Your Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide.
Catch & Release, Fly Fishing Only!
|"One last look"|
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"6 X 6 Cutthroat"
By Bob White
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
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.
By Bob White
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!|
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Little Stone Flyfisher
P.O. Box 261
Port Townsend, WA
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