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Wading boots in Washington State ?

Hello fellows.

I am about to embark on my first trip to Washington for fishing and one question is unclear. Are felt-sole boots allowed in Washington State ?

Hope you can help
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Yes, and Oregon too.

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Fantastic. That will save me $70 Thanks Fred.
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Subject to 'correction,' which I doubt .. .you're most welcome. But you do want 'studded' bottoms. Our rivers can re-define slippery. Especially OarEGones.




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Not only are they allowed. In winter you'll need them as soon as you get off the plane

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addni,
Hope you're not heading into snowy country. Also hope you
enjoy some great fishing while you're here.
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Addni,

Yes, felt soles are permitted in WA state. Where do you expect to fish? A few rivers are extra slick, and felts with studs or stream cleats are preferred on those streams. Just felt soles are fine for the majority of our rivers however.

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If you want to try the Rogue River in So. Oregon.

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Hello fellows.

I am about to embark on my first trip to Washington for fishing and one question is unclear. Are felt-sole boots allowed in Washington State ?

Hope you can help
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Thanks for the input guys! Got my almost worn down to the bone felt-boots with big ass cleats for good measure packed up

As the forecast stands we will probably start up in Mt. Vernon and just play it by ear from there.

Were 2 novices partnering with a 3rd who used live in Kirkland, and he'll do the guiding. Super Excited to my first swinging stateside!
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Addni,

When are you making this trip? It reads in your last post like the trip is imminent. I used to live in Mt. Vernon and fished the Skagit extensively.

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@salmo: just missed your post before heading onboard the plane!

Well back from WA now and just loved it. Plan was to fish the Skagit, but high waters did not really permit us to.

Spent a couple of days on the Cascade, but boy was it crowded!

We then did 3 1/2 days on the North Stilly which was fantastic and yielded few Silvers, a Steelhead and a rather irritated 20lbs Chum.

Absoloutely fantastic and the trip is already turning into a yearly trip!

If you feel like namedropping some fly-only rivers in WA, please by all means
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You should fish the OP rivers.

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@Jd Jones: Any in particular you frequent ?
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Haven't been there for years. When I was there, I fished the Sol Duc with a guide who has since retired. If you're planning on a guide, try JD Love. (360) 327-3772 [email protected] I've heard the Bogie is good. The Hoh, Queets, they're good too, but you may need a first nations guide for those. JD would know.

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