the way to go fly fishing for sea-run Cutthroat!

SSShhh!!! Listen to the quiet . . . 

                                    
Bob Triggs
Little Stone Flyfisher
P.O. Box 261
Port Townsend, WA
98368

Licensed Washington State Guide 
Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Trout Unlimited Aquatic Educator Award
W.S.U. Water Watchers, Beach Watchers and Shore Stewards Graduate
U.S.C.G First Aid/CPR/BLS/AED/BBP/HIV Certified

Phone: 360-385-9618



Thursday, April 27, 2017

Getting The Big Picture



Your Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide.

Catch & Release, Fly Fishing Only!

    Many Thanks to Phil Monahan, Editor at the Orvis Fly Fishing News page, for carrying my essay this week. Phil manages to post some very good fly fishing news there every day. 


Story: “Getting The Big Picture” on an Alaskan Stream


Written by: Bob Triggs, searuns.com

The author (left) shows off a Lower Talarik Creek, Iliamna rainbow, landed by angler Bob Kuhn.
Photo courtesy: Bob Kuhn 2000
The DeHavilland Beaver lifted off of the quiet lake surface at dawn, leaving a trail of water sluicing off of the trailing edges of the floats. I was being sent out, with the float plane and pilot, and only one fishing guest from the lodge. This was unusual. Ordinarily, we would guide three, four, or more guests in a day, with one or two guides and a pilot–sometimes even two planes. But this guest was traveling solo, and he wanted his whole week-long Alaska visit that way, always fishing alone with one guide.
We flew south across Lake Iliamna, toward Katmai. The sun was just coming up from behind Mount Augustine, the volcano on Cook Inlet. I couldn’t believe my luck. One plane and pilot, and one guest, for an entire week. And we were scheduled to go to a different location every day; flying in, hiking and wading rivers, rowing a raft at times, running a jet boat at other times. My guest was Tom, a middle-aged man, retiring from a successful career in advertising. He could afford it. After an hour, we circled over our landing spot on the shore of a big lake, dipping one wing and scanning the shallows for logs, rocks, debris, bears other planes, and the like. We were clear to land.
Once we got our packs and rods from the plane, we pushed the Beaver off the shore, into deeper water, and the pilot cranked the engine. As we hiked up along the creek-side trail, the Beaver roared overhead, dripping water from the floats down on us. Beaver pilots are like that. Tom smiled at the surprise shower, which I took as a good sign. It was early June, and we were hitting this spot for the first time that season. It was dry-fly fishing time, and after their spring spawning period, the fish would likely be hungry and quick to take flies. It is a mile hike to the beginning of the better fishing, and Tom remarked how nice and wide and smooth the trail was. I told him that the bears have been using this trail for thousands of years, so it’s pretty well established. He smiled again. Good attitude.
We got to the upper run, took a break for coffee and cookies, and rigged up the rods. I tied a size 10 Hornberg on Tom’s tippet: “This is a good searching pattern.” Tom shrugged, and he began to step down off the high, grassy riverbank and into the water.
Whoa!, I said. “Let’s not disturb this little stream right away. We can fish it from the banks for starters–crouching, kneeling, even lying down if we have to. It’s only a few feet deep, and twenty feet wide here.”
Tom seemed surprised and confused. He was wearing $400 waders, and I wouldn’t let him get into the water. So he just made some easy casts to the head of the run, got a few short clean drifts, and was into a nice rainbow right away. The trout was in good shape: not as fat as it would be in August, but big enough to work Tom’s rod and wrist. We gradually worked our way down the stream, catching a fish here and there, still without wading at all.
“I have never fished with such a short line before,” Tom said.

