Emerald Water Anglers

Since 1999, Emerald Water Anglers remains the only full service fly fishing outfitter in Seattle, Washington and is now operating with the same ...

Swinging for Steel

March 19, 2017

Normally we would be posting on our exploits in the salty waters of Puget Sound but...lately our crew of guides have been having banner weeks out on the Olympic Peninsula (between rainstorms) helping clients find some beautiful wild steelhead while swinging flies. It should be known that this is the ONLY way we pursue these fish for a number of reasons. Most prominently because our entire staff is as passionate about the craft of spey casting and the process of swinging flies and therefore crazy excited to teach new anglers the way!

March is still young in our minds meaning there is ample time to find your way up this direction and attach your fly of choice to one of these beauts. 12-13ft. 7wt two handers are our preferred stick with Compact Skagits or even Scout heads usually with T-14 Flo tips. Flies of choice have been a variety of size and color which means only one thing and that is it isn't the fly it is the presentation! Black, blue, black and blue, orange, orange and white, purple, purple and black, chartreuse and white...the list goes on but they have all brought big wild steelhead to hand this past couple weeks.

We still have dates open in April, let us know if we can make an introduction...

Happy spring! Photo Jason Rolfe

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