Seattle, WA

Quick Facts and Pricing

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Season
All Year
Length
Full day trips, 8-9 hours fishing time
Half day trips, 4-5 hours fishing time
Pricing
$495 Full day float trips, 1-2 anglers
$425 Full day walk and wades, 1-2 anglers
$325 Half day walk and wades, 1-2 anglers
$25 additional on Puget Sound trips
$75 additional for 3rd angler
Prices do not include WA sales tax
Species
Native/Wild Steelhead
Native West Slope Cutthroat
Native Coastal Cutthroat
Wild Rainbow
Dolly Varden
Coho/Silver Salmon
Pink/Humpy Salmon
Chinook/King Salmon
Smallmouth Bass
Carp

Details

Rods
Steelhead: Spey Rods 7-9wt rods with multi-tip lines, single handed rods 7-9 wt. with floating and shooting head lines or multi tip lines for steelhead and coho.
Creeks:  000-3wt rods with floating lines
Saltwater:  6wt rods with floating or intermediate lines
Trout:  4-6wt rods with floating lines
Bass:  5-6wt rods with floating lines
Flies
Steelhead: Bunny Leeches, Egg Sucking Leeches, Flatwing General Practitioners, Mega Moal, Skagit Minnows, Morrish’s Trailer Trash, River Rats, Fergus Rock Star, Skunks, Purple Perils, Skykomish Sunrises for steelhead. Flesh flies, egg patterns for Dolly Varden and pink, purple and chartreuse flies for coho.
Sizes
Steelhead: 4-2/0 for steelhead and salmon flies
Food
Menu options for full day trips — Lunch
Clothing and Equipment Lists
Winter or summer
EWA Cancellation Policy
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Fly fishing around Seattle is filled with a variety of both resident and anadromous species, dramatically different watersheds and more public water than you can find in most states, much less within a couple short hours of downtown. This page is to give you a better idea of the locations of some of our fisheries relative to the city and to give you some other helpful information regarding our trips and what we provide.

Emerald Water Anglers, LLC is a fully licensed and insured guide service in the state of Washington.

Group trips or casting clinics are welcome as we have 13 guides locally that are all accomplished instructors as well as guides. We only allow2 anglers per guide as we feel this affords you the time with your guide to learn as much as possible while sharing the water with them. A guided trip is more than just going to the water to catch fish, it is a fun, educational experience.

Gift Certificates are available in any denomination.

For those new to the sport, we have a full line of top demo gear available as well. Rods from Scott, Sage and Winston are available. This is great for those thinking of a new rod purchase in the near future. Also Simms and Patagonia waders and boots for the best comfort and performance. We also utilize Cloudveil, Simms and Patagonia waders and boots for best performance and comfort. There is no charge for the use of our gear as we want you to be using the most appropriate equipment for where you will be fishing.

For those bringing their own gear, here are some checklists for each season:
Click on the following for clothing and equipment lists for the appropriate season:

Summer or Winter

We are a strict catch and release fly fishing guide service. We believe this preserves our fisheries so that when you arrive to fish with us, we know and you know there will be fish awaiting you and your fly.

All of our staff are accomplished photographers as well and carry cameras on their trips so that if you forget yours, you won’t miss a shot of that great fish you are sure to catch or of you fishing in one of our scenic locations.

For non anglers traveling with anglers, there is plenty to do in Seattle as well. Feel free to ask us for ideas on activities as well as places to stay in the area. We have worked hard to create relationships with many of the hotels and
spas in the area.

Below are some of our favorites places to visit:

Chateau St. Michelle Winery
Columbia Winery
Red Hook Brewery
Museum of Flight
Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder

Our favorite places to stay:

Salish Lodge and Spa
Cedarbrook Lodge
Hotel Ballard
The Woodmark Hotel
The Sorento Hotel
The Willows Lodge
Three Tree Point B&B
Inn at the Market
Edgewater Hotel

A few more modestly priced downtown options as well.

6th Avenue Inn
Ramada Inn
Silver Cloud Inn
Marriott Hotel
Hotel Nexus

Also during your stay here in Seattle, please frequent some of our better friends who own some great establishments for dinner and drinks while here in town.

Steelhead Diner
Tini Biggs
Blueacre Seafood
Dahlia Lounge

We do not offer refunds on trip cancellations as we have limited space available. Please read our Cancellation Policy. Once a spot is full, reselling that space can be difficult. We do allow you to use your deposit for a future reservation up to 6 months after the previous trip date. For both your protection and ours, we highly recommend Trip Insurance for all trips, local, regional and international. When emailing or calling for details and reservations, please ask and we can mail you a brochure outlining the benefits.

For payment options, we accept cash, check and the following credit cards:

In short, we want to do all we can to ensure you have the best trip possible while visiting Seattle, and fishing with us.