Where would you recommend a newbie start
I bought Trey Combs book "Fly-fishing for Steelhead" when it first came out and I remember reading about all of the rivers and wishing I could fish them. I was in high school at the time and had no money, etc. Ohio was a long way from the Pacific coast, too.
Since finding this site I have been looking for that book with no success and toying with the idea of a trip out west. I have fished the great lakes rivers (don't like chuck and duck) and want to swing the fly in a traditional manner to sea-run fish.
Where would you recommend a newbie go to that is less expensive and one could maybe hit a few different rivers in a rental car from the same hotel, maybe hire a guide one day?
I am NOT looking for 20lbers or 50 fish days. More consistent weather and river flows, a good chance of catching (one or more) fish, rivers that will be open, easy public access, etc. August/ September would be best for my schedule, are fresh fish available then? I would budget for 7-9 days out fishing.
Still looking for that book.....