NOTICE: Guided fishing has resumed! Guided fishing, with restrictions, is allowed again under the Phase 1 reopening of WA state. Please contact me to book a trip and I can go over the restrictions and safety measures involved. Now booking trips on Puget Sound, the Yakima and mountain streams beginning in late June.
NEWS: We have just secured a week at Turneffe Flats Lodge in Belize for June 2021. Turneffe is one of the largest expanses of flats and mangroves in the Caribbean and hosts some of the most diverse fishing opportunities on the planet. Check out the Travel page or shoot me a call or email for more info.
I will not be returning to guide in Alaska this summer, and while I will dearly miss it, that just means more opportunity to fish with you locally. Sea-run cutthroat trips will recommence as soon as this corona BS is over and continue into December. I will be spending a couple weeks on the Grande Ronde in October, where I cut my teeth guiding, some years back. I'll be on the sticks running overnight trips for Grande Ronde Angler with special guest host Jerry French. Check out the guiding page for more info. A few spots are still available.
Tailout Anglers is a Seattle based operation specialized in everything fly fishing. We are on the water year-round, guiding anglers across Washington, fishing mainly for trout and steelhead, and occasionally bass. During select seasons we head up to southwest Alaska, guiding at Sandy River Lodge for chinook salmon and steelhead on the fly. We are passionate anglers and conservationsists. 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 environs in which they swim. We strive to share that passion with all our clients. Our guided days aren't just punching a clock and catching a couple fish, we want our clients to enjoy the experience, become better anglers and naturalists in the process. Our Guided Fishing page has information on our destinations from fly fishing Seattle to around the state and Alaska.
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. Brett is also a contract tyer for Aqua Flies.
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 and catch & release of wild & native fish.