Fly Tying Demos w/ Justin Waters

 

Free Fly Tying Demos w/ Justin – Saturday all day!

11am-12:30pm Fly Tying Tips and Tricks – Fly tying techniques that will greatly improve the fishability & durability of your flies. There will be methods in how to reduce bulk, time, keel your flies better, and make better looking, more effective flies for all sorts of species. Plus a few tying tricks and techniques that are just plain fun!

1:30-3:30pm Fly Tying for Puget Sound – Techniques used to make effective flies for Sea Run Cutthroat and Salmon in Puget Sound. We will discuss materials, methods, and how to fish these flies effectively. Feel free to ask questions about flies, techniques, or rigging for puget sound fishing.

4:30-7pm – Open Tie! – Come on down, bring your vise, adult beverages, some materials, and come fill some fly boxes! Feel free to ask questions, try some new materials, and watch some folks tie flies here at the shop! Winter is tying season and it has felt a lot like winter in the last couple of weeks…

We’re going to offer 10% off of all fly tying tools and materials. 25% off of all fly shop logo’d fly boxes and buy $100 or more and get a free high fives from Justin (50 cents value!).

We have been working our tails off for the past two months and are excited to announce the launch of our new eCommerce site! Quite a few of our items are on there (over 5,000 of them in fact). But we still have more to do! The site is functional and awesome. We will continue to fix, tweak, and add over the next several weeks.

 

Patagonia M’s Down Sweater Vest
$179
$99.99
Patagonia W’s Ultralight Down Sweater Jacket
$299
$149.99
Patagonia Black Hole Pack
$149.95
$89.99
Patagonia Stormfront Roll Top Boat Bag
$149
$89.99
Patagonia Sweet Pack Vest
$199
$139.30

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Sea Run Cutthroat fishing has been solid through the fall and into this winter. Yet the short days and dreary weather makes us think forward to Spring of 2017. Chum fry, the days get nicer and nicer instead of shorter and wetter, fly boxes are full, the cutthroat are slapping bait off the surface… I for one can hardly wait! PLUS, with the chum fry we know that we are getting closer and closer to that Western Washington summer! Why not kick it off by getting a bent rod? Why not get half off a guided fishing trip? Why not do it while supporting a fantastic cause that benefits every Coastal Cutthroat you have ever attempted to catch and every fishermen that enjoys them all at the same time?

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Well here’s what you need to do! Go here and read about the Coastal Cutthroat Coalition and donate $250 between now and Dec. 3rd and get entered into a chance to win a guided fishing trip with Justin Waters (@flyfishingjustinwaters) of Gig Harbor Fly Shop. With your donation you will get a Coffee Mug, a Decal and entered into the raffle for the trip. unnamed

Cheers guys, and good Luck!

Justin Waters

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We had such a fun 2016 Cutthroat season, and it’s not wrapped up yet, but as the leaves fall and winter is creeping in I can’t help but reflect on what a great season it has been!
Fishing this spring started early and came on strong. Chum fry were out in full force from mid February and stuck around till the end of May! They were thick on the canal early and hung in the northern parts of the canal and sound later than in the past. All of this bait kept the cutthroat happy and fattened them up really quickly after their spawning season. This also had them frenzying after flies with a noticeable disregard for their well being.
Summer was nothing short of spectacular with noticeably larger fish being brought in all over Puget Sound and Hood Canal. We discuss this every season but there seems to be more and larger fish annually out here, and hopefully with the start of the Coastal Cutthroat Coalition we will have some scientific facts to back this up! It seems pretty obvious that the fishery is improving year to year due to catch and release and a great community of contentious fly fishermen and light tackle fishing.
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Fall has just been crazy, our coho season was nipped in the butt by WDFW and the retention limits for anglers on hood canal crazy high with four wild fish! Although WDFW and the tribes did everything they could to ruin our fall season we managed to have a fantastic coho season on the canal and a even better one for Sea Run Cutthroat! From September-now we have seen big numbers and big fish pretty much every day we have been on the water! With the days shortening and the number of days on the water slowing down the fishing still remains strong! We are even starting to see massive numbers of Chum salmon rolling in threatening to break all of our gear!
Thanks for a great 2016 season, we hope to finish up the year strong and see you for winter steelhead and in february for the kick off of chum fry!

We have some great deals on Black Friday this year. This is just some of the deals. We have other in store deals going on. You’re crazy if you pass up the deal on these rods!

Echo Solo 7’6″ 3wt 4pc Fly Rod w/ Line – only $60! (Originally $160)

Echo Edge 7’8″ 3wt 4pc Fly Rod w/ Presentation Line – only $120! (Originally $280)

Echo Prime 8’10” 8wt, 10wt, 12wt 1 piece fly rods – $449, only $199! $149 when purchased w/ reel.

All fly boxes 50% off!

Huge Patagonia selection 50% off!

All trout flies 1/2 off!

1/2 Price New Phase Plastic Stripping Basket! ($64.95 $32.47!)

Free Dr. Slick Tool Set & Free Fly Tying 1.1 class w/ Purchase of Renzetti Vise! 

We have a bunch of $1 bargins too!

 

We also have deals for Black Friday at Gig Harbor Watersports. We’ll be open 9am-6pm at both shops that day. Mark your calendars!

We have some great deals on Black Friday this year and wanted to give you just a quick sneak peak before we roll out the big announcement next week.

Echo Solo 3wt Fly Rod w/ Line – only $60!

All fly boxes 50% off!

Huge Patagonia selection 50% off!

All trout flies 1/2 off!

We have a bunch of other surprises at the Fly Shop and at Gig Harbor Watersports. We’ll open at 9am at both shops that day. Mark your calendars!