Sometimes it pays to stay out of the water and make casts from your knees.
Photo by Sandy Hays
Then we saw a nice trout, over 20 inches, rising repeatedly to sip something small from the surface. Tom dropped the fly right on top the rise, and the trout stopped feeding. After a minute, it would resume rising, Tom would try the drift again, and the fish would shut off. This went on for a few minutes. We changed flies to a smaller Blue-Winged Olive and added a longer, lighter tippet. Eventually, Tom crept into the water, wading toward the rising trout, and he started pretty much slapping the trout on the head with the fly and leader. No dice. The trout was done. Tom was frustrated, and he wasn’t smiling anymore. That trout was right in front of him, and it wouldn’t take the fly.
I invited Tom to come out of the water and take a break, back from the edge of the stream about twenty feet, where we could sit in the shade in the deep grass. We lit up cigars and just watched and waited. I told him to try to scan the entire stream in front of him, not just studying that one trout, but taking in the whole scene in front of him. “Give them a few minutes to forget us.” He still wasn’t smiling. His face seemed tight. He wasn’t happy. He wanted results. Eventually, he began to notice that there were other trout in the run, and some of them were rising, feeding in a regular pattern. And the one big trout he liked so much was back on the feed too, but now it was a few yards farther up in the run.
Gradually, a look of wonder spread across Tom’s face. He was enthralled by all the life he was now seeing. It had been there the whole morning, but he had missed it all when he got so focused on that one fish. I set Tom up for a reach cast, still from twenty feet back from the edge of the water, and another ten feet to the fish. Luckily we had backcast room. Tom made this cast, lying on his left side in the grass, with a cigar in his teeth; one false cast, and he dropped the fly a few feet upstream of the trout. The pattern drifted just a few inches before the trout shot up to the surface and snatched the fly. I know I was smiling. Tom was astonished, and he was smiling too.
We fished the rest of that morning by crawling, kneeling, lying and sitting in the deep grass in the shade, and picking off one hungry trout after another with only a few different flies. At lunch, Tom marveled at the shift in his state of mind, once he had stepped back from his tunnel-vision perspective and taken in a broader, wider view of the stream, the trout, and their behavior. All he had to do was step back and quietly observe the bigger picture. And then go back with a lighter presentation and catch the one that was driving him crazy–and then catch a lot more.
This approach will work with just about any feeding fish, if you don’t screw it up too badly to begin with. And wild fish that have never been caught before, or haven’t been caught in a long while, will have forgotten how to avoid your dragging fly and sloppy presentations. But it won’t take them long to lose interest if you insist on bashing away at them. This is equally true of the sea-run coastal cutthroat trout that we fish for in the Puget Sound saltchuck.
If you are trying too hard, and the fish are right in front of you, actively feeding and avoiding your fly, just quietly slip away, even if only for a few yards. Give them a break. Lighten up. Give them a chance to resume their feeding patterns, without you interrupting that. Once they are back in a rhythm of their own, you can try a smaller fly, a dead drift, and shorter presentation. ( Meaning: don’t whack them on the head with the damned thing! ) It’s a good idea to take the time to just watch, frequently, during your fishing day. If all you are doing is staring at the fly and casting, casting, casting, you’ll miss a lot. You just might find that there’s more going on, right in front of you, than you realized.
Bob Triggs guides fly fishers on the beaches, rivers, and streams of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. He fishes for sea-run coastal cutthroat trout in freshwater and saltwater, and in the rivers for trout and summer steelhead. Check out his blog.

     And now, a few words on the local fly fishing conditions:

     As most of you know, it's been a blustery, cool and wet spring here in Puget Sound country so far. And we have been dodging rain, wind and waves on most of the last month's sea-run cutthroat trips on the beaches. The rivers have been jumping up and down like a Yo-Yo for months too. April has been full of surprises this year. Here's a humorous look at the regional observations for this week ahead, from Dr Cliff Mass:


    Here on the eastern Olympic Peninsula beaches, we are not getting the kind of darkness and rain that they are seeing down in Olympia, Tacoma, or from Seattle to Everett, (in the Puget Sound Convergence Zone. We are enjoying drier, fairer weather here, and more sunshine. That's just the way the Olympic Mountains Rainshadow works. And it has been getting a little better each week. 


That's what I'm talking about!

    Once the planet starts tilting toward the sun again, and the northern hemisphere waters begin to warm up, life blossoms here on every level. And we are seeing those signs of life returning to our waters every few days. The sea-run Cutthroat are on the feed in the saltchuck. Numerous forage species are spreading into the shallows along the edges of the beaches, in the tide pools, etc. These cool, bright, salty days of fly fishing are invigorating. My fisheries restoration and research friends tell me that they are observing a "delay," of from one week to several weeks, in the appearance of the salmon fry and smolt that they trap and count in the lower reaches of the smaller restoration streams every spring. So here we are, at the end of April, and things are just beginning to get really good. And all of this extended wet weather bodes well for the salmon, steelhead and trout that are spawning in the rivers. Lets go fishing!


Your Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor

  I am guiding fly fishers on the Olympic Peninsula beaches, rivers and streams. We walk and wade, fly fishing for sea-run Coastal Cutthroat trout in freshwater and saltwater, and in the rivers for trout and summer steelhead. This is strictly catch and release, traditional fly fishing only. Lunch, snacks, soft beverages, and use of some equipment is included. I also offer personalized, private and group fly fishing and fly casting instruction, for beginners through expert casters.  I would be happy to help you plan your Olympic Peninsula fly fishing adventure. I also do public presentations for civic groups, private gatherings, and fly fishing clubs, Naturalist guide, rowboat picnics, tide pool and river trail day trips. Please call, write or email for booking details. Now booking for spring through fall 2017! 


