|Your Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide. |
Catch & Release, Fly fishing Only!
A Gift From The Gods!*
|Last moon of the year- "The Cold Moon"|
Photo credit: Chuck Rondeau
(*The weather gods, that is.)
Last Friday, Pacific Northwest weather Guru Cliff Mass posted this astonishing forecast for the week or more ahead:
And on Sunday he followed up with this even more inscrutably good forecast:
After all of the wind and high dirty water the beaches, estuaries and rivers have been getting over the last month, and after too many fishless days, this weather.com forecast looks like some kind of Karmic reward for doing something really good in a past life:
(Trust me here, Nothing that I have ever done in this lifetime has ever warranted this kind of payout. And who knows how many lifetimes it is going to take to ever get this close to Bliss again!?)
|Note the wind forecasts! |
If you want to fish for sea-run coastal cutthroat trout on the Puget sound regional beaches, this will be the sweetest winter news you've ever seen!
The west-end Olympic Peninsula river flows too are falling into sweet walking, wading and fly swinging shape, just in time for the winter-run hatchery steelhead slugfest.
Also, WDFW sent us an early holiday present, with this brief extension on the hatchery coho fishing in the Sol Duc River:
Have flies, will travel!
So, I am looking forward to getting out on the saltchuck in the dory this week. Maybe even for the next few weeks! With all of that dirty runoff water the local streams have been getting, many of the cutthroat have moved back out on the beaches to feed. And there's plenty of bait around now too. With the wind forecasts looking so good, I can row just about anywhere. Oh sweet! Catch me if you can!
Winter sea-run cutthroat fishing tip: Use squid flies!!!
This is a classic wooden Swampscott Dory. Fully restored. We row the beaches, casting for sea-runs. This is the most traditional, salty and relaxing way to fly fish for sea-run coastal cutthroat trout. One angler only. Call or write for details.
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, or row along the shorelines in the dory, fly fishing for sea-run Coastal Cutthroat trout in the saltwater, and in the rivers for Cutthroat trout and summer steelhead. This is all strictly catch and release, traditional, barbless single hook, 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 advanced casters. I would be happy to help you plan your Olympic Peninsula fly fishing adventure, for all levels of ability, beginner to expert. 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 through October and beyond.
Little Stone Flyfisher
P.O. Box 261
Port Townsend, WA
Licensed Washington State Guide
Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Trout Unlimited Aquatic Educator Award
2006 W.S.U.Beach Watcher / Water Watcher graduate
U.S.C.G First Aid/CPR/BLS/AED/BBP/HIV Certified