Angler Tim Gallager & Dennis Dickson (2009)
As a native of the Pacific Northwest,
Dennis Dickson has lived in Arlington his entire life, (except for two
years while attending the University of Washington and another two years
Dennis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, College Of Fisheries
in 1978 working the next eight years as a full-time fisheries biologist.
Dennis expanded beyond the biology field and began guiding fly anglers
in the mid 1980's. In 1990 Dennis recognized many of the challenges associated
to fisheries were habitat related. He branched out into the environmental
section, graduating from the Wetland Institute of Technology in 1990.
Dennis has spent the past 21 years, working as both a Biological environmental/fisheries
consultant as well as a flyfishing guide.
Dennis and his son Mike share their vast outdoor experience, including
the teaching of their highly popular flyfishing schools. The Dicksons'
also offer ecological river rafting tours, educating their guests about
the wonderful world of the fish & wildlife along our Pacific Northwest
rivers. They are thrilled to bring you, "Eagles and Salmon".
Flyfishsteelhead.com is among the most widely read Internet weekly steelhead
flyfishing reports in the state of Washington. Dennis also has personally
written over 40 articles and stories about steelhead flyfishing.
Dennis & Mike spend their time guiding and eco rafting for salmon
& steelhead throughout the year in regions like the Skagit & Sauk
Rivers in the North sound, the Olympic Peninsula’s Queets River,
and southeast Washington’s Grande Ronde. Winters will find them
guiding flyfishers in the warm Tarpon flats of the Caribbean, as well
as conducting eagle rafting float trips on the wild & scenic Skagit
Dennis enjoys all aspects of fisheries work, which includes preserving
spawning streams & watershed protection. Sharing this education with
guests on river rafting tours, is his way of giving something back.
He and his sweet wife Dawn have been married for 35 years. (Any wife who
can put up with a Biologist/Flyfishing guide as a husband should get some
kind of congressional medal.) They have three wonderful kids, Mike being
the oldest. Dennis is happy working in his community and church (when
he is in town). He enjoys people and loves fish. Watching guests come
away with a greater watershed appreciation is a thrill that never goes