And sometimes we row . . .
This is the way to go fly fishing for sea-run Cutthroat!

SSShhh!!! Listen to the quiet . . . 

                                    
Bob Triggs
Little Stone Flyfisher
P.O. Box 261
Port Townsend, WA
98368

Licensed Washington State Guide 
Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Trout Unlimited Aquatic Educator Award
W.S.U. Water Watchers and Beach Watchers Graduate
U.S.C.G First Aid/CPR/BLS/AED/BBP/HIV Certified

Phone: 360-385-9618





Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Between The Squalls



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Between the squalls.

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    Getting out on the water this spring has been a real cat and mouse game of  dodging the winds, waves and rain. Otherwise, it's been pretty cool. I don't mind a little wind and rain, and there's been plenty of days when the fishing was great, even when conditions were sloppy. But once the waves build, and begin to churn against the beaches, and the water is changing to that marl color, it's over. This will usually depend upon your location. Sometimes You can just go to another beach, and find better conditions there, even in the same wind etc. Paying attention to your N.O.A.A. Marine Weather forecasts and reports can be very helpful in trip planning, especially in the days and hours before you head out. Generally a Small Craft Advisory is letting you know that at the least, it is going to get windy, maybe too windy, and wave conditions may become unfavorable for fishing in many locations, much less running a small boat.  A Gale Warning is letting you know that you won't be fishing that day, at least not from a boat. (But this also sometimes depends upon your specific location.)

Taken from a NOAA Marine Weather Warning:



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A GALE WARNING MEANS WINDS OF 34 TO 47 KNOTS ARE IMMINENT OR
OCCURRING. OPERATING A VESSEL IN GALE CONDITIONS REQUIRES
EXPERIENCE AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED VESSELS. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT MARINERS WITHOUT THE PROPER EXPERIENCE SEEK SAFE
HARBOR PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF GALE CONDITIONS.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 21 TO 33 KNOTS
ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT.
INEXPERIENCED MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER
VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

   It's amazing how often I have seen local conditions improve, even with serious regional warnings in place. Some of this is because the NOAA forecasters are concerned with life and property, and they are telling you to keep your boat at the dock. Because so many mariners depend upon the forecast models, NOAA has a tendency to warn us on the cautionary side of things. Many mariners have gotten themselves into dire circumstances by ignoring these warnings. And locally, here on the Olympic Peninsula, it has a lot to do with the wind direction to begin with, and how this interacts with the Olympic Mountains, and the Olympic Rainshadow. So sometimes you just need to do a little driving and hoofing, and you just might find some sweet little pockets of quieter air and water. And when you do, don't be surprised if you don't run into some bait, and the sea-run cutthroat trout feeding on them. If you do see these warning flags, or hear these warnings on your marine weather radio, don't launch your boat!  


    Here's some good news!

   Fisheries biologist and master fly angler, Richard Stoll, has finally published his long awaited book on the sea-run coastal cutthroat trout. This is a very deep look into the life history and range of the wild sea-run cutthroat, from California to Alaska. And with special emphasis on modern conservation concerns, and heavy coverage of fishing, flies, presentations, reading saltwater currents, structures, etc. This book covers material never before published, including responsible catch and release strategies and impacts, and cutthroat fly angler ethics. You can get it at:

                          www.westsoundangler.com 


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Your Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor

  I am guiding fly fishers on the Olympic Peninsula beaches, rivers and streams. We walk and wade, fly fishing for sea-run Coastal Cutthroat trout in freshwater and saltwater, and in the rivers for trout and summer steelhead. This is strictly catch and release, traditional fly fishing only. Lunch, snacks, soft beverages, and use of some equipment is included. I also offer personalized and private fly fishing and fly  casting instruction for beginners through expert casters.  I would be happy to help you plan your Olympic Peninsula fly fishing adventure. Public presentations, Naturalist guide, Rowboat picnics, Tide Pool and River trail day trips. Please call, write or email for booking details. Now booking for April, May, and more! 



And sometimes we row . . .
This is the way to go fly fishing for sea-run Cutthroat!
SSShhh!!! Listen to the quiet . . . 

