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April 14, 2014  Forks of Snoqualmie, WAMost anglers in the western WA area this time of year focus their attention and efforts of the Yakima….well that is a lot of people on the Yak so we choose to look elsewhere in search of fewer anglers, native fish and unbeatable scenery!  photo Dave McCoy

April 14, 2014  Forks of Snoqualmie, WA

Most anglers in the western WA area this time of year focus their attention and efforts of the Yakima….well that is a lot of people on the Yak so we choose to look elsewhere in search of fewer anglers, native fish and unbeatable scenery! 

photo Dave McCoy

April 11, 2014  Puget Sound, WASuch a great time of year we are entering into in this area.  Fly fishing is going to continue to expand its offerings over the next few months to where you need way more time to fish than is likely available to you.  Here a chrome cutthroat from Puget Sound is about to be freed back to its salty home.  photo Dave McCoy

April 11, 2014  Puget Sound, WA

Such a great time of year we are entering into in this area.  Fly fishing is going to continue to expand its offerings over the next few months to where you need way more time to fish than is likely available to you.  Here a chrome cutthroat from Puget Sound is about to be freed back to its salty home. 

photo Dave McCoy

April 8, 2014  Puget Sound, WAYesterday was amazing weather wise as seen here as Reid Curry nearly comes tight to a sea run cutthroat but not quite…and that was it!  Today a much different story, few more fish and nearly zero sunshine had do wear the rain jackets once again.  That said, you can feel spring in the air and we are seeing more bait on more beaches and by and large more actively feeding fish.  Keep in mind as the sun gets higher in the sky, fish early or late, fish in the shade or find the wind…yes I said find the wind.  A slight wind break on the surface of the water will break up the direct sun from penetrating the water and fish will feel more comfortable and therefore be more active.  Usually!  You won’t know unless you are out there so do it.photo Dave McCoy

April 8, 2014  Puget Sound, WA

Yesterday was amazing weather wise as seen here as Reid Curry nearly comes tight to a sea run cutthroat but not quite…and that was it!  Today a much different story, few more fish and nearly zero sunshine had do wear the rain jackets once again.  That said, you can feel spring in the air and we are seeing more bait on more beaches and by and large more actively feeding fish.  Keep in mind as the sun gets higher in the sky, fish early or late, fish in the shade or find the wind…yes I said find the wind.  A slight wind break on the surface of the water will break up the direct sun from penetrating the water and fish will feel more comfortable and therefore be more active.  Usually!  You won’t know unless you are out there so do it.

photo Dave McCoy

April 6, 2014  Pyrenees Mountains, SpainFrom our good friend Ivan Tarin en Espana with Salvelinus Fishing Adventures, one of his clients releasing a very nice brown trout back into some of the crystal clear waters of one of the many streams descending from the Pyrenees.  Next time headed to that part of Europe look him up as he has some of the most spectacular fly angling available and off most people’s radar…spring creeks, freestone streams and high mountain lakes, sight casting to wild browns and rainbows.  photo Ivan Tarin

April 6, 2014  Pyrenees Mountains, Spain

From our good friend Ivan Tarin en Espana with Salvelinus Fishing Adventures, one of his clients releasing a very nice brown trout back into some of the crystal clear waters of one of the many streams descending from the Pyrenees.  Next time headed to that part of Europe look him up as he has some of the most spectacular fly angling available and off most people’s radar…spring creeks, freestone streams and high mountain lakes, sight casting to wild browns and rainbows. 

photo Ivan Tarin

April 5, 2014  Puget Sound, WAFinally saw what I had been looking for for several weeks…bait balls being literally crashed by schools of 8-10 cutthroat, sometimes in less  than a foot of water.  Watching Mother Nature is incredible and while you should throw you fly in there and assert yourself as a participant, so cool to just be a spectator for a few moments as well.  Several times the schools were within 10 feet of us, we could watch the marauding cutts hitting the salmon fry.  photo Dave McCoy

