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Old 07-23-2001, 07:31 PM
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Absolutely, Juro. Just as there is a loosely knit band of North Puget Sound Steelhead flyfishers, so to is there a growing group of Puget Sound beach flyfishers.

There are the guides and more experienced anglers who have been the innovators of many of the techniques being used -they've been at it for the past 10-20 years. Then there are the growing # of new converts that are just discovering the enjoyment of walking the Sound's many beaches searching for feeding fish. I'm one of the "new" group - just learning the nuances of high/low tides, the varying retrieves of the floating and subsurface flies, and the various organisms (candlefish, sand eels, euphasids, herring) I'm attempting to imitate.

SW/Puget Sound flyfishing is definitely addictive, as is the ability to fish effectively with a floating fly even into the winter months! The times I've been out lately, there have been 5-6 other beach flyfishers working the tide change with us. The nice part of this equation is that, unlike steelheading, there is no "hot" run so angling pressure is dispersed and I'm not as depressed seeing other fishermen already on the water when I arrive!
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