Northwest Fly Anglers   

A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club

Olympic Peninsula Rivers

  • March 04, 2016
  • March 06, 2016
  • Olympic Natural Resources Center


Outing Leader: Maura Johnson

Registration Closed

The Bogachiel, Queets, Sol Duc, Hoh, Calawah are all names of legendary rivers that bring visions of large winter run steelhead to the minds of steel headers throughout the northwest. These rivers are within easy striking distance of the Olympic Natural Resources Center (ONRC), which will be the NFA’s refuge during the Olympic Peninsula Outing on March 4-6. Contact ONRC before February 20, 2016 to reserve your lodging at the facility.Marianne Mitchell has graciously offered to host an evening soiree at her place in Forks on the 4th. Her email address will be provided to you when you register. Please check in with Marianne if you plan to go. The rest of the week-end will be at the ONRC.

The $40 outings fee covers the rental of the main dining and meeting areas of the ONRC and all the food for the weekend, starting with Saturday breakfast and including lunches. To rent a bunk bed or double-occupancy apartment at the ONRC call Theresa Santman at (360) 374-4550 or (206) 685-9477 x223 or you may reserve lodging here.

What to Bring: 

  • Licenses: Washington fishing license with a steelhead punch card. 
  • Clothes: Bring lots of warm clothes, including head coverings, and rain gear. Wool and Gore-Tex is the recipe here. Leave an extra change of dry clothes in the car. 
  • Gear: Plan on needing 7-9 weight rods. Great opportunity for double-handed Spey and switch rods. Sink-tip lines can make all the difference between nothing and something at the end of the day. Fly patterns range from Spey flies to standard winter steelhead patterns in flashy colors. 
  • Felt-soled wading boots, long Johns under your waders, a wading staff, polarized glasses, and hand warmers for those over the age of 30. 
  • Bring a camera in a waterproof case (heavy-duty Ziplock bag will do). Water bottle with something warm. Don’t leave camp without your lunch (provided). 

Getting There: 

  • Via Ferry Take the Edmunds-Kingston Ferry. 
  • Then follow routes 104 and 101 all the way to Forks (116 miles). 
  • Look for the ONRC on the left two miles south of the bridge into Forks.

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