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  • Mike Dickson

Covid got ya bored out of your ever loving mind?

We know exactly how you feel. With fishing in Washington closed till at least May 4th I have been trying to keep busy tying flies.... then tying more flies, watching fish videos online and trying to patiently plan my next adventure. So far I have resisted my urge to bug out to Montana for a road trip but not sure how long I can last. Me and Jonathan didn't guide the O.P this year as the distance is just getting harder to over come these days but we did get out there to swing some flies a couple times with decent success.

been tying and refilling the trout fly boxes

Looking forward on the guiding end Johnathan is available weekends with the possibility of a weekday trip. When fishing is available we can do some local lake fishing and starting in June we can fish the Skykomish for steelhead and the Skagit for some bull trout. The Stilly will most likely be closed till September 15th but as soon as it opens we will be hitting the sea run cutthroat fishing hard with light rods and expect lots of action. I think it's the most under rated trout fishing around especially since it is less than a hour north of Seattle. I personally am not that into beach fishing for them. I have done it but the Stilly has pool after pool of ever changing scenery and more action in my area. For our clients that have done it many make it a yearly trip. Fishing on the Stilly is good through October but ya gotta keep a eye on the river levels as our fall rains start to become more prevalent. Hopefully the Skagi/tSauk coho and bull trout can be a nice back option this year. The Skagit tends to stay in shape far longer than the Stilly. Hit us up to set up a float trip.


Keep your head up, stay positive, enjoy your family time and when the time is right and we get back to normal please support your local fly shops and guide community. Below is a few of my local friends I recommend.

Ed and Alex https://www.waterswest.com

Scott https://theconfluenceflyshop.com/

Darrel https://www.facebook.com/skagitspeyrods/





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