The weather encountered along
this region of the Pacific Northwest is quite changeable and
generally WET!!! In all honesty come prepared for rain and fairly
cool weather.... especially during late Fall, Winter and Early
Spring booking dates. Of course, we do have our share of clear,
sunny days.... but, as a rule, don't bank on it!
Prepare yourself for possible
bouts with precipitation by bringing HIGH QUALITY FULL- LENGTH
(HOODED!) WATERPROOF RAINGEAR AND A PAIR OF WATERPROOF SHOES
OR BOOTS!!!! Do not forget the raingear. Cheap raingear will
usually rip apart at the seams before long or do a poor job
of keeping you dry, making you one miserable, soggy sailor....
so, don't chintz on your purchase!!!
Remember to dress warmly for our
day on the river by selecting a toasty winter coat, sweats,
long underwear and thick wool socks. It never hurts to overdress
too warmly. You can always peel off a layer of winter clothing
if it gets warm out.
As a reminder, Jack's Guide Service
supplies all bait, tackle rods, reels and lures necessary for
your day on the river. I fully recommend you bring along your
camera/video unit and binoculars as we have a good chance of
sighting Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Wild Turkeys, Hawks, Blacktail
Deer and even the occasional Black Bear!
Suggested gear for trout fly
fishing trips and overnight expeditions
For overnight trout flyfishing
expeditions I provide all of the necessary gear required to
put up a comfortable all-weather campsite. This includes tents,
cots, lanterns, coolers, stoves, cookware and utensils,etc.
Clients must provide their own sleeping bags, rain gear, waders
and other personal effects.
For the mountain men and self-styled
pioneers amongst us, I offer 'do it yourself ' style overnight
expeditions in which my clients provide ALL their own camping
gear, as well as cook their own meals. Prices can be significantly
less for this uncatered fishing package. Please give me a call
and we can work out a deal where everybody comes away as a happy
Generally, I find that most (not
all) flyfishermen prefer to use their own rods and reels. That's
absolutely fine with me. However, I provide 'G Loomis' GL2 rods
and Orvis Battenkill reels for anglers that need to be outfitted.
Please feel free to contact me in order to determine which specific
rods, reels, lines, leaders, tippets and flies will be necessary
to make your trip as successful and rewarding as possible.
On overnight and multiple day
trout expeditions the menu will be selected and determined upon
your personal tastes and preferences well in advance of the
booking date. I firmly believe in personalizing the meals in
order to make the overall fishing/camping experience satisfying
and memorable for all involved.