On the Water Log

Well known Puget Sound fly fisherman Richard Stoll will be signing copies of his new book, Fly-Fishing Inshore Saltwaters for Pacific Salmon, tomorrow, June 2, at Peninsula Outfitters in Poulsbo from 11 am to 2 pm. Richard works in the shop part time and this will be a great opportunity to talk to him in a relaxed and friendly setting. I will have a review of the book in my Summer Newsletter, which I hope to have up by the end of next week.

Tomorrow is also the opening day for rivers and beaver ponds on the Olympic Peninsula. It’s been raining here off and on, sometimes pretty hard, all week, and the Hoh is definitely a goner. I will probably get up early and head to a trib that often has early cutts in it.

By the way, I still haven’t made it up to my mountain lake. The day I drove over to do it, there were two cars at the trailhead, and I am definitely not going to expend all the effort to get up there to participate in group fishing. If I considered fishing a team sport, I would still be guiding for winter steelhead.

Finally, it was in the Forks Forum today that Rayonier will no longer open Tumbling Rapids or the Promised Land campgrounds. That makes me sad. I spent an entire summer once moving between Tumbling Rapids and Bear Creek. I learned a lot about handling dry lines and floating flies for steelhead that summer.

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