Winter Pay to Play

#1
Searched the forum and the net for anything on the west side for pay to play with no luck. Sorry If I missed something in advance. Are there any options over here?
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#2
I think I may have an option for you through Don Smith. I know he works a lake, but the last time I talked to him he didn't seem to be doing much winter fishing on it. I'll PM you and give you a number if you are interested.
 

dp

~El Pescador
#6
Ira -

if you are talking about Don Smith in Arlington, I would be curious if he is still managing Trophy lake (not the link above). Last time I talked with him he was not sure if the bank was going to extend the lease for him. That lake holds/held some big trout in it. Looking forward to hearing what you find out. I'd go!
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#8
I hope Don is still in business, I was really hoping to try it out in late January. I might have to give him a call myself. Oh well, there is always Pass but it would be nice to touch something in the 8 to 10 pound range.
 
#9
Thanks Gentlemen, I appreciate the responses. Although Pass is a good thought, I was telling Ira that this is for my father, who is 70 and just getting into the sport finally. I want to give him a taste to start then move him up to all the sport has to offer.

Happy New Year Boys!
 
#10
You might call the Lacey Cabela's. One of the employees in the fly fishing department told me about a place near Elma I believe. I am not sure of the status. He had some big fish pics from his trips. Unfortunately I do not remember the name of the employee. It might have been Frank, but I am not sure. Good luck.
 
#11
Chris: I was about 70 when Steve Jackson introduced me to a private small lake about 38 miles North of Seattle (just west of Smoky Point). The people were very accommodating and the rate was super reasonable The phone No. I have is 360-652-6162. My fish diary also has a web site : www.acountrylocation.com but I haven't tried it recently. Good luck and good for you and your Dad.
The lake has a casting dock and you can cast anywhere from shore without wading.

I am trying to locate a different but similar out fit south of Seattle but my trusty fish diary has not produced, yet. Duane
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#12
Chris: I was about 70 when Steve Jackson introduced me to a private small lake about 38 miles North of Seattle (just west of Smoky Point). The people were very accommodating and the rate was super reasonable The phone No. I have is 360-652-6162. My fish diary also has a web site : www.acountrylocation.com but I haven't tried it recently. Good luck and good for you and your Dad.
The lake has a casting dock and you can cast anywhere from shore without wading.

I am trying to locate a different but similar out fit south of Seattle but my trusty fish diary has not produced, yet. Duane
That place was super small, but fun. I developed my bread fly for that lake after tossing in some really dry bread from a gas station sandwich I was attempting to palate. They only do corporate gigs and weddings now though, so the pay to play thing went away. Unless something has changed again in the last couple of years.