Olympic Steelhead Guide

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

  1. East Fork

    East Fork Active Member

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    Bob Triggs. I've fished with him twice and have a third trip scheduled for January. He's knowledgeable, personable, an excellent casting instructor and all around good guy.
     
  2. SeaRun Fanatic

    SeaRun Fanatic Active Member

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    I've fished with both Bob Triggs and Jim Kerr (though not for steel with Bob), and can provide an enthusiastic :thumb: for each. Both are great company on the water, have impeccable backgrounds and knowledge, and will hold your hand or let you run as you prefer.
     
  3. TWD

    TWD Travis

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    I really don't think you could go wrong with any of the options. If you are really in it for more than the boat ride I would plan on booking multiple days :)
     
  4. All Be Damned! I mentioned earlier that jd was a good choice because I had heard that because I was unable to locate the name of the guide that put me right on the fish. Someone mentioned his name earlier. Jim Kerr and they gave a web address. Just look a few post up from mine. I have included a couple of photos from the fish Jim got me into. Two Steelhead. This guy know where the fish are and he to lives in Forks.
     
  5. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Again thanks for all the options. I've been steelheading for 20 years now, and have caught one or two, so I don't want casting instructions, or hand holding.
    Not that I can't learn new tricks, but I want to use my own rods, lines and flys.
    As I said I just want someone who knows those OP rivers, and optimum run times, and it will be easy now, thanks to all of you, to start checking out a few.

    LB
     
  6. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    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.
     
  7. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    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.
     
  8. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    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
     
  9. BruceAC

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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
     
  10. Les Johnson

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    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
     
  11. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Clay Butler 360-288-9966. This number is at least 4 years old. David
     
  12. Jason Decker

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    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.
     
  13. Jim Grant

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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.
     
  14. Fish Hunter

    Fish Hunter Too many people, not enough fish

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    Jim is the sh*t, hands down.