2022 Outings & Events

PSFF Outings 

 

Puget Sound Fly-Fishers club outings offer something for everyone. There are day trips, weekday and weekend as well as multi-day outings. There are saltwater and freshwater trips. There are trips that are not only for trout but for walleye, carp, bass, salmon, shad, tiger muskie and coastal cutthroat.
 
Click 2022 Outings Schedule Button above to view planned events for 2022.  Note: The events and details on the Outings Schedule are sometimes updated as circumstances demand. Unfortunately, insurance concerns limit outings participation to PSFF club members.

Never Too Early to Plan (Before It Gets Too Late)

 

Fellow Fly Fishers;
 

You asked for it, you got it. The strategy for this year’s outing schedule is a direct result from your input on the recent membership survey. More moving water, more weekends, more advanced planning. 

 

Some might say that fishing outings are at the heart of the club because they offer two of the most valued benefits, according to survey responses: social interaction and fly-fishing education. So pull out your calendars and start marking down some of these events for 2022. You’ll have more fun, make more friends and improve your knowledge of this soul-restoring sport.

 

You may notice that a preponderance of the outings will take place on Saturdays immediately following the monthly meetings. This allows me one last opportunity to plug the outing while the iron is hot. Details about the fishing location will be provided as outing dates approach, and signup sheets will be posted on clipboards at the in-person meetings two months prior to each event. Expect earlier planning notifications for overnight outings. You can also email me at dfrazier@wavecable.com or call me on my cell, (360) 265-6963, to get added to the participation list.

 

The importance of seasonality in fly-fishing was also factored into this schedule. Estimated river flows, weather, fish runs and stocking programs were also part of the alchemy. 

 

Special Save-the-Date Shout-Out: PSFF’s long-established Park Lake outing will be held per tradition on the third weekend of May, this year being May 20-22. When making your reservations with the Sun Village Resort, think about adding days if you want to explore abundance of great waters in the area. Sun Village Resort is situated between Park and Blue lakes, both of which fish great for rainbows (and some browns) but you can also easily reach Lenore Lake (Lahontan cutthroat), Dry Falls Lake, Deep Lake, Banks Lake and Rocky Ford spring creek, among many others. If you haven’t been on this outing, or haven’t been for awhile, please jump on this one. Check out sunvillageresort.com for reservations (tents, RVs and cabins). We’ll be monitoring when the resort starts accepting reservations. More details to come.

 

And yes, you are seeing correctly. I did schedule two getaway outings in June, just because it can be such an awesome month for fishing. If you’ve never experienced a tight line on a 3- to 6-pound shad – “the poor man’s tarpon” – now’s your chance. And Leech Lake is usually on fire when you’re fishing damselfly nymphs or caddis patterns in June.

 

In addition to the following monthly outings, I’ll be adding “flash” outings whenever I see special opportunities. Many of these will be mid-week meet-ups with less advance warning. Keep your eyes open for announcements on our club communication platforms.

 

My plan is to attend each club meeting and, to the best of my ability, act as a gillie at each outing. I will try to make myself available at the arrival times to gab with members and answer any lingering questions. I do not pretend to be an expert, but like so many of you, I know just enough to give some tactical advice. I’ll also be leaning on you to spill the beans!
 
David Frazier,
Outings Director

 

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