Both Curt and Chris were out Saturday evening and had to get photos of the amazing sunset.
Curt was heading home from a day of guiding and took this shot at Lake Crescent.
Chris was out at Neah Bay Saturday evening and took this photo.
We hope you were out on the Peninsula this past weekend and were able to see this incredible sunset in person.
We had Sean Dahlquist in the shop this morning to tie some of his favorite steelhead patterns. He is a true artist at the vise and it showed in the finished product. Make sure to swing by when he returns to tie for us again on July 27th.
Enjoy the pictures.
There is nothing better than a calm, sunny day out on the coast.
You never just find yourself out at Neah Bay. Highway 112 twists and turns around 60 miles from Port Angeles before the road ends at a small tribal fishing village. There are few fishermen that make the trek prior to the halibut and salmon seasons.
Fly anglers will have to wait until July for the incredible salmon fishing this town is known for. For those willing to hit the windows between storms springtime offers loads of rockfish and a shot at lingcod. Chris made the trip a couple days ago and found good fishing even if the wind limited where he could fish.
The conditions made it difficult to keep a fly right near the bottom for lingcod, but the black rockfish suspend in the water column and provide excellent sport on a cast fly. No fish were seen boiling on the surface so that meant throwing sinking lines and baitfish patterns like the clouser minnow.
Another upside is the wildlife viewing on the coast. You will always see marine mammals such as sea lions and seals and most days you will see a whale, porpoises, or sea otters. There are also thousands of sea-birds nesting and feeding around Cape Flattery and Tatoosh Island. It is worth spending time there even without a fly rod but catching a few fish on the fly makes it just that much sweeter.
Local fly tyer John Gort let us look at his Cliff’s Bugger Beast as he gets ready for spring lake fishing.
This should give us all a ton of motivation at the fly tying vise to get ready for our favorite fisheries.
Curt spent some time on the West End Rivers recently and got us these Springtime shots. The rivers are currently rising but there should be a nice shot of fresh fish when the rivers drop in to shape early next week.