6/25/24: Tailout Anglers is done guiding for the foreseeable future.


I am moving to the Bay Area, CA over the summer. While this transition is bittersweet, I am excited to soon be working full time at Lost Coast Outfitters fly shop in San Francisco. My destination travel and hosted trips will continue. In conjunction with the shop, I hope to expand travel offerings and hosted trips in the future. If you find yourself in the Bay Area, swing by the shop and say hi. Bring an 8-weight and hit the beach for striped bass too. 


If you need guide reccommendations for Washington, please shoot me an email. I'll be glad to help.


I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who I had the privelege to taking fishing over the last 8 years, those who took me fishing, gave me advice, or were just a friendly face on the water. Tailout Anglers isn't going away entirely, just shifting. Newsletters and trip reports will continue on a more quarterly-ish basis. My Instagram and email will remain the same as well. I will be writing the LCO newsletter too. Visit the website if you want to sign up for that one. I promise, if anything, it will be entertaining.




-Brett Wedeking


Seattle, Washington Fly Fishing Guide Service


Tailout Anglers is the premier Seattle fly fishing guide service offering Puget Sound fly fishing trips, Yakima River fly fishing trips, and Washington steelhead fly fishing trips. We are passionate anglers and conservationists. Fishing is more than just a day on the water, it's a vehicle to explore and share the natural world. We care deeply about the fish we pursue and the environments in which they swim. We strive to share that passion with all our clients. Our fly fishing guided trips aren't just punching a clock and catching a couple of fish, we want our clients to enjoy the experience and become better anglers and naturalists in the process. Our Guided Fishing page has information on our Washington fly fishing options.

Instruction is at our core and introducing new anglers to the sport is fundamental to what we do. Without new anglers taking up rod and reel and existing anglers pushing new boundaries, our sport is dead and the waterways and fish we care about are in trouble.  Private, on the water instruction is available year-round for beginners and intermediate casters. For first timers, it can be as simple as getting a rod in your hand and imparting basic casting skills and getting you pumped about fly fishing. If you want to level up we will get you prepared to throw long leaders on Montana spring creeks or huck 12-weights to Costa Rican tarpon. Two-handed/spey instruction is offered as well. Don't go to the Skagit or the Dean without knowing how to use your spey rod. We can help. Fly tying instruction is also available in either private or group format. Tying classes are taught at Creekside Angling Company in Issaquah. 


When not on the water we're at the vise, spinning up creations for everything from bonefish to steelhead. If you need some custom flies for your next trip check out our Flies page.


Steelhead and trout bums that we are, we love traveling to flyfish and host clients at flyfishing destinations around the globe. We don't fish everywhere, just the most exciting and best run operations. The Travel section has more information on where we like to fish and how to book an adventure.


Tailout Anglers supports clean water, public lands, catch & release of wild & native fish, and sustainable harvest where possible.


Brett Wedeking is an RL Winston pro staffer, Simms product tester and Aqua Flies contract tyer.


Member of the Washington State Guides Association and Outdoor Guide Association.


Tailout Anglers is a Global Rescue  safe travel partner. Go to our travel page for more info.


Tailout Anglers LLC

Seattle, WA



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