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October 20, 2014  Puget Sound, WA

The Sound has continued to fish well over the last few weeks, with fish spotted on lots of different beaches at multiple tide levels.  The warmer than average temperatures have meant that the best action has been during the first few hours after sunrise, especially on bright and clear days.  During the brighter afternoons, a fly with a bit more weight has seemed to produce more fish.  Hopefully the trade off of these warmer temperatures will be that the Sound continues to fish really well deeper into November and December.

photo:  Alex Collier

October 20, 2014  Puget Sound, WA

The Sound has continued to fish well over the last few weeks, with fish spotted on lots of different beaches at multiple tide levels.  The warmer than average temperatures have meant that the best action has been during the first few hours after sunrise, especially on bright and clear days.  During the brighter afternoons, a fly with a bit more weight has seemed to produce more fish.  Hopefully the trade off of these warmer temperatures will be that the Sound continues to fish really well deeper into November and December.

photo:  Alex Collier

October 19, 2014  Methow River, WAHere we are finally looking and feeling as though fall might be here and in some locations of Washington the steelhead are definitely acting as though it is fall.  As of late, anglers have been having multiple fish days over here in low, gin clear water.  This fish like all of the steelhead you will ever see here was hooked while swinging flies.  We have some very exciting news as far as our year around and regional steelhead guiding program.  Hints are new permits on some renowned rivers, online store and new staff…come on in the shop and we will tell you about all of it.photo Parker Bunbury

October 19, 2014  Methow River, WA

Here we are finally looking and feeling as though fall might be here and in some locations of Washington the steelhead are definitely acting as though it is fall.  As of late, anglers have been having multiple fish days over here in low, gin clear water.  This fish like all of the steelhead you will ever see here was hooked while swinging flies.  We have some very exciting news as far as our year around and regional steelhead guiding program.  Hints are new permits on some renowned rivers, online store and new staff…come on in the shop and we will tell you about all of it.

photo Parker Bunbury

October 12, 2014  John Day River, OregonIf you haven’t begun already, it is time to start thinking about the middle and upper Columbia River tribs for late summer steelhead.  The John Day is one of our favorites and due to exceptionally difficult access, it is one of the more remote rivers in the region in most places.  Here Mike McCoy enjoys a tussle with his first fish of the day on a swung fly on float line.  Grande Ronde and others are also in good shape at the moment.  Get out and get your fish on!  We offer more trips for steelhead in the PNW than anyone so ask us about checking out some new water this year.photo Dave McCoy

October 12, 2014  John Day River, Oregon

If you haven’t begun already, it is time to start thinking about the middle and upper Columbia River tribs for late summer steelhead.  The John Day is one of our favorites and due to exceptionally difficult access, it is one of the more remote rivers in the region in most places.  Here Mike McCoy enjoys a tussle with his first fish of the day on a swung fly on float line.  Grande Ronde and others are also in good shape at the moment.  Get out and get your fish on!  We offer more trips for steelhead in the PNW than anyone so ask us about checking out some new water this year.

photo Dave McCoy

October 8, 2014  Puget Sound, WAAs fall approaches the PNW, decisions must be made on which of the gazillion watersheds to spend your valuable angling time.  Luckily for us we have enough guides we can spread out all over but the Sound this time of year is always on our minds.  Charlie from Durangler’s Fly Shop admires his first SRC before it swims off to freedom.  No matter where it is, steelhead, small streams, trout rivers and lakes or the salt, get out there and wet a line.photo Dave McCoy

October 8, 2014  Puget Sound, WA

As fall approaches the PNW, decisions must be made on which of the gazillion watersheds to spend your valuable angling time.  Luckily for us we have enough guides we can spread out all over but the Sound this time of year is always on our minds.  Charlie from Durangler’s Fly Shop admires his first SRC before it swims off to freedom.  No matter where it is, steelhead, small streams, trout rivers and lakes or the salt, get out there and wet a line.

photo Dave McCoy

September 27, 2014  Puget Sound, WashingtonSorry for the delay in posting fishing reports lately, have just been too busy guiding here and all the other fisheries within an hour of Seattle because they have all been exceptional for the past couple months.  We are now headed into fall and that is traditionally a phenomenal time to be on the local saltwater….this is an example of what is awaiting your arrival on a local beach.  Surface flies like the Sound Searcher has been working wonderfully out there so might as well keep the flies dry and keep the fish wet!  Enjoy the fall and let us know any questions you might have.photo Dave McCoy

