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.