to Fly Fishing
Join the wonderful world of fishing with
a fly rod (more)
May 21, 23 & 25th - FULL
May 28th, 30th & Jun 1st - FULL
June 11, 13 & 15
June 25, 27 & 29
Everything you ever wanted to know about fly fishing
but were afraid to ask! This class is designed to
cover the basics of casting, entomology, reading water,
knots and selecting and preparing equipment. Learn
how to determine what fly to choose, how to present
it like the natural and catch fish on a fly rod. The
class consists of three sessions. The first two are
held at Creekside where you'll learn about the components
of the basic fly fishing outfit and how they work
together. The third session is spent in the field
casting until your arms fall off, learning about water
and bugs and fish and how they all interact.
We assume you have
had little or no exposure to fly fishing, and our
goal is to provide you with the foundation from which
to build a lasting relationship with the sport.
Company provides all the equipment, including rod,
reel, line, waders and wading boots (if necessary).
The cost for the entire
series of lessons is $90.00. Classes are generally
held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Shop
from 7:00-9:00pm, with the third session on the following
Saturday morning from 8am to 11am. We ask that you
secure your place in the class with payment at the
time of sign-up.
to Fly Tying
Learn to tie your own flies that catch fish!
Mar 25, 27 & 29
April 22, 24th & 26th
Learn to tie basic flies which are
applicable to local fishing conditions: the Woolly
Bugger, Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph, Hare's Ear
Nymph, Elk Hair Caddis & Comparadun. We will provide
students with a fundamental understanding of how flies
are tied, proportioned, the materials and tools needed,
and how to use them properly. The class consists of
three two-hour sessions at Creekside's Issaquah location,
and all the tools and materials will be provided.
The class is structured so as to provide the student
with all of the basic know-how needed to tie flies
from start to finish. Catching fish on flies that
you have tied is extremely rewarding and truly adds
a new dimension for fly fishing.
The cost is $90.00, and each class
session is held at Creekside's Seattle shop from 7:00
- 9:30pm. You may secure your place in the class with
payment at the time of sign-up. Gift Certificates
are available. Contact Us for more information or
Fly Tying (more)
Students need to have vise, tools
and basic tying skills.
Our intermediate/advanced fly tying groups go beyond
the hare's ear and elk hair caddis into the wonderful
and infinite world of fly tying. These classes are
usually scheduled in advance with an individual topic
for that date. Classes range from tying articulated
steelhead/salmon flies with stinger hooks on waddington
shanks to tying synthetic baitfish patterns for the
puget sound and beyond. Want to learn how to tie with
foam? We have a class for that! Turned on to tubes?
Give us a call! Popular classes are often added back
into the rotation upon request, so if you miss the
scheduled date stay tuned for the class to show up
again soon. These classes are done in the evenings
at the Creekside Issaquah location.
Cost is $60/person. Individual fly
tying lessons are also available for experienced students.
Please call Charlie at the shop with questions or
to schedule a lesson.
5 students max. All Material Provided
to Flyfishing with Dan Lemaich
A 1-full day seminar held on a private, stocked lake
on Camano Island (more)
Fly fishing is a great
excuse to go to pretty places.
Get started the right way with this comprehensive
one day class.
History, tackle, knots, the basic cast, fly selection
and more, will be covered in this six-hour session
held on a private, stocked lake on Camano Island.
Creekside Angling Company will provide all equipment
The cost is $125 per
person. 5 Students, max. Payment is required at the
time of registration.
Instructed by Dan Lemaich
Directions to Gilbertson's
Trophy Fly Fishing Lakes
Please allow approximately
1 hr. 20 min. driving time (from Issaquah, 15 Miles
East of Seattle)
From Interstate 5
Go North to Exit 212.
Turn Left (West) on SR 532.
