New to Wa.& Fly fishing..looking for suggestions!!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by fshflthnkng, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. fshflthnkng New Member

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    everett, wa, usa.
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    Hi,been here 2 yrs and am pretty new to the fly-game and love it!!.hAVE A PONTOON AND WANT TO TRY SOME SEA-RUNS OR OTHER OPPORTUNITIES.only have one 6 weight.have tried Pass,Lone,Samammish and a couple others, any helpfull ideas from any of you more experienced folks would be greatly appreciated..ALSO want to get a steelhead/salmon outfit, is a nine weight to heavy??? ANy input on a good DURABLE set of waist-high/breathable waders for use in the pontoon would be great..Tight lines to all,,FSHFLTHNKNG.
  2. rockfish Member

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    Manchester, Wa
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    what area are you from?, most people here are trout fisherman so I'm sure you can get a wealth of advise from them. do you live on the west or east side of the sound or else where?

    an 8 weight will catch any thing in these waters, got a 5,7,8, have caught most spieces around the state on a fly rod except freshwater trout or white fish on fly. usually only used the 5 wt except fishing for medium water bottomfish (great sport), 6 wt and clear intermiate and a sink tip will catch any thing aroung the sound. tight lines Ben
  3. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Sedro Woolley, WA, USA.
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    You seem to be well on your way to learning fly fishing WA.

    A 9 weight rod is not to large for steelhead/salmon. I will use anything from an 8 up to an 11 weight depending on where and what I am fishing. For summer run steelies say on the Stilly your 6 weight may be all you need. If you go after winter runs on the Skagit or the pen I suggest an 8 or bigger. The Skagit can give up 20 plus pound steelhead at times and so can the penisula rivers. If this fish is fresh you could have some problems with a lighter weight rod.
  4. fshflthnkng New Member

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    everett, wa, usa.
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    thanx rockfish & kerry..

    Thanx fer the heads-up on line weights...Moved from wisconsin,located in lynnwood, did mostly hard-core walleye,muskie and salmon(great lakes trolling).MISS walleye fillets and chucking for muskies but this fly fishing thing could easily get addictive...(like i need to say that to all you guy's).Tight lines...FSHFLTHNKNG