Fly Patterns for Washington

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by Glider, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Glider

    Glider New Member

    Hey guys,

    New to the forum here and new to fishing in Washington State. Just moved up here last year. Am fairly new at Fly Fishing having fished for trout in NM, OK, and AR and some grayling in Alaska. I have ordered a couple of books on fishing in the Northwest and would like to get recommendations on books, videos, and fly patterns to use here for Steelhead and Salmon. Are there any assortments that you guys could recommend? Thanks for your help and look forward to getting on the waters here.
  2. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Check out the fly tying forum and look under the swap photos.
    That will give you some ideas.
    There have been a couple of good fly threads in the saltwater form as well recently if you are thinking of hitting the salt.
  3. Glider

    Glider New Member

    Thank you SF. Exactly what I am looking for... a good starting point!
  4. wichaka

    wichaka Active Member

    A book you might want to look over, is by Dave Hughes who happens to live in the northwest " Essential Trout Flies"
  5. Preston

    Preston Active Member

    If you're primarily interested in flies for salmon and steelhead, posting your question somewhere other than the entomology section will probably generate more response. Almost without exception, steelhead and salmon patterns are purely attractors and bear no resemblance to anything that ever flew or swam. Trying the salt water or steelhead sections will get you closer to the mark.
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  6. cutthroat kid

    cutthroat kid cut throat kid

    books by les Johnson and bob fergerson Richard stoll on fly fishing for salmon and sea runs in the salt. books by doug rose on the Olympic pennisula
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  7. Glider

    Glider New Member

    Thanks guys. Have some books on order and visited Confluence Fly Shop in Bellingham. Also trying to get connected with one of the local clubs.
  8. Drifter

    Drifter Active Member

    Book = western hatches = a good place to start!
  9. KevinLS

    KevinLS Active Member

    I'll second that. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Ferguson for sure.