April 5, 2014  Puget Sound, WA

Finally saw what I had been looking for for several weeks…bait balls being literally crashed by schools of 8-10 cutthroat, sometimes in less  than a foot of water.  Watching Mother Nature is incredible and while you should throw you fly in there and assert yourself as a participant, so cool to just be a spectator for a few moments as well.  Several times the schools were within 10 feet of us, we could watch the marauding cutts hitting the salmon fry. 

photo Dave McCoy

April 3, 2014  Guanaja, HondurasCome here Mr. Bone! Guide Edwin landing one of the home school bones literally in front of the lodge, first bonefish for one of our new clients at our lodge off of Guanaja on its own private island.  photo Dave McCoy

April 3, 2014  Guanaja, Honduras

Come here Mr. Bone! Guide Edwin landing one of the home school bones literally in front of the lodge, first bonefish for one of our new clients at our lodge off of Guanaja on its own private island. 

photo Dave McCoy

March 29, 2014  Guanaja, HondurasWhat a selfie from underwater looks like with a big dslr in a housing, up close and personal with the fish.  Quick shot of an elusive Honduran bonefish.  Lots of things to think about when casting to these fish down there…direction they are moving, where you are standing, fly, wind, strip…not being in the office!photo Dave McCoy

March 29, 2014  Guanaja, Honduras

What a selfie from underwater looks like with a big dslr in a housing, up close and personal with the fish.  Quick shot of an elusive Honduran bonefish.  Lots of things to think about when casting to these fish down there…direction they are moving, where you are standing, fly, wind, strip…not being in the office!

photo Dave McCoy

March 27, 2014  Puget Sound, WASpring it is.  Sunny and warm today, rainy and cold tomorrow but with bits of sun and warmth.  It can be a bit frustrating but it is the reason we live in the PNW, seasonal change and we wouldn’t trade it for anything.  Love being able to get out on certain points where the wind usually rips but isn’t at the moment.  Looking south at the next storm moving in, better catch that fish then put the rain jacket back on.  photo Dave McCoy

March 27, 2014  Puget Sound, WA

Spring it is.  Sunny and warm today, rainy and cold tomorrow but with bits of sun and warmth.  It can be a bit frustrating but it is the reason we live in the PNW, seasonal change and we wouldn’t trade it for anything.  Love being able to get out on certain points where the wind usually rips but isn’t at the moment.  Looking south at the next storm moving in, better catch that fish then put the rain jacket back on. 

photo Dave McCoy

March 26, 2014  BoliviaIf ever there was a species of fish put on this planet for fly anglers, it is the Golden Dorado.  Spectacular in every way from their coloration and size to the locales where they live and all the prowess displayed when targeted with surface flies and finished off with dramatic aerials…they will make any on the fence fly angler a permanent one.  Let us know when ready to head here again, we are ready to go back right now.photo Dave McCoy

March 26, 2014  Bolivia

If ever there was a species of fish put on this planet for fly anglers, it is the Golden Dorado.  Spectacular in every way from their coloration and size to the locales where they live and all the prowess displayed when targeted with surface flies and finished off with dramatic aerials…they will make any on the fence fly angler a permanent one.  Let us know when ready to head here again, we are ready to go back right now.

photo Dave McCoy

March 25, 2014  Puget Sound, WAOn its way back…these colorful cutts are amazing to catch in the first place but when you have an opportunity to admire them for a moment up close, their spots, coloration and the life they lead going between salt and fresh water, maybe at will is nothing short of incredible.  This fishery will only get better as spring rolls on…want to learn let us know, would love nothing more than to help.photo Dave McCoy

March 25, 2014  Puget Sound, WA

On its way back…these colorful cutts are amazing to catch in the first place but when you have an opportunity to admire them for a moment up close, their spots, coloration and the life they lead going between salt and fresh water, maybe at will is nothing short of incredible.  This fishery will only get better as spring rolls on…want to learn let us know, would love nothing more than to help.

photo Dave McCoy