About Stargazer Fly Co
Swing Only Spey Fishing
My experience is here for you...
Hello, my name is Lucas Choate and like most of you steelhead anglers out there I have developed an addiction that I have transformed into my purpose in life. My steelhead spey fishing experience ranges from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Wisconsin, and Michigan. This has given me a very well rounded approach for targeting steelhead on the swing. My drive to learn and grow as a steelhead angler/guide never quits. I am always pushing myself to gain more knowledge and try new things to give my clients the best opportunity at getting a steelhead on the swing. Not only is my goal going into every guide day to get my client on a fish but I want to teach them as much as I can so they can go out and swing steelhead on there own. If you are looking to add your name to the list of anglers who have successfully landed a steelhead in quite arguably the hardest fly fishing there is in the world you have come to the right place!
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Where I fish
My steelhead season begins in October and ends at the end of April. The whole month of October is spent on the Cowlitz river targeting the very aggressive summer steelhead that can be found in this system from May to October. This time of the year provides the opportunity to get a fish on a dry line skating flies or doing a wet fly swing. These summer fish absolutely CRUSH your fly and can be very exhilarating.
With November being a slow kind of period things pick back up starting at the beginning of December on the Humptulips river. The whole month of December gives an angler the chance at hatchery steelhead on the “Hump”. Once we Have gotten into January I tend to migrate to the Wynoochee river primarily fishing it in January and February. During March I will be bouncing between the Humptulips and the Wynoochee river as this provides the best chance for a big winter native steelhead. If you are into switch rod fishing the Skookumchuck river is a great place to swing in February and March. The whole month of April I will be fishing on the Cowlitz river as this is when their winter steelhead run is at its peak.
Lodging & Dinning
If you are out of state or need a place to stay during your fishing trip there are many great places to stay and eat while your booking your trip. There are a range of small cabins to hotels available with many restaurants for dining close by the rivers we will be fishing. I can provide more information on dining and lodging options during the booking process to find the best option for you.
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What You'll Learn
Having a good spey or skagit cast is key to being a successful steelhead angler. When I started it was very frustrating spending more time on the river teaching myself to cast rather than actually fishing. If you are a beginner or expert I can help you dial in your cast to get you to more fish. I start every lesson by getting down to the basic fundamentals, then progressing from there to fit your skill set. I can meet you at your local water and help you to start hunting not casting.
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When do you want to go fishing? Fill out the form with dates you would like to go and I'll get back to you with my availability.
You can also call or text me to book a trip.