Dickson Flyfishing

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Learn the basics of fly-fishing on the Skykomish or Stillaguamish Rivers during 2.5 hours of personalized instruction

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Promotional value expires Jan 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to weather conditions. Must be 8 or older. Add'l $5 fee for rubber boots and/or waders. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $39 for a casting and local-fly fishing intro class for one (an $87.50 value)
  • $78 for the above class for two (a $175 value)
  • $156 for the above class for four (a $350 value)

Designed for beginners, each 2.5-hour class may cover such topics as roll casting, double hauling, and making a proper single-handed cast. The course fee includes six custom flies and a rental rod, but customers will also need a freshwater-fishing license and may require rubber boots and/or waders, which they can rent from Dickson Flyfishing for an additional $5.

Dickson Flyfishing

Mike Dickson plunks his keyboard as he stares into his work computer. But in his mind, he holds a fly rod and looks out onto a river teeming with steelhead. For someone who grew up fly-fishing—including guiding at a river lodge in Alaska and teaching fly-fishing on the weekend—Dickson couldn't endure more than a year at his office job, which he landed out of college. He shuts down his computer one last time and then joins his fisheries biologist dad, Dennis, at Dickson Flyfishing.

Today, the father-son team guides and teaches fly-fishing to all levels of anglers on Olympic Peninsula waters, Puget Sound rivers, and many eastern Washington rivers. Conscious of their environmental impact, the Dicksons lead eco-rafting trips throughout the year on the Skagit, Sauk, and Queets Rivers, as well as fishing trips for steelhead, cutthroat trout, and salmon with scales made of gold. For more adventurous clients, Mike and Dennis guide winter fly-fishing trips for tarpon on the flats of the Caribbean and lead three-day campouts on the Grande Ronde River. Additionally, scenic rafting tours bring visitors up close to wildlife such as eagles. The Dicksons also run a virtual fly shop, where they sell their own line of equipment.

Dickson Flyfishing

A father-son team, Dickson Flyfishing guides and teaches fly-fishing to all levels of anglers on Olympic Peninsula waters, Puget Sound rivers, and many eastern Washington rivers. Conscious of their environmental impact, they lead eco-rafting trips throughout the year on the Skagit, Sauk, and Queets Rivers, as well as fishing trips for steelhead, cutthroat trout, and salmon with scales made of gold. More adventurous clients can embark on winter fly-fishing trips for tarpon on the flats of the Caribbean or three-day campouts on the Grande Ronde River. Additionally, scenic rafting tours bring visitors up close to wildlife such as eagles. Dickson Flyfishing also runs a virtual fly shop, where they sell their own line of equipment.

Customer Reviews

21 Ratings

It was a great class! The location was a bit far for us though.
Carlyn H. · August 17, 2016
Mike was a great instructor. I had come into this class with a small amount of experience and knowledge with my spey casting. He was able to teach me the double spey, help my snap T, and also offer knowledge related to fly fishing in general. I would suggest just a bit more time on the water working actual casts, but overall a great course.
Joshua P. · February 10, 2014
Nice people. Very helpful course for beginners!
Erin G. · October 3, 2013
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    Monroe, Washington 98275

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