Looking for a Fly Fishing Lodge in WA

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by smayhew, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. smayhew New Member

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    My farther and I will be in Seattle this September and he wants to try fly fishing. I am trying to find a lodge within 6 hours of Seattle that caters to new fly fishers. I already know how, and don’t mind sleeping on the ground, but Dad likes a bed, phone, TV, etc You get the idea, so any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Sean
  2. wa_flyfisher New Member

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    Port Orchard, WA.
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    Cady Lake Manor. A really nice place on a "private" lake with up to 15# trout. It is in Mason county.
  3. Peter Pancho Active Member

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    Gig Harbor,WA
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    Cadylake.com AWESOME LAKE! C&R,FF only,small boat and float tube access ONLY, no gas engines allowed. "Zero" wading acess.
  4. chief Active Member

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    Check out the "Destinations and Pay Lakes" link on the home page of this site, quite a few places are listed. Part of it depends on what you plan to spend. Your dad will have a better chance if he has a guide and/or plenty of easy fish.
  5. smayhew New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions!
  6. circlespey Member

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    If you want a river experience (some beginners like the rivers more than the lakes) then you might look into the Freestone Inn in Mazama (www.freestoneinn.com). I've never fished there in September but I've seen some excellent caddis hatches in August.

    Circlespey
  7. toadthedry Member

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    Western Wa
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    I agree with the other post that cady can be a nice lake and larry who owns the lodge is a great host (here comes the) but- the lake is not a great place to catch fish for the first time fisher in my experince- it is a great place to fish but the fish can be tempramental and the water is crystal clear. Also the water temp was 76 degrees on the surface this past weekend so i think the lake is pretty much through with safe catch and release fishing for a while. I am not certain when the lake will cool down- could be that depending when your dad is out, the lake may have cooled enough for safe fishing.
    mike
  8. Yakfish Dad, Angler, Guide

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    toadthedry
    Hi, this is my first post on the forum. I have read and enjoyed the posts for the last few months, but have been chicken to put my two cents in. My wife and I run a lodge on a private pay lake North of Omak. It's been a destination for fly fisherman for 22 years, but hasn't been marketed for the past 6. We're managing the fishery for quality numbers of Triploid, Kamloops and Brown trout. The lodge is well equiped and is a great place to stay. If this interests you check out the additional information on the following link; http://www.dreamflyfishing.com/grandmaslake.html
    Thanks
    David B. Child
  9. smayhew New Member

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    OK new plan,

    Dad would rather stay in Victoria. Does anyone know of a good guide service, or place to stay and fish?

    Thanks