Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by wyofly, Dec 31, 2012.
Thank you Preston, good information.
I think I'm starting to get a handle on the area and recommended flies.
The flies that I'm considering tying are:
Miyawaki Popper, Chum, chum fry, Pink Turd, Amphipod,Euphasid, Candlefish, worm patterns, white and chartreuse Clousers and Popsicle. Are there any other recommendations?
Great selection so far, I would also add the Reverse Spider, a great SRC pattern!
Also 'the smaller the better' is what I have found to be true in these colder months vs the pattern sizes I was using in the summer.
The good stuff just keeps coming. Thank you very much.
winter is definately time for amphipods and euphasid patterns especially for coho
Thank you all very much for the great information. I have ordered the tying materials that I don't have and I'm looking forward to tying the patterns that have been suggested.
While it fun to tie and fish a bunch of different patterns, don't overthink the fly selection part of the game.
The fish are agressive and not leader shy.
If the only fly you fished was a chartreuse over white clouser, you'd catch plenty of fish.
Thanks Stonefish. I have a few chartreuse over white Clousers and just finished some Reverse Spiders and candlefish and they can only get better. Also ordered Les Johnson's book "Fly Fishing Coastal Cutthroat Trout",
Thank you all for being so helpful. If I may make another request. I'll be in Tacoma in late February and approximately every month to month and a half throughout the year. Can anyone lead me to a source that will give me a heads up as to what to expect in the way of available fish in the sound throughout the year.
I believe Preston or Curt did a great breakdown of the salmon seasons earlier this year. I'll try to find it for you, but in general:
Early spring Apr/May... Cutthroat picks back up with the chum fry migration from the rivers
May 1-June 15th...Lingcod opens in Puget Sound, gotta have a boat, 8-10 wt, and 30' of T14
Mid July to Sept... Pink Salmon will start showing up in good numbers
Late summer August to Oct.. Coho Salmon start to return
Fall late Oct-Dec... Chum Salmon Return
Thats a very general list off the top of my head, but should cover most of the major pushes/general time fames.
Thanks Steve, just what I was looking for.
Bob Triggs recommended Les Johnson's books: "Fly Fishing Coastal Cutthroat Trout" and Chester Allen's " Fly Fishing Sea Run Cutthroat”, both of which arrived today. Thanks Bob
Can any of you recommend a shop where most of the flies used for sea-runs can be found? I expect to migrate to the Canal once ski season's wound down. I have the Clousers and a few others that I've tied, but I'd like to pick up a decent assortment along with another line and spare spool.
Also, when's Doug Rouse's weekend sea-run clinic? Should be sometime in March, shouldn't it? I wasn't able to go last year thanks to the foot, but am more than ready now.