Customer service is our game.
We strive to give each and every guest in our shop
a welcome, unintimidating feeling of comfort and trust.
Our goal is to get you what you need, when you need
it. If you don't know where to go to fish, we'll tell
you. If you don't know what to use there, we will
help you find it or tie it or rig it.
Pete started Fly Fishing at the age of 8 or 9,
but really got into it in the mid 80's. After a Steelhead
trip with his father in 1984 he was hooked and moved
to the northwest in 1986. On his way out to Seattle,
he stopped at Yellowstone Park for a day of fishing
that turned into a week. What was once a favorite
pastime slowly became an obsession and after acquiring
more rods, reels and waders than he knew what to do
with, he and Hugh decided the only thing they didn’t
have was a Fly Shop, so in 1994 they opened Creekside
Angling Company. Pete has fished all over Montana,
Idaho and Wyoming. He's caught Tarpon in the keys,
Permit in Belize, Bonefish in Mexico, Tuna and Stripped
Bass in the Atlantic and Trout in the Catskills. Pete’s
favorite places to fish are Montana Spring Creeks.
Long leaders, tiny flies, and the thrill of stalking
large trout make it in his opinion, "The ultimate
challenge". When not fishing in Montana, Peter
can be found upland bird hunting in Eastern Washington
and Cental Oregon. He is happy to show you where to
find the best fishing and hunting in the Northwest.
Keith has been fishing his entire life, and flyfishing
for the last 20 or so years. His first serious interest
in fishing was gear fishing for steelhead, but once
he picked up a fly rod he was hooked.Keith prefers
to fish for trout in larger western steams, and also
enjoys fishing the salt for just about anything that
swims from ling cod to searun cutts. His favorite
spot is the Yakima river in Central Washington, it's
relatively close to Seattle and has some fantastic
hatches. Allowed a few extra days for travel, you'll
find Keith on his way to say, southeastern Idaho.
Keith also has a photography business, the focus is
on landscapes and macro entomology. Keith has fished
all over Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Alaska and
Dan has been fly fishing since 1962, and has fished
all over the United States, and a bit in Mexico and
the Bahamas. Dan has been working in specialty fly
fishing retail for over 26 years. A resident of Camano
Island, Dan's affinity for the saltwater has developed
into more than a significant offshoot of his decades-old
passion for steelhead on the fly. He has been and
instructor and mentor for countless flyfishers over
the years, and has a significant following, to say
the least. As a professional rock & roll drummer,
Dan has countless stories of life on the road in the
60's & 70's, when his band opened for acts like
the Animals, Lovin' Spoonful and the Yardbirds. Dan
partied with Joe Walsh in Denver in 1971. If Dan could
choose any place and any time to take his last fishing
trip, he would choose the Methow River in October,
1984, when he hooked 23 steelhead on a floating line
in 3 1/2 days of fishing, and didn't talk to another
Fishing with flies in the West has turned out
to be just the beginning for Hugh, and before the
expansion of his lineage, he managed to fish about
100 days each year on both the wonderful home waters
of Washington state, as well as Idaho, Montana, and
Wyoming. Opening Creekside with business partner and
angling mentor Pete Corbett accelerated Hugh's passion
for Fly Fishing. His fondest angling memories are
mostly from warmer, shallower waters in Belize and
the Bahamas, but Hugh's roots are in trout fishing
the cold waters of Washington, Montana and Yellowstone.
More recent excursions to northern British Columbia
have broadened the angling illness significantly.
These days Hugh is anxiously awaiting the end of diapers
for his youngest son, at which point he will resume
his regular regimen of fishing more than not fishing.
Have a look at the fishing reports and the archives...if
you crack a smile, you've made his day.
Charlie has tried very hard not to let his obsession
with fly fishing take over his entire life... and
failed... in epic proportion. His parents knew there
was something wrong with him at a young age when he
would dissapear for hours after school only to return
home after dark ranting wildly about monster largemouths
and smelling of fish. His affliction soon grew beyond
small local lakes and ponds and spread to the vast
system of rivers and streams which stretch like arteries
across the landscape of Northern California where
he spent his childhood, adolescense and college years.
During this time he fished for every species he could
in every river or stream possible, from slab carp
in the UC Davis Arboretum to halfpounder steelhead
in the American, Yuba, Feather and Trinity systems.
Fly fishing took hold of his life for good when he
left college, and brought him to Driggs, Idaho where
he spent his days guiding on the South Fork of the
Snake River and learning the wonders of the fabled
Chernobyl Ant. He has since made a home for himself
in Seattle, Washington where he currently resides.
When not in the shop he can be found guiding, frantically
tying flies for his next outing or more than likely
standing with his feet in a body of water and his
fly riding the currents, searching for the next fix.
Having grown up in Washington Brett has been
forced to fish basically his whole life. It’s
been tough. He started out with a lot of bass and
fishing on Lake Washington and in Eastern Washington.
Brett has fly fished off and on since the age of
but have been a fly fishing fiend for the last 8
years. Brett is a self described ‘trout nerd’
and can often be found bushwhacking into mountain
creeks or cursing snooty fish on a spring creek
also craves spey casting for steelhead and salmon.
Beach fishing for cutts is a blast and Brett would
sell body parts to science just to crawl inside someone’s
luggage to make it onto a saltwater flat. So in
words, if it’s water, he’ll fish it.
Brett is an avid fly tier, and enjoys coming up
sexy, buggy patterns. Brett is also into hiking/climbing
because it gets me to where the least fished places
are. As one of our main instructors, Brett truly
enjoys teaching newcomers because it’s so
great to see that light bulb turn on when they get
has been skunked all over the West, British
Alaska, New Zealand, Hawaii and The Bahamas...
the list is constantly growing.
In the Summer of 1981 his grandfather taught him
how to fly fish on the small streams in Southern Maine
with an Eagle Claw fly rod bought from the local drug
store for $20.00. This was the start of Wayne's education
& obsession with fly fishing. From this point
on in his life everything revolved around catching
fish & exploring new places. 25 years later he's
still learning, and he's still obsessed with fly fishing.
It all began on a typical rainy day on the Greenwater
when father handed son a fly rod and repeatedly yelled,
'"Watch yer backcast!" From that day forth
Ryan has been fly fishing like a crazed Sasquatch
running off with a case of Rainier. Goonie-Goo-Goo!
A wise man once said ,“Not all those who wander
are lost.” (Yes that is a Tolkien quote.) Taking
this to heart he has wandered all of the west, mastering
the art of being skunked for trout on such famous
rivers as the San Juan, Snake, Madison, Lamar and
his home water, the Yakima. He decided to move on
to the more difficult task of trying his best to not
catch that mythical chrome beast, the steelhead. So
far he has exceeded even in this. He has fished/guided
in Jackson Hole, Durango, Alaska, Washington and on
the San Juan and Yellowstone National Park. When not
in the shop Ryan can be seen throwing everything under
the sun on any of Washington's steelhead rivers or
chasing trout on the Yakima. It's been 25 years since
that fateful day his father placed a rod in his hand
and he is still wandering looking for new places to