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Hey folks looking for some advice have been hoping to take a weekend trip to Washington from Vancouver BC to do some Sea Run Cutty fly fishing, have been dabling with it on the beaches of the lower mainland here in Vancouver with little success. After reading Chester Allens book I have really wanted to fish a beach or two on puget sound. Hoping someone could advise on camping near a beach that would be worth trying for some SRCs, not looking for anyone's secret spots.


Also advise on licences needed would be great and perhaps fly selection.

Any and all advice would be great. PMs welcome.
 

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That's so weird I was just thinking Vancouver island was looking a bit greener.

Any advice for someone who wants to take a trip north?

If you actually do make it down this way I would totally drive your ass around the sound and show you that beach fishing is every bit as lack luster most days, as it is north of here.

But first, you gotta do something about that screen name, bro.
 

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My advice for up here on beach fishing would be pretty sparse as it's something I'm only getting into now. If rivers and lakes are of interest I can pass on what I know on that front no problem.

Definitely no fedoras the screen name came from a pair of Adidas sneakers 10 years ago when every username I tried was taken and I've unfortunately been using it since.
 

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That's so weird I was just thinking Vancouver island was looking a bit greener.

Any advice for someone who wants to take a trip north?

If you actually do make it down this way I would totally drive your ass around the sound and show you that beach fishing is every bit as lack luster most days, as it is north of here.

But first, you gotta do something about that screen name, bro.
Hi from VI: Best advice I can offer is to camp between Miracle Beach and Campbell River. Provincial park at Miracle Beach and Salmon Point and Pacific Playground have are big private campgrounds with stuff for kids etc. This puts you close to Black Creek and Oyster River. Miles and miles of beaches etc. that might hold cutthroat. From any of those sites, with a bit of poking around you can fish from Comox to Campbell River. Also good for pinks or coho in-season. Lots of area here and as in all cutty and salmon beach fishing, any beach can be red hot....or not.

Couple of warnings ..... Miracle Beach is very popular and busy with beach goers/swimmers (as can be the others) during the summer. But miles of beach both north and south, so get out and walk, or drive. Fish can be almost anywhere. Also, wide open, and subject to wind so can get quite rough.
 

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My advice for up here on beach fishing would be pretty sparse as it's something I'm only getting into now. If rivers and lakes are of interest I can pass on what I know on that front no problem.

Definitely no fedoras the screen name came from a pair of Adidas sneakers 10 years ago when every username I tried was taken and I've unfortunately been using it since.
I was just being a smart ass :)
Although puget sound offers some good beach fishing, I think you'll find that the pastures aren't really greener down here. Its definitely not a big numbers game.
I would try to dial it in a bit more up in your neighborhood first or you might just have the same kinda of experience down here.
That being said I'd love to help ya out omce you make it down this way. If ya do, just drop me a line and we can meet up.
 

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Thanks for all the replies and advice guys. Doing some serious research into it now. Gotta sit down at the tying bench as well and get some bait fish patterns knocked up. Have been mainly using fry patterns up here expecting the SRCS to be keying in on chum fry. What's a good go to size for deceivers and are aquatic worm patterns worth tying up at this time of year.

Not so much looking for greener pastures but have had puget sound on my fishing hit list since before moving to this side of the world.

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In addition to chum fry there are also various salmon smolt up to 5 inches in the sound right now. I tend to have good luck on olive and white tube flies with pearl gliss and glow flash for the belly.
Any size worm in a wide range of colors is a good attractor down in the south sound.
 
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