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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gift Guide 2014

Still looking for that last-minute holiday gift? We offer gift certificates for any type of angler, but we've put together a short list of things that we'd like to find under the tree this year! Below you'll find staff favorites and new and hot items we have in stock. Please check it out and don't hesitate to give us a ring for additional ideas, 206 362 4030.

 Stocking Stuffers

Top Pick: Simms Skeena Gloves

These 2.5mm neoprene gloves keep your hands warm and dry while you cast, reel and row. Simms really did well with the fit of these gloves. Essentials for the winter steelheader or anyone fishing in cold weather, we hope to find these gloves in all our stockings! 


Elegant Wheatley Fly Boxes

Nothing says you're on the nice list better than a Wheatley Box in your stocking. The ones we have in right now are perfect for summer run steelhead patterns or trout soft hackles. 

So sweet. 


A Fly Box For Any Type of Fly: From Tiny to Tarpon

You'll find them on the top of our fly bins, and they range from simple foam to small-fly specialty and boxes especially for big flies and streamers. 

$10 - $50

Nextcast Spey Fly Lines

These lines had us stoked even before we saw the Spey Sasquatch on the label. The Salar Finder drops just below the surface for a smooth swing and is designed to work with a 10 ft. sinktip, and the Winter Authority 55 has made it onto all our spey reels and works great with your favorite spey rod. A great choice for that classic bar in January when the clarity is good, your cast is dialed in and it's time to cover some water. 


A New Line For a Favorite Rod

No matter what type of fishing you have on your calendar in 2015, there is a fly line that will make it more fun. From the Sharkwave to the Perception to the Ridge to classic tapers that will have you throwing tighter loops and better presentations, the proper line can really make a difference in your experience on the water!

Scientific Anglers, Rio, Airflo

$79.95 - $100

Redesigned Simms Wading Staff

 Pro Wading Staff $149.95

An outstanding redesign, this Simms wading staff stows easily in its improved pouch with a wide opening, assembles into a staff in one quick motion and locks down with a flip tab for extra security when negotiating tough currents.

Buffs to Protect and Cool Skin

Always a safe bet for a piece of gear that will be used and loved, the ubiquitous Buff now comes in a ton of great colors and designs. UV Buffs help protect skin from harmful UV Light.

From $23

Recycled Waders Wallets

Made of upcycled waterproof breathable waders

$15 - $30

High Quality Smith Sunglasses - Try Them On In Shop!

Staff favorites include the Guide's Choice in Photochromic Ignitor - a great choice for the low light of the Puget Sound winter and spring and also a great choice for tropical flats.

$119 - $269

Gifts To Keep Things Dry

Top Pick: Simms Slick Jacket


A shop favorite, the Simms Slick jacket is the culmination of several latest designs from Simms. Built with incredibly waterproof Gore-Tex Pro fabric, the Slick has the same bomber durability that Simms is known for. It will keep you dry in a downpour, and it will last you for years.

There is zippered access to the interior of the jacket (happens to line up very well with the hand warmer pockets on Simms waders), so you don’t have to take off your jacket to warm your hands of find gear in your pockets.

The cuffs won't snag your running line and feel snug against your wrist. The collar stands up separately from the hood, so if there's a window in the Puget Sound rain you can put your hood down and still stay warm in cold temperatures.


Dry and Organized Gear: Simms Collection

Simms Dry Creek Z Backpack $299.95
Simms Dry Creek Z Hip Pack $199.95

Simms has just come out with some really strong offerings in waterproof packs, the Dry Creek Z Backpack and Hip Pack. The instant you put them in your hands you can feel the durability and quality. Totally waterproof zips and burly TPU-coated fabric sets these bags apart from the competition.  Keep your stuff organized and dry this winter and spring with the durability of Simms.

Dry Creek Duffel $169.95
Headwaters Taco Bag $39.95
Dry Creek Hip Pack $119.95
Dry Creek Boat Bag $199.95

Dry and Organized Gear: Patagonia Collection

Stormfront Bags: Sling $199, Roll Top Boat Bag $149, and Pack $299
Great Divider II $249
We've had a hard time keeping these in stock! The Sling is particularly popular for spey anglers, and the Great Divider II has been improved from its predecessor with more storage areas and a tougher design.

Dry and Organized Gear: Umpqua Collection

Tongass 1800 Backpack $229.95
Tongass 650 Waistpack $169.99

Dry Bag 20L $44.99
Dry Bag 2L $24.99

Umpqua hit it out of the park with this series of waterproof packs. Strong welds, well-thought out features and totally waterproof construction makes them an easy choice for anyone heading out in the rain.

Rods for Fly Fishing In Seattle and Washington State

Local Cutthroat Beware! The Sea Trout Burkie is Incredibly Smooth

Sage Rods: made on Bainbridge Island

Award-winning Scott Radian
Radian Reel Seat

We are fully stocked with Winston, Sage, Scott and Burkheimer and can work with any budget. 

Rods start at $99

Fly Tying Vices and Materials

Nor-Vice, Renzetti, Regal vices in stock and ready to tie!
We can work with any tier to come up with a set of materials for specific patterns - also a great way to create stocking stuffers

Vices start at $60

Artisan-Quality Wooden Nets from Fisknat

A nice net makes a big difference in complementing the natural colors of this Yakima River cutthroat. We are also fully stoked with some amazingly strong composite nets from Fishpond.

Fisknat nets are made in Tacoma and start at $95

Hats for Any Type of Angling

The Rep Your Water Coloardo Trout Hat is a popular one

$20 - $35

Materials and Knowhow for Puget Sound Flatwings

The Puget Sound Flatwing is an incredibly effective fly for our local fish. First designed off of Kenny Abram's patterns for East-Coast stripers, you'll find various versions of the Puget Sound flatwing in all of our staff's boxes. We are fully stocked with a variety of feathers and offer instruction in how to achieve the effect of this great pattern.

Expert Instruction on Any Type of Fly Fishing

Dec Hogan Spey Casting Clinic Summertime on Sky

Learn to Catch Local Trout, Steelhead, Sea-Run Cutthroat, and Salmon
We offer instruction on any fly fishing topic, from beginning anglers to expert, and can cater our curriculum to you. We also offer guided trips for steelhead, trout and sea-run cutthroat - a sure way to reduce the learning curve and have a great day on the water!

Intro to Fly Fishing
Puget Sound Fly Fishing
Steelhead Fly Fishing
Local Trout Fly Fishing

Classes start at $71

Carry Your Rod Rigged Up on Your Car


Fly Fishing Board Game


Tenkara Instruction and Tenkara Rods


Tomelleri 2015 Calendar


Outcast Stealth Pro

For the nicest angler on your list, this U-pontoon with oars is capable and totally plush. Let 2015 be the year of exploring local waters.


We are open at 10 AM everyday and fully stocked to outfit any angler.

Happy Holidays!