Olympic Steelhead Guide

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by papafsh, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

    Posts: 2,137
    Olympia
    Ratings: +182 / 1
    I have fished with both Triggs and Buckner and they are both top notch guides. They will do their damndest to get you into fish. Now as you know with that said if there aren't fish there aren't fish, it is the O.P.
  2. Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

    Posts: 2,629
    Happy Hour, WA
    Ratings: +377 / 1
    everyone's suggestions are awesome. If you're hankerin' for a shot at fishing the Quinalt, there is only one man I'd recommend. The legend, the Federal tracker, the myth, the cougar slayer, the only man who's trapped a bear cub in a garbage can, broken up more bar fights than Mr. T and tracked ol' Squatch on a TV show (true shit too): Clay Butler. He isn't fly specific, but he flyfishes and understands those who do.

    Clay has put me into a lot of big fish over the years.

    A great guy. I miss Clay. I don't even know if he's guiding now but I'd fish with him again in a minute.
  3. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

    Posts: 2,229
    Camano Island, WA, USA.
    Ratings: +63 / 0
    That's true of any place, putin' us on the right water is all thats asked, then we'll do our best to catch some of 'em.

    Mingo, that Clay Butler guy sounds interesting, know how to contact him?

    LB
  4. BruceAC Member

    Posts: 149
    Seattle, WA
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    this does not qualify as first hand experience.
    However, I saw Bob Triggs speak recently.
    He was excellent and believe he would be a good choice
    BruceAC
  5. Les Johnson Les Johnson

    Posts: 1,590
    .Redmond, WA
    Ratings: +6 / 0
    For walk-in guide service, both Doug Rose and Bob Triggs are excellent choices. If I want to run the river in a boat, I'd plunk my money down with J.D. Love.
    Good Fishing,
    Les Johnson
  6. Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Rheomode, Wa.
    Ratings: +93 / 0
    Clay Butler 360-288-9966. This number is at least 4 years old. David
  7. Jason Decker Active Member

    Posts: 2,626
    Issaquah, WA
    Ratings: +1 / 0
    jeff brazda is a machine!
    one of the hardest working guides
    i've fished with. ninja skillz on spey.
    swings the fur and nymphs the
    beads. whatever the water he's
    gonna cover it.
  8. Jim Grant New Member

    Posts: 58
    Houston, Texas
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    One guide I would highly NOT recommend is Pat Graham..fished the Hoh with him out of Forks once. Don't know (hope he is not) if he still guides this was 5 years ago. Boat not set up for fly-fishing (set up for pulling plugs...nothing wrong with fishing gear but he claimed to be a "fly-fishing" guide), he threw trash in the river, his client gear was in very poor shape and his reels had extremely rough drags, promoted killing whitefish (by smacking off your hook with an oar), the list goes on. Worst fishing guide I have ever used and I have fished with many saltwater and fresh. Advice on what guides not to use I find as important as recommendations on good guides.
  9. Fish Hunter Too many people, not enough fish

    Posts: 200
    WA
    Ratings: +0 / 0
    Jim is the sh*t, hands down.