Peninsula - Winter Steelhead Flyfishing Schools
I hope you are as excited about our upcoming school(s) as we are. This is our fifth year we have put on these O.P. classes, and always have lots of fun, as well as being instructional. If you have failed to get your deposit in: Please Email to confirm your date is held.
Deposit is: $75.
Pay Pal: You can pay on-line @ www.flyfishsteelhead.com
Meeting Place: Forks Washington: Pay-N-Save Shop Rite Restaurant 360 374 6769 (see directions below)
Time: 7am for breakfast. 8am for class
Itinerary: We will gather at the restaurant, and carpool up to the Sol Duc River, for the morning fishing and instruction. Play until noon, eat lunch (Provided), and then off to the The Bogey for the afternoon. Should finish up between 4 - 5 pm.
We provide the Streamside Lunch, no extra charge.
Plan on plenty of streamside lecture, but of course the learning is in the doing. Angler to guide is 3:1. Lecture notes provided
Expect the first portion of the day to be lecture, explaining the where, when and why's of steelhead behavior and how we approach them, in our fishing. We go over such things as steelhead run timing, understanding steelhead and how they interact to weather lighting and water conditions. How to recognize a steelhead flypool, and other reading the water parameters.
The second portion of the day is much demonstration. Teaching anglers how to present and effective fly. How to find and take even a reluctant steelhead into striking, and how to play and land a fish in our steelhead simulation.
The third and final segment is the actual application. You fish and the guide critiques. Fair enough?
now qualify for the Members Only in Streamsideflyshop.com To enter
Spring Steelhead Flies: http://streamsideflyshop.com/flies.htm You are not required to buy any for the trip. Find below my recommendations.
We have added both string leech and articulates to our fly selection. We have fished with all of them. Awesome!
fly selection is determined by; water clarity, outdoor lighting, and stream
flow. The flies selected below can be found at Streamsideflyshop.com
Dark day/ Dark water: I like Whites & Blacks
Cop car # 1013- anytime water visibility is under 4 feet.
bruise # 1006: Soft water lies, especially at daylight and dusk.
Dark days/ clear water:
marabou Traditional # 1001: 4-10 ft. vis. soft to moderate flows. Dark
Bright day/ Dirty water:
Smith Special # 1011: under 4 ft. vis. Great in brownish water
Bright day/ clear water:
Stinker # 1028 4 ft. vis.
Black Bart: # 1032 Anytime!
steelhead quality (Read reels: good one and bad ones) www.flyfishsteelhead.com
*Lines: Yancey Sinktip; Rio type 6 or Ultra 3 13' type 5.....a floating line (also but optional)
* Dennis & Mike will have rod setups as demos for the outing
Cleats: Not necessary
Flies: See above
inch mill file sharpener & nippers
* We will bring 3 rods, reels and lines set up with the Yancey line system, for demo, flies are included, but if you have equipment needs, i.e. a rod...please let me know.
Lecture notes provided
Directions: Grab a map, we are heading West: Take a ferry or drive through the Tacoma Narrows, if you are south of Olympia, drive around heading north up SR 101. Follow signs to Forks.
From Seattle Area: Work your way over to Port Angeles. You are on SR 101. Follow signs to Forks WA. and you are there. Restaurant is 1/2 way through town, with big parking lot on left. (Look for all the drift boats)
recommendation is to come over the night before and take a motel.
Town Motel: 1800 742 2429
Forks Motel 1 800 544 3416
Brightwater: 360 374 5453
Before you go: Check the weather, check the forks area river flows from www.flyfishsteelhead.com. (Hoh River) Call me if you think it looks iffy. Watch for an Email and or phone call, if weather isn't cooperating. If no news from me.......we are a go.
Emergency Numbers: Please send me your emergency #, AND BE SURE TO CHECK IT BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT. Not a bad idea to let me know if you are heading over the night before, where you are staying,......Yada yada
forward to it,
Cell # 425 238 3537
Dennis Dickson Fly Fishing Steelhead Guide