I can't afford a guide?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by itsbenlong, May 11, 2013.

  1. itsbenlong

    itsbenlong Member

    Hello......I am going to be in Seattle next week, Wednesday May 15th - Saturday May 18th. I plan on fishing for the first time for your sea run cutthroat. I'm planning on fishing Friday & Saturday morning and would love to find someone to fish with that knows the area beaches. I can't afford a guided trip, so I am posting on here to see if anyone is game to show a new guy how you do it.

    If no one is interested or available, some tips and places to go would be awesome as well!

    So far I plan on fishing in Southworth, Hood Canal or down closer to Tacoma. I originally planned to fish the Meadowdale (Norma Beach), Lincoln Park area but hear those places might be better for salmon, but not so much for SRC's.

    I am bringing a Medium Fast Action 9' 5wt, Intermediate Rio Outbound Short - Clear tip and a handful of flies. I plan on stopping in a shop to pick up a few things. If anyone has a shop they could recommend that would be great as well.

    Thank you in advance for any info you might send my way.

  2. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    Stop in and talk to the guys at Puget Sound Fly Company in Tacoma. Anil can set you up with some flies and point you in the right direction.

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  3. Roger Stephens

    Roger Stephens Active Member


    I see that you live in Sacramento and have many good memories of the city since most of my relatives lived there in my youth.

    I probably will be fishing for sea-run cutthroat Friday or Saturday and would be willing to take you out in my boat to get you into to some fish. How much wind is forecast determines which day I would go. I will be fishing in Marine area 13(south Puget Sound) which is about a 1 to 1 1/2 hour drive south of Seattle. I can supply you with fly patterns that are presently working. I probably will be fishing the ebb tide from mid-day until late afternoon. If you are interested send me an PM and we can go from there.

  4. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Ben, let me offer you the greatest tip I've got.....

    When Mr. Stephens offers to take you out in his boat, you simply ask when/where. You could do NO better for finding someone to take you out for the first time.
  5. itsbenlong

    itsbenlong Member

    Roger - PM Sent
  6. itsbenlong

    itsbenlong Member

    Nick - LOL

    I'm all over it! Sounds like a great guy and I notice he is a connoisseur of fly fishing and has some excellent posts on here as well....

    Thomas - thanks for the tip!
  7. cutthroat kid

    cutthroat kid cut throat kid

    talk to the guys at the gig harbor fly shop, they are an excellent resource and have the entire area dialed in
  8. cutthroat kid

    cutthroat kid cut throat kid

    Roger steepens is one of the local giants of the sport. you will learn a lot by going with him
  9. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

    Lucky man!!! I think all of us would jump on a chance to fish with Roger, you'll learn as much in that afternoon as you would by yourself in months if not years of chasing cutt's. Good luck and let us know how you guy's do.
  10. yellowlab

    yellowlab Active Member

    Pay it forward some day when someone wants to fish the Sac. Good mojo will follow...
  11. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

    You da man!!
  12. itsbenlong

    itsbenlong Member

    Yellowlab: I think this is one of those times it came back around....i'll be lookin' out for your van. lol
    Sounds like there is some good folks on this board as well! Thanks to all of you for your comments.

    I'm really looking forward to it.......

    I'm looking for a spot to check out on Thursday and was thinking Southworth and then heading down to Purdy Spit area. Any thoughts?
  13. Roger Stephens

    Roger Stephens Active Member

    Will only let you know if Ben has a "killer" day catching a lot of nice sized sea-run cutthroat this coming Fri.;).
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  14. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Boy Ben, buy a lotto ticket! When Roger talks, we listen.
    You one lucky man. Have a great day, both of you.
    Kudoos Roger.
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  15. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Now you're sure to get into some "nice" Sea Run Cutthroat Trout. :)
  16. Jim B

    Jim B Flyfishin' and homebrewin'....priorities ?

    Ben...try the Olalla beach, south of Southworth and northwest of the Purdy Spit.

    Jim B.
  17. itsbenlong

    itsbenlong Member

    Thanks Jim B.........
  18. itsbenlong

    itsbenlong Member

    Thanks JB....
  19. itsbenlong

    itsbenlong Member

    I think I found where you are talking about, I will give it a try....
  20. porterHause

    porterHause Just call me Jon

    You guys might want to consider PM's about all these "secret" spots so as to avoid everyone getting all butt hurt.

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