September 27, 2014  Puget Sound, Washington

Sorry for the delay in posting fishing reports lately, have just been too busy guiding here and all the other fisheries within an hour of Seattle because they have all been exceptional for the past couple months.  We are now headed into fall and that is traditionally a phenomenal time to be on the local saltwater….this is an example of what is awaiting your arrival on a local beach.  Surface flies like the Sound Searcher has been working wonderfully out there so might as well keep the flies dry and keep the fish wet!  Enjoy the fall and let us know any questions you might have.

photo Dave McCoy

August 30, 2014  Mountain Creeks, WAA little rain today will make for a terrific Sept. on the smaller streams.  A brief influx of cool fresh water will give the trout a bit of a respite from the warm water and invigorate and energize them.  Summer almost being over will also relieve much of the pressure they have endured for the past few months making sojourns into the mountains that much more enjoyable with fewer anglers…not that there are many in most of these places anyway.photo Dave McCoy

August 30, 2014  Mountain Creeks, WA

A little rain today will make for a terrific Sept. on the smaller streams.  A brief influx of cool fresh water will give the trout a bit of a respite from the warm water and invigorate and energize them.  Summer almost being over will also relieve much of the pressure they have endured for the past few months making sojourns into the mountains that much more enjoyable with fewer anglers…not that there are many in most of these places anyway.

photo Dave McCoy

August 25, 2014  Scorpion Atoll, MexicoNothing quite like going some place most people have never been and finding that nearly every species of fish welcomes you with open mouths and gracious smiles.  Barracuda, permit, large bones, jacks, blue runners and so on are everywhere and readily take your fly.  Getting here is a bit rough and once here you will find fish respond to the pressure of even a small group so being thoughtful on how you approach the water available and such is important.  That said, there was an abundance of these guys and fresh fish one evening sounds pretty good.  Let us know if you ever have any questions about getting here.photo Dave McCoy

August 25, 2014  Scorpion Atoll, Mexico

Nothing quite like going some place most people have never been and finding that nearly every species of fish welcomes you with open mouths and gracious smiles.  Barracuda, permit, large bones, jacks, blue runners and so on are everywhere and readily take your fly.  Getting here is a bit rough and once here you will find fish respond to the pressure of even a small group so being thoughtful on how you approach the water available and such is important.  That said, there was an abundance of these guys and fresh fish one evening sounds pretty good.  Let us know if you ever have any questions about getting here.

photo Dave McCoy

August 19, 2014  Pacific Albacore, OregonTo this day, I still can’t believe how many in the fly fishing world here in the PNW are unaware that these fish exist and will readily eat flies.  They are an absolute blast and a terrific learning experience for new fly anglers to practice playing large and very strong fish on fly rods.  Come check them out with us sometime, we are happy to provide the 12wt rods, lines and flies for these trips.photo Dave McCoy

August 19, 2014  Pacific Albacore, Oregon

To this day, I still can’t believe how many in the fly fishing world here in the PNW are unaware that these fish exist and will readily eat flies.  They are an absolute blast and a terrific learning experience for new fly anglers to practice playing large and very strong fish on fly rods.  Come check them out with us sometime, we are happy to provide the 12wt rods, lines and flies for these trips.

photo Dave McCoy

August 14, 2014  Mountain Creeks, WA

Pat Jenkins of Recycled Waders comes tight to a nice little fish on a small mountain creek.  The recent rain and cooler temps should ensure that these creeks and rivers continue to fish well for several more weeks.  While the rest of the state is starting to turn their attention to salmon, these fisheries are still in their prime.  Drop by or give us a call if we can answer any questions about these little jewels.
Photo:  Alex Collier

August 14, 2014  Mountain Creeks, WA

Pat Jenkins of Recycled Waders comes tight to a nice little fish on a small mountain creek.  The recent rain and cooler temps should ensure that these creeks and rivers continue to fish well for several more weeks.  While the rest of the state is starting to turn their attention to salmon, these fisheries are still in their prime.  Drop by or give us a call if we can answer any questions about these little jewels.

Photo:  Alex Collier

August 13, 2014  Chuit River, AKWhen they come in the really come in.  Fishing for almost 5 hours with not much luck amongst 5 anglers and then BAM!  All of a sudden everyone was finding cohos and even a couple of kings attacked our flies (short lived experiences..40lbs on 8wt) and these fish were chrome bright from 8-13 pounds.  Not another angler in sight!photo Dave McCoy

August 13, 2014  Chuit River, AK

When they come in the really come in.  Fishing for almost 5 hours with not much luck amongst 5 anglers and then BAM!  All of a sudden everyone was finding cohos and even a couple of kings attacked our flies (short lived experiences..40lbs on 8wt) and these fish were chrome bright from 8-13 pounds.  Not another angler in sight!

photo Dave McCoy