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 ...

All Things Fall...The Season, Not Gravity!

November 04, 2017

Haha, in all seriousness, this fall has been fabulous so far and the forecast continues to show a terrific fall season for fly fishing.

Yakima and Cle Elum Rivers are littered with hungry trout slurping BWO’s, October Caddis and Midge. Wind has been down as has the water levels so they can’t hide as easily as they like and when sipping bugs on the surface, they give themselves away even more. Colors over here have been outstanding too so double down and let’s get you over there.

Puget Sound is simply sublime right now. At times casting a longer line will help reach the fish but all in all the cutts are quite happy to come out and play right now. Most of our staff are using the Sound Searcher or similar surface pattern to cover the water and find fish but subsurface works too. Some anglers are using heavier sink tips as well to get deep on beaches where the shoreline descends more quickly which shows us basically all the ways to pursue these fish work so choose your favorite and get out there.

Skykomish and Cowlitz have hit their prime time water temp and water level wise for swinging flies. Not a tremendous number of fish around but walking through favorite runs this time of year, what could possibly be better? A steelhead of course but the only way to make that happen is to go do it.

Most of the small streams close tomorrow but a few remain open. If you are still wanting to be on the little blue lines come on in and we can help you find some to go check out.