Dickson Flyfishing

Since 1984 Dickson fly fishing has been guiding and teaching clients how to fish for Steelhead, Salmon and trout.  We offer guided river float trips, walk and wade, beach, and lake fishing. We fish Spey and single handed rods. Puget sound rivers including the Sauk, Skagit, Stillaguamish and Skykomish. In the Spring we live on the Olympic Peninsula fly fishing for Wild steelhead on the Queets, Hoh, Bogachiel, Sol Duc, Clearwater, Upper Quinault, and Humptulips. Fall Steelhead include the Grande Ronde River, Methow and Wenatchee. Contact us to get on the water and fly fishing!
Fishing Trips
/ Boat
1 - 2 anglers
4 hours - 3 days
Fishing Waters:
Come visit the lovely Methow Valley in Eastern Washington for your Summer trout or Fall Steelhead experience. The clean & clear Methow River is a lovely fishery with a population ... moreof beautiful Rainbow, Cutthroat and Cuttbow Trout along with aggressive wild and hatchery steelhead in the fall.


Daily trout trips - July - Sept

Daily Steelhead trips Mid October - November 15th

Your professional/instructional fly fishing guide will assist you in everything from learning how to fish the river and what techniques to use to get fish. With our custom self-bailing rafts you will be floating the way you should be safe and comfortable. Our agenda includes drifting from pool to pool. Some we will wade, others we fish from the rafts.

Trout: The summer time fly fishing along the Methow River is a consistent fishery with great action and less pressure than the Yakima. From the serious to the novice angler the Methow River fly fishing has something for everyone. Trout include rainbows up to "18 + and nice westsloap cutthroat and the elusive big cuttbows. Our biggest Cuttbow was 28 Inches!

Steelhead: Come check out this strong run of steelhead. We fish traditional surface and sub-surface swings along with nymph techniques depending on angler preference. Hatchery fish can be kept for the freezer. Each morning your guide will meet you riverside or at your hotel ready to hit the river.
Mike Dickson grew up Flyfishing in his home town of Arlington, WA where he began fly fishing since the age of 8. He started his guiding career helping his dad with trips in 1995 and ... moreMike then went to work as a Flyfishing guide for the Tsui River lodge in Alaska . He came home and traveled out of state to college for a couple years and then back home to finish school. Mike would work as a flyfishing guide for Dickson Flyfishing on the weekends and spare time.

After sitting at the computer for a year, Mike realized he had to make a decision. He needed to work full time as a Flyfishing guide and in 1999, he became a full time guide. Chasing steelhead and local game is a fun & strategic game that he passionately plays. Mike admits he loves the outdoors and particularly this type of work. He enjoys the people and lifestyle and plans on guiding, teaching and fishing his whole life. Mike is excited that are so many great fisheries in the Northwest and around the world. Exploring new fisheries, preserving existing fisheries, and providing anglers with new ways and places to fish, are all part of the fun.

Mike is the owner/operator of Dickson's virtual flyshop, where he and his Dad have developed their own line of flyfishing equipment, lines and flies for their students.
As a native of the Pacific Northwest, Dennis Dickson has lived in Arlington his entire life, (except for two years while attending the University of Washington and another two years ... morein Hawaii.)Dennis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, College Of Fisheries in 1978 working the next eight years as a full-time fisheries biologist. Dennis expanded beyond the biology field and began guiding fly anglers in the mid 1980's. In 1990 Dennis recognized many of the challenges associated to fisheries were habitat related. He branched out into the environmental section, graduating from the Wetland Institute of Technology in 1990. Dennis has spent the past 21 years, working as both a Biological environmental/fisheries consultant as well as a flyfishing guide.Dennis and his son Mike share their vast outdoor experience, including the teaching of their highly popular flyfishing schools. Flyfishsteelhead.com is among the most widely read Internet weekly steelhead flyfishing reports in the state of Washington. Dennis also has personally written over 40 articles and stories about steelhead flyfishing.Dennis & Mike spend their time guiding and eco rafting for salmon & steelhead throughout the year in regions like the Skagit & Sauk Rivers in the North sound, the Olympic Peninsula’s Queets River, and southeast Washington’s Grande Ronde. Dennis enjoys all aspects of fisheries work, which includes preserving spawning streams & watershed protection. Sharing this education with guests on river rafting tours, is his way of giving something back. He and his sweet wife Dawn have been married for 35 years. (Any wife who can put up with a Biologist/Flyfishing guide as a husband should get some kind of congressional medal.) They have three wonderful kids, Mike being the oldest. Dennis is happy working in his community and church (when he is in town). He enjoys people and loves fish. Watching guests come away with a greater watershed appreciation is a thrill that never goes away.
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