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  1. Classifieds
    Bought this for high tide days at Doc’s, when I lived in Tacoma. Had a baby and moved after buying. Fished twice (very sad) Beach cannon - great for long casts, and casts short/accurate as well. Great for resident coho, SRC and migratory silvers. Orvis quality & workmanship and fabulous...
  2. Questions & Answers
    Hello everyone - I'm a long time fly fisherman - primarily for trout in rivers. My buddies are convincing me to try for coho with them over the next few weeks on the Stilly & Skagit. They are both spin casters. What would be a good general set-up I can use? I have a 6, 7, and 8# rods...
  3. Saltwater
    I'm gearing up for my first summer Coho season. Mostly going to be fishing from beaches in the north sound. Would love to learn about your favorite setup. Rod? Line? Flies?
  4. Classifieds
    Pretty confident this would be an excellent single hand spey caster for steelhead, salmon, esox... It's a medium action progressive tapered rod, the type that roll casts fine and far off. Labeled the "Coho 100" 9/10wt. Includes removable fighting butt. All original with sock and tube. Tube...
  5. General Forum
    I just recently moved back to Wenatchee after a decade and a half away. Though I didn't really get into fishing until I first picked up a fly rod 4 years ago, I do know several local hotspots for the various salmon runs. Trouble is, most all my fishing experience has been trout and bass (though...
  6. Classifieds
    Salmon, Tuna, Halibut, Crab, bottom fish guide charter license is available for lease for 1 or possibly 2 years. Includes annual renewal fees, prepaid in full at the time of licenses issuance. Permit is good up to 8 rod endorsements. $6000/year
  7. Saltwater
    In mid-Oct. I decided to do some major work on my boat and it was not done until the end of Dec. that the job was completed. So I was anxious to again chase after winter resident coho. The first part of Jan. the resident coho fishing was very good in the northern part of Marine Area 13. Most...
  8. Saltwater
    All, I'm currently doing a literature review for immature Coho salmon use of habitat in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound- or all of the Salish Sea to make this complete. I'm wondering who has information on depth use of Coho salmon based on size. Fish typically utilize deeper...
  9. Fly Tying
    Ok guys here it is. A resident coho swap. Lets keep this simple. 11 people. So 10 flies each submitted. you wont get your own back. Deadline will be February 1st, 2018. just supply your return postage. I will update this and post when it is closed. once we have everyone I will message my...
  10. Fly Tying
    just wanted to see if anyone is interested in a resident coho fly swap? it has been a while since I have organized one . how much interest do we have in this? Clint
  11. Saltwater
    anyone else seeing the same? I moved back last winter so this is my first winter back in the saltwater game over here. I have been seeing a lot of resident coho in the south sound around key peninsula. hoping to get out tomorrow or next weekend. clint
  12. Saltwater
    I caught the 6AM ferry over to Bainbridge yesterday to fish Manzanita bay. I was casting from a family friend's beach. Low tide was just after 7AM so I figured I'd fish the incoming tide all AM. There were a bunch of what looked like 3-5lb salmon jumping all morning. Tons of baitfish in the...
  13. Saltwater
    So after singing the eel grass blues this afternoon with nothing going on fish wise, I am wondering what everyone would choose if you could only have one fly to catch both Searun Cutts and Coho.
  14. Saltwater
    What are your favorites?
  15. General Forum
    Earlier this summer a buddy caught a hatchery coho out in the sound with a chip. Looking up the chip's info on WDFW's website says the fish was from Skykomish river brood stock in 2014, and was released 4/14/2016 from Peale Pass net pens. Being caught in area 11 it doesn't seem like it was...
  16. Anadromous
    Heading to port townsend very soon to visit a friend, while i am there i hope to catch some salmon. can anyone please help with river names and lakes to fish. I would appreciate it
  17. Anadromous
    just curious if the coho have gotten into the sky yet ,was over on the wetside last week at cracker bar looking it over saw quite a few rollers that had to be pinkies ,as I now caretake my wife I do not get over as often but would appreciate a heads up on what is happening on the sky thanks smitty
  18. Saltwater
    Put the HighLaker in in North MA 10 Wednesday morning. Was fishing by 6 am. Worked the first beach for awhile hooking very small coho. Lots of 2-3" bait showing with small coho chasing them. Moved farther south a mile or two. Hooked this coho of about 4 lbs.. Wild fish released. What a...
  19. Saltwater
    Yesterday I landed a sea-run cutthroat(17 inches) which still had it's spawning color. It was absolutely beautiful! Later I landed a sea-run cutthroat that was very silvery and no red slash under its jaw. The orange/olive pectoral fin was the feature that denoted it being a sea-run cutthroat...
  20. Classifieds
    Brand new leftovers from last year's Coho trip. Unfortunately I wont be up there again anytime soon. This is a killer collection for this summers Alaska silver run. Tied by the crew at Mack's fly shop on Kodiak Island. 34 miscellaneous. Mostly clousers and articulated hares ear. 4 egg pattern...
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