New to Washington Fishing

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Glider, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Glider

    Glider New Member

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    I posted this in another location in the forum here and was advised that this would be a better location to post:

    New to the forum here and new to fishing in Washington State. Just moved up here last year. Am fairly new at Fly Fishing having fished for trout in NM, OK, and AR and some grayling in Alaska. I have ordered a couple of books on fishing in the Northwest and would like to get recommendations on books, videos, and fly patterns to use here for Steelhead and Salmon. Are there any assortments that you guys could recommend? Thanks for your help and look forward to getting on the waters here!
     
  2. welcome, with the skagit and stilly being close you have some great options, not to mention the sauk, nutsac, and some smaller streams. you single handing or double handing? you will learn quickly why so many people are using two handers now in washington
     
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    Single handing at the moment. Only fishing I have done is trout, with a bit of smallmouth. Never tried spey before but willing to learn anything once!
     
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    Welcome welcome. Some great free books right now on kindle. Honestly the best resource I have learned from so far is the kind people on this forum. I have made a few good friends already and they have taught me tons. Stay away from bassturds though.
     
  5. Steve Unwin

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    Am I detecting some jealousy Daniel?
     
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    LOL No sir. Simply picking on a friend. The only thing I am jealous of are your cunning good looks and fishing expertise. :)
     
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    Oh my god did I really post that. I gotta go whipe the shit off my nose.
     
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    I could tell you were kidding when you mentioned good looks, and fishing expertise. You surely have me confused with someone else!
     
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    LOL
     
  10. Steve Unwin

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    To get back on track, if you haven't read the regulations, sit down for a few minutes and read them through. They can be confusing at first, and take some deciphering.
     
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    Book called A steelheaders way is good. I have also heard good things about Dec Hogans book on steelheading. Also, buy your gear at your local fly shop. I learned that the hardway. Buying your gear from a reputable retailer like your local fly shop will not only support local economies, but also create a relationship with that shop which will pay back ten fold.
     
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    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Stop getting his hopes up... We all know they will be confusing for all eternity.
     
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  13. bassturds is a dick
     
  14. Steve Unwin

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    Might as well get started now if it's going to take that long. Besides, the 2013 regs will only be confusing until the new, changed regs come out.
     
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    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    The book I usually recommend is "Fly Fishing for Summer Steelhead" by Forrest Maxwell and John Shewey. They keep things very simple.