                                    

Bob Triggs
Little Stone Flyfisher
P.O. Box 261
Port Townsend, WA
98368

Licensed Washington State Guide 
Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Trout Unlimited Aquatic Educator Award
W.S.U. Water Watchers and Beach Watchers Graduate
U.S.C.G First Aid/CPR/BLS/AED/BBP/HIV Certified

Phone: 360-385-9618









Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring Fever


Your Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide. 
Catch & Release, Fly Fishing Only!


"One last look"
Cutthroat Trout
More fine sporting art by Bob White available here:
www.bobwhitestudio.com



Spring fe·ver

spriNG ˈfēvər/
noun
  1. a feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of spring sea-run coastal cutthroat trout fly fishing season.

    
      By all accounts we have had one of the wettest winters on record here in the Pacific Northwest. And with this spring solstice I am really appreciating the few sunny dry days we have had. Once Daylight Savings time comes around, I begin to get that itch about spring cutthroat fishing on the saltchuck again.  And there's been all of the good little things going on here outside my cabin window too; the eagles are pairing up in their new nest, just yards from the porch. The nights are getting milder, the days sunnier, the clover is blooming, buds are opening up everywhere, everything green is so much greener, the frogs are peeping, and I can smell the exposed tide flats again. I would mow the lawn, but the yard is a swamp right now. I even saw a mosquito. I have been tying cutthroat trout flies, especially the spring patterns. We don't really have an opening day here. We can fish year-round for the sea-run cutthroat, but I like to lay off of them for most of the winter. I know they  are getting that much fatter and stronger. Wild fish need that. I think that good cutthroat fly fishermen need that too.





"6 X 6 Cutthroat"
By Bob White

  
   The Chum Salmon fry are pouring out of the rivers and into the estuaries now, and will be for weeks to come. The recent warm spring rains and mountain snowpack melt water will push them along too. The sea-run cutthroat trout will be feeding heavily after their spawning, usually by mid April here. 

    And the chum fry are one of their most available prey species now. You'll do well to fly fish for sea-run cutthroat with smaller flies now, like salmon fry imitations, sizes #8 and #10. I usually tie my Chum Baby fly with a 1/8" to 5/32" gold bead. But in the early weeks of spring I will tie some without the bead, and on smaller hooks- size #8 and #10-, with the fly being not longer than one inch. It pays to have some very small flies in the spring. Rolled Muddlers too are a very good pattern for this fishing. As the weeks go by, and the salmon fry are growing every day, you can begin to use larger flies, up to size #6, with longer wings, and with toppings up to 3 inches. Flatwing sandlance flies can be longer still, though you'll still use a shorter shank hook, like the Gamakatsu SC-15. Don't hesitate to use your classic trout streamer flies; the Mickey Finn, Muddler, Hornberg, Adams, Humpy, Stimulator, etc. Just about any trout fly pattern will work on sea-run coastal cutthroat trout on Puget Sound waters at one time or another. Be creative. 



Squeezing the sunlight

from each ripening spring day

Vernal Equinox 

          No doubt we will still be getting some wind, cold and rain, and maybe even a little snow. But the worst of this winter is over now. And we've got an entire fishing season ahead of us. And now it is spring.  




"First Fish"



     We will be back on the water this spring! Just in time for the beginning of another beautiful season of wild sea run Coastal Cutthroat trout fly fishing on the saltwaters and rivers of the Olympic Peninsula, Hood Canal and Puget Sound. Drop me a note or give me a call for details. All trips, casting instruction sessions, presentations, and rowboat picnics must be booked in advance.

Your Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor

  I am guiding fly fishers on the Olympic Peninsula beaches, rivers and streams. We walk and wade, fly fishing for sea-run Coastal Cutthroat trout in freshwater and saltwater, and in the rivers for trout and summer steelhead. This is strictly catch and release, traditional fly fishing only. Lunch, snacks, soft beverages, and use of some equipment is included. I also offer personalized and private fly fishing and fly  casting instruction for beginners.  I would be happy to help you plan your Olympic Peninsula fly fishing adventure, for beginners through expert anglers. Public presentations, Naturalist guide, Rowboat picnics, Tide Pool and  River trail day trips. Please call, write or email for booking details. Now booking for April, May, and more! 


This is the way to go fly fishing for sea-run Cutthroat!
SSShhh!!!
Listen to the quiet . . .

                                    

Bob Triggs
Little Stone Flyfisher
P.O. Box 261
Port Townsend, WA
98368

Licensed Washington State Guide 
Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Trout Unlimited Aquatic Educator Award
W.S.U. Water Watchers and Beach Watchers Graduate
U.S.C.G First Aid/CPR/BLS/AED/BBP/HIV Certified

Phone: 360-385-9618