This Saturday November 19 @ 9am

If you are a steelhead fly tier, you know OPST. They have been at the front of tying innovation when it comes to intruders, shank flies, and more. This Saturday, Nov 19th @ 9am to learn all sorts of tips and tricks about composite loops with Ben from OPST. Composite loops are not only for steelhead flies, they also work great on streamers and baitfish patterns. The demo is free.

 

Buy any spey rod from now until 11/30 and get a free 2 hour spey casting class. We have one more class on the books: 12/3. It’s from 1-3pm and will go over the fundamentals of spey casting and give you a chance to hone your skill.

This deal is for any spey rod in the shop. But check out these two deals above! Echo TR normally $349, now only $199 and the Echo Dec Hogan II normally $389, now only $219. These are great deals, especially considering you get a free casting class AND a free $40 running line.

Friday, November 18 12-5pm

We are really excited about this Bainbridge Island event we have put together for this Friday. You’re going to want to call in sick for this one!

The first part of the event is a SAGE factory tour. You’ll get to see how each SAGE rod is constructed and the 88 hands that touch each one. You’ll get to meet the R&D department and hear about the process they go through to discover, design, and test their products. You’ll also get to meet and hear from some of the SAGE staff and hear about what they do and answer any questions you have.

After the factory tour we will head back to the facility we rented for a happy hour event and screening of the new film Finding Fontinalis and a chance to learn more about the Coastal Cutthroat Coalition!

You must sign up and pay ($10) in advance. We will email you the specifics about where to meet, etc.

Schedule:

12pm – Meet Up

12:30-3:15pm – SAGE Factory Tour

3:30pm – Happy Hour/Coastal Cutthroat Coalition

4pm – Finding Fotinalis film

5pm – It’s over!

To sign up, stop by the shop or give us a call 253-851-3474

SAGE Factory Tour & Film Event
Next Friday, November 18 12-5pm

We are really excited about this Bainbridge Island event we have put together for next Friday. You’re going to want to call in sick for this one!

The first part of the event is a SAGE factory tour. You’ll get to see how each SAGE rod is constructed and the 88 hands that touch each one. You’ll get to meet the R&D department and hear about the process they go through to discover, design, and test their products. You’ll also get to meet and hear from some of the SAGE staff and hear about what they do and answer any questions you have.

After the factory tour we will head back to the facility we rented for a happy hour event and screening of the new film Finding Fontinalis and a chance to learn more about the Coastal Cutthroat Coalition!

You must sign up and pay ($10) in advance. We will email you the specifics about where to meet, etc.

Schedule:

12pm – Meet Up

12:30-3:15pm – SAGE Factory Tour

3:30pm – Happy Hour/Coastal Cutthroat Coalition

4pm – Finding Fotinalis film

5pm – It’s over!

To sign up, stop by the shop or give us a call 253-851-3474

Finding Fontinalis Official Trailer from Cinema Digital Productions on Vimeo.

November 1811am-6pm

We’re hosting a fun event at the Sage Fly Rod factory on Bainbridge Island and Suquamish Clearwater Casino! More details coming soon!

Tickets ($10) go on sale for this event Nov. 5!

 

 

Saturday November 19 @ 9am

If you are a steelhead fly tier, you know OPST. They have been at the front of tying innovation when it comes to intruders, shank flies, and more. Come Nov 19th @ 9am to learn all sorts of tips and tricks about composite loops with Ben from OPST. The demo is free.

The festivities start Friday at noon with Olympic swimmer, Amanda Beard, Christening a kayak with a beer! We have some excellent guest speakers, food, and beer. Come on down and check out the new store! It is only two doors down from the fly shop, next to the park!

Schedule:

Friday

12pm – Grand Opening Ceremony

12-6pm – Open hours, Hors d’oeuvres, fancy cookies, and giveaways.

4pm – Happy Hour

Saturday

9-6pm – Open hours, Hors d’oeuvres, fancy cookies, and giveaways.

11am – Free Seminar – Dick Wark (Gig Harbor Watersports Hobie Fishing Team Member) – Kayak Fishing for Salmon & Bottom Fishing from Ocean to Estuary

1pm – Free Seminar – Brad Hole (Regional Hobie Fishing Team Member) – Trolling Lead Core Line for Local Lakes

4pm – Happy Hour

Sunday

9-6pm – Open Hours, Hors d’oeuvres, fancy cookies, and giveaways.

1pm – Free Seminar – Bryant Hawkins (Gig Harbor Watersports) – Paddles! Choosing, sizing, and using the right paddle.

4pm – Happy Hour

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Buy any spey rod from now until 11/30 and get a free 2 hour spey casting class. We currently have two classes on the books: 11/12 or 12/3. They’re both from 1-3pm and will go over the fundamentals of spey casting and give you a chance to hone your skill.

This deal is for any spey rod in the shop. But check out these two deals below! Echo TR normally $349, now only $199 and the Echo Dec Hogan II normally $389, now only $219. These are great deals, especially considering you get a free casting class AND a free $40 running line.

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matt-face-jpg-2-cropped Matt Callies – Director of Product Development at Loon Outdoors

Matt gave an incredible demo last year and we’re having him back! He will be rollin bugs at the shopstarting this Saturday at 9am. Come learn some new techniques from Matt. He will highlight some of Loon’s killer UV products as well as show off some cool new materials from Hareline.

9am – Trout Streamers for Freshwater & Puget Sound

12pm – Free BBQ

1pm – Steelhead Flies

Sage X Party
Thursday August 11 5-8pm

We just got a big order of new Sage X fly rods in stock and next week Sage is throwing a party at our place to give you an opportunity to meet some of the guys from Sage, hear about the new rod, and give it a try. Beer and food is provided and there will be plenty of Sage X rods available to try out.