Go through Stanwood, and across bridge to Camano Island
Continue on main road to Monticello.(approx. 10 miles)
You will pass the Terry's Corner Camano Island Info
Center on your Right, a Stoplight at Cross Island
Road, (Camano Plaza on Left), and Camaloch Golf Course
Turn Right on Monticello and go up the hill to Lawson
Road (1/2 mile)
Turn Right on Lawson to Gilbertson's driveway (Last
Left before "Private Road" divider, soil,
gravel sign). (approx ½ mile)
For maximum comfort
and enjoyment, we ask that you consider bringing along
the following provisions:
Appropriate outerwear for weather- raincoat, fleece
Sunglasses, cap/hat, sunscreen
Lunch and beverage(s)
If you have
additional questions, please contact us, or
call Dan Lemaich @ Creekside 425.392.3800
for any skill level!
our regularly scheduled classes don't quite fit your
timing, or you need a tune up before a big trip, or
just want some help with one element of your fly fishing
game, then our staff of experienced instructors are
at your service. For 1 or 2 people, Creekside offers
on-the-water, or at-the-tying-bench instruction on a
private basis on your schedule.
From trout to steelhead
to bonefish and everything in between. Headed on a
bonefishing trip? Can you cast accurately at 70'?
Can you double-haul? We've got you covered. Advanced
trout fishing techniques such as line control, presentation,
reading water, entomology...you name it, we have an
expert who can share his years of experience with
All the gear you need
is provided if you wish. The cost is $100 per person
for two hours...and we will cater the format to your
needs. Multiple sessions are often helpful, for example-
come get some tips, then go home and practice, then
come back for more later. We aim to please.
or email Creekside to discuss how we can help you
become a better angler and catch more fish.
to Puget Sound Beach Fishing Classes(more)
Call for details.
Mar 20 & 24
Sound is one of the most unique, diverse and challenging
fisheries in the world. For the adventurous and intrepid
angler, the sound offers year round fishing opportunity
for a variety of species. Depending on the season
anglers might find themselves tussling with fiesty
sea run cutthroat or casting and stripping for one
of several salmon species, many of which are readily
available from the beach to anglers armed with the
know how and skills to locate and present a fly to
In the class we will help decipher the basics of
being a successful beach angler. The Sound is a dynamic
and ever changing environment that represents its
own unique set of challenges in terms of casting,
reading the water, choosing and presenting the fly.
We will teach you how to understand the tides, locate
structure and find good holding areas. Fly selection
can be equally important, and learning about the different
food sources and their behavior can mean the difference
between catching fish and casting practice.
Using a format of one classroom session and one on
the water session we will cover both the technical
aspects of beach fishing as well as the practical,
hands on application of technique including tips for
increasing your casting distance, fishing in the wind
and effectively presenting your fly.
Structure: The in shop portion is held on a Wednesday
evening from 7-9pm at our Issaquah location. The on
the water session is on a Sunday morning from 10am-1pm
at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. Space is limited
to 5 students per class. Cost is $60.
*This is an intermediate level class and it is expected
that anglers will already have the basic casting skills
and the equipment necessary for the on water portion
of the class such as a 5 or 6wt fly rod and reel with
a floating or intermediate line, and wading equipment.
We reccomend that beginner anglers take our intro
to fly fishing class before signing up for this class.
Feb 5 & Sun, Feb 10
Building- Start to Finish (more)
Four 2-3 hour sessions on four
In this three-session
class we will endeavor to completely build up a fly
rod blank to a finished rod you can take fishing.
Each step is meticulously covered with detailed explanations
of all of the elements that go into constructing a
quality rod you can be proud of. Just stop by to choose
a blank, then in class you will attach your reel seat,
cork grip, winding checks, guides, tip-top, and finish.
Class size is limited to please call today if you
are interested or would like additional information.
The instructor, Marty Clark, has over 40 years of
custom rod building and repair under his belt. View
a sample of Marty's custom wraps.
The cost is $100 per student. Student must purchase
rod blank and components.
Jig/tools are provided.
3 Sessions/3 Saturdays
Class begins at 1pm at Creekside in Issaquah
Call Today to sign up:
Please call to check
for availability- Classes Fill Quickly- even when we
don't publish upcoming dates.
Private instruction is available. Please call for details.