Got a raincoat?

Any one want to fish Sunday?  Its gonna be high but I think it will fish, the rivers dropping a bit faster than we expected.

 

An so it rains, and rains and rains and fucking rains.  How much rain is up there?  In the sky?  How much must those clouds weigh? There are oceans of rain up there leaking all over us.  Snow pack?  I don’t know, the last time I could see up there it looked absolutely foreboding, heaps of snow, a swirling madness of snow.

Yo Ben, nice fish!

Yo Ben, nice fish!

bright high water hen

bright high water hen

The fishing is cool, it a very different pace than we are used to.  And the rivers being so high seem like a different place.  I am hoping the fish are enjoying access to all the upper reaches and tribs.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

Forks wa

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Plenty of fishermen

If you want to meet steelhead guides Forks is the place to be right now, I have never seen, or imagined I would see so many guides here.  As for fish, not so much this week.  I had two days where despite great conditions, we blanked completely.

Anil from Puget sound Fly Co.  and Dylan from PlanD fly boxes came out with  Stu and managed to put together a great day with Ryan.

Yep, two at a time

Yep, two at a time

Most days we are able to get ahold of at least a couple like these, just not usually at the same time.

Plan D, with a big hen, Thanks Dylan for all the great photo's!

Plan D, with a big hen, Thanks Dylan for all the great photo’s!

 

Bob Cat running down the river. That just happened.

Bob Cat running down the river. That just happened.

As always we have tons more photo’s than we can post here.  If you don’t see your picture here yet its because we just haven’t gotten to it, or because you need to book a trip.  March 18th and 19th just opened up.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast guides

Forks wa

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Spring, some open dates

High water persists, an so do we.

February 26th is open.  March 2 and 3 are available for a single angler to split. Send us an email if you are interested.

Fishing through some very high flows has been good.  Especially good for spey anglers.  The trick is to pick a good spot and stick with it. The fish are moving, so you don’t have to.

I would not be too disappointed to see little sunshine, but I am sure that will happen soon enough.  I was scoping out some water the other day that I have not spent nearly enough time on.  I am looking forward to the spring days in late April and May to hang out and swing.  I will post some fish a longs and more work shop dates soon.

John with a nice buck

John with a nice buck

Sunday and Monday (Feb 21 and 22) both look like they might work out, and I would love to do a spey day.  If you want to split a boat on one of those days let me know, or better yet, you and two buddies want to come.

Was it all a dream? Winter steelhead fishing alone in the sunshine.

Was it all a dream? Winter steelhead fishing alone in the sunshine.

I might actually get out and fish today, the way the rivers are dropping a guy should take any chance he gets.

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast guides

Forks WA

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What are you doing this Tuesday?

Weather man says it will be the nicest day in a long time, and we have an open boat.

We have open boats on February 9th, 21,22,23, 26th and March 2nd and 3rd

Looking to split a day?

March 6th and 7th are both available for an angler that wants to split a seat.

Russ, who is coming on the 6th has not done a lot of steel heading wants to do a little spey fishing, and a little nymphing, and basically wants to have a fun day learning about steel heading and catching some fish.

Graeme has the 7th and would like to spey fish all day.

If you would like to take the second seat either of these days let us know.

Of course they both also like long walks on the beach and talking about their feelings.

Do they bite in the rain? Is this jacket green?

Do they bite in the rain? Is this jacket green?

 

Big water and lots of it this week.  A couple days of very good fishing and a couple days of working for it.  That said the fish were mostly great quality and the high rivers spread out the crowds nicely.

Here you go Jon!

Here you go Jon!

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

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Open dates, prime time

We were down to a few days left, but we just had another week open up, so here is it is.

The last best dates for native steelhead winter 2016.

Yarnie Joe P. with a nice native hen steelhead

Yarnie Joe P. with a nice native hen steelhead

We have at least one boat open on the following dates, February 1,2,5,6,7,9,10,20,26,29 and March 2,3,6,7.

 

A lightly weighted fly and a short poly leader were all it took to motivate this buck to move more than 20 ft for Rons fly

A lightly weighted fly and a short poly leader were all it took to motivate this buck to move more than 20 ft for Rons fly, swinging for winter steelhead with one handed rods has pretty much disappeared around here.  But sometimes its the best way to go.

Spring summer workshop schedule 2016.

Our workshops are designed to accommodate three guests per day.

If you bring two buddies you have it locked up, other wise we will put the group together.

Cost is $145.00 per guest, lunch and tons of gear provided.

We usually work in a float, but sometimes walk and wade.

One handed spey casting for trout and steelhead.

May 7th.

I wonder how many folks will be interested in this?  This has always been a fascination of mine and I am looking forward to spending some full days on the topic.

Want to cast better? Much better?  The most useful casts I know are one handed spey and roll casts.  Every trout fishermen will benefit from these casts, and they are a lot easier to learn than you might think.

These casts will start off feeling like weird tricks to get your way out of casting from tight spots or weird angles.  But as you begin to be more comfortable with them you find they will replace much of your overhead casting.

If you feel like your one handed over head casting is pretty much under control, and want to move your casting skills a long way down the line, this might be for you.

Spey Catching.

June 4th

I have clients that commonly hook multiple steelhead a day with the spey rod.  A lot of what they are doing different is spending tons of time on the water.  But equally important is a deep understanding of multiple types of presentations.

This workshop will focus on making your spey fishing time more productive.  And help you understand why steelhead and salmon take a swung fly.

We will do a float and fish several different pieces of water with different lines and tips, and maybe some dry flies.

I will bring a ton of rods and lines and we might even screw up and catch a steelhead.

As the dates fill we will add some more, and we have a few other workshops I would like to add.

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Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

Forks Wa

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Fishing tomorrow

Rivers are greening up and my clients for tomorrow can’t make it.  Anyone in the mood for a fish along,   I may have a second angler also..

Its gonna be high, but it looks like fun to me.

Lets go fishing.

Jim Kerr

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Its here.

Plan D!

Plan D!

Winter steelhead season maybe starts with hatchery fish in November, but its different when it gets to the point that the native fish are moving in respectable numbers.

We are on the long slide to spring.  And the fishing has started.

Brand new upriver buck.

Brand new upriver buck.

We have some January dates open, and yes we have a few February and March dates left also.

I am glad it warmed up

I am glad it warmed up

 

Jim Kerr

Rain Coast Guides

Forks Washington

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