November Meeting – Nick Clayton – Fly Fishing Puget Sound
November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come join us in November to hear Nick Clayton, the owner of South Sound Skiffs, present on Fly Fishing for Sea Run Cutthroat and Coho in Puget Sound. His talk will focus on details about the fish, seasons, gear, how to go about finding places to fish, reading the water, techniques for fly fishing for these fish from the beach as well as from a boat, flies and miscellaneous details regarding the fishery.
Nick Clayton has been fly fishing for almost 25 years. He received his first fly rod when he turned 15 and fly fishing has been his obsession ever since. When he is not on the water he is tying flies, researching fishing, and figuring out how to better target the species he is fishing for. He started fly fishing Puget Sound as a casual angler, but for the last 10 years he has been concentrating on it year round, averaging 150-200 days a year. He founded South Sound Skiffs in 2016 so he could focus on guiding these home waters, and really enjoys sharing this fishery with others. He has chased nearly every fish available in Washington’s coastal waters with a fly rod, including: coho, chinook, pink, and chum salmon, sea run cutthroat, rockfish, lingcod, albacore tuna and even flounder. If it swims in our salt waters he will gladly fish for it. However his favorite fish to target in Washington salt waters is definitely coho. He is one of only two full time fly fishing guide services in Puget Sound with a salmon charter license.