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Dennis Dickson Biography

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 in Hawaii.)

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 River.

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 away.

Dennis DicksonEmail - (425) 238-3537
Mike DicksonEmail - (425) 330-9506

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