I just started fly fishing lakes last year. I have been a gear guy all my life.. I am looking for lakes near Puyallup, Tacoma, Olympia area. ( I live on South hill Puyallup). I made the drive over to a lake in Shelton and had great success this past week using a wooley bugger on the troll or dropping anchor and stripping it . (I posted a thread asking about sinking line this past week in the general forum.) I have a 16' pontoon boat that is loaded up( gas or elec motor) and ready to go, and i am eager to get out and learn more. I have done lots of dry fly fishing on the Yakima river, some nymphing, my casting is respectful and my character is about the same. I am wanting to fish chironomids as my next step in stillwater fishing. If anybody wants to go fishing with me and show me something about Chiro fishing that would be great. I don't mind the drive to Shelton to fish the lake... its just i would like to fish closer to home and try other lakes too. Feel free to share info and/or set up a day to fish.