Been too busy to even check my email lately. Went out on the 9th of Jan. as I had said in my previous post on this topic. I'm new to fly fishing so I took a spinning rig with me as well (I know, I know). Got out in the water (South HC) @ 0800, snowing. Absolutely beautiful. Hip waders on, fly rig in hand. Worked about a 500 yard stretch of beach for an hour or so with no luck. I was doing OK with my casting (remember I'm new) throwing sea-run woolly buggers and pink & white mini-clousers, but nothing bitting. So I grabbed my spinning rig with and 1/8 ounce chrome Kastmaster and hit a nice 17" SRC first cast. I don't feel like re-typing the whole story again, but I ended the day with 5 fish. Not bad. I am going up to the Bellevue Orvis store on the 5th to see Les Johnson talk about fishing Puget Sound and Hood Canal beaches. Hope to see some of you up there.