Doug Rose is author of three Olympic Peninsula Fly-Fishing Guides and editor of the Washington River Maps & Fishing Guide:

The Color of Winter: Steelhead Fly Fishing on the Olympic Peninsula           Fly fishing on the Olympic Peninsula

Fly-Fishing Guide to the Olympic Peninsula - Revised Edition           Washington River Maps and Fishing Guide

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Selected Magazine Articles on Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing by Doug Rose:

  • Freeing the Elwha – American Angler, January/February 2012
  • The Quillayute System – Northwest Fly Fishing, September 2011
  • The Olympic Coastal Strip – Northwest Fly Fishing; November/December 2010
  • Cutts Both Ways – American Angler, July/August 2010
  • Return of the Natives – American Angler, May/June 2009
  • Don't Fear the Midge – Game & Fish, December 2008
  • The Sol Duc River – Northwest Fly Fishing, July/August 2007
  • Olympic National Park – Fly Fisherman, December 2006
  • Cold Steel – American Angler, January/February 2005
  • Northern Hood Canal Cutthroat – Northwest Fly Fishing, Spring 2004
  • Puget Sound Cutts – Fly Fisherman, December 2004
  • Sink-Tips for Winter Steelhead – Salmon-Trout-Steelheader, October-November 2001
  • Olympic Peninsula Steelhead at Stake – Northwest Fly Fishing, Spring 2000
  • Queets River – Northwest Fly Fishing, Winter 1999
  • Wild Steelhead Maintain Purity – Flyfishing, November-December 1997
  • Olympic Treasures – Fly Fisherman, February 1995

Excerpt from Fly–Fishing Guide to the Olympic Peninsula:

“With its strong run of wild fish and rich legacy of Glasso Spey flies, there may very well be no place in North America where the fish, the flies, the river conditions, and a river’s fly–fishing heritage come together in such a compelling way as on the Sol Duc in spring. The Quillayute System produces more wild winter steelhead than any other river in the Pacific Northwest, including many in excess of 20 pounds and few over 30, and the Sol Duc is by far the most productive component of the system. Syd Glasso’s Spey flies were not simply the first North American Spey flies and the first for steelhead. His Sol Duc Series––Sol Duc, Sol Duc Spey and Sol Duc Dark––were created specifically for this river and its fish. For the handful of fly-fishers like Dick Wentworth and Pat Crane who knew him and fished with him, and those of us who have come subsequently, Glasso taught that a sense of beauty and grace in flies and tackle, a reverence for the fish, and affection for tradition were as important as killing fish.” from “Sparkling Water and Spey Flies”

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