Join us for FREE Fly-Tying 101 Classes
Join us on any of the dates listed below and learn fly-tying basics for FREE. If you’re interested in participating in one of these classes, ask an Orvis Associate for details.
January: 18 & 25
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Upcoming Seminars and Events
Call us at 425-452-9138 for information on other upcoming classes and seminars this season.
Local Fly Fishing Information
We are located in the city of Bellevue east across Lake Washington from Seattle at 10223 NE 10th St, just north of NE 8th St. (425) 452-9138. Jason Cotta is the Fishing Manager. He is joined by Store Manager Reggie Harris and fishing associates, Leland Miyawaki, Bill Zytkowicz and Lance McAuley.
Major fly friendly rivers on Puget Sound for salmon, steelhead and searuns are the Skykomish, Snoqualmie, Stillaguamish, Skagit, and Sauk. The Columbia fly friendly tributaries are the Kalama, Klickitat, Grande Ronde, and Snake Rivers. The Methow and Wenatchee are currently closed to steelhead fishing but the Methow sometimes opens in October.
The fly friendly coastal rivers are the Hoh, Sol Duc, Bogacheil, Queets, Quinault, and Elwha.
Where to Fish and What to Fish For
The local geographical area we fish are the saltwater beaches and waters of Puget Sound, the rivers and lakes of the coast and Olympic Peninsula, the high mountain lakes of the Cascade Mountains, and the high desert lakes and rivers of the Columbia Basin.
Browns are in many of the Columbia Basin lakes as well as many western Washington lowland lakes. Coastal Cutthroat Trout are in most of our western rivers, streams, creeks, lakes and ponds. Westslope Cutthroat can be found in the eastern Washington waters. Brook Trout can be caught in many high mountain lakes and ponds. Dolly Varden are in the upper headwaters of our river systems and bull trout inhabit the lower systems.
Anadromous Fish : Steelhead! These great migratory fish are synonymous with the Pacific Northwest. Hatchery summer Steelhead enter the western Washington Rivers in June and the eastern Columbia River tributaries in August. Wild summer Steelhead is usually in the rivers from September. Hatchery winter Steelhead begin showing in our western rivers in November. Wild winter Steelhead migrate up the rivers in the spring beginning late February. There is no winter steelhead in eastern Washington, only over-wintering summer-runs.
Salmon can be caught from shore or by boat most anytime of the year. We have both resident and migratory, hatchery and wild salmon runs. The runs begin in July as salmon move along the beaches towards their natal rivers. In the Puget Sound area, coho, pink (only in odd-numbered years), king and chum can be caught on flies in both fresh and salt water.
Searun Coastal Cutthroat, enter the north Puget Sound rivers in late August and over winter before spawning and returning in the late spring. In south Puget Sound "searuns" are in the salt most of their lives as their spawning streams are the hundreds of small year-round streams that run to the salt.
Bull trout in the western streams are anadromous and may be targeted in fresh water only.
Store Manager: Reggie Harris
Fishing Manager: Jason Cotta
Orvis Retail Store
Note: This store no longer carries pet / dog items.
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10:00 - 6:00
12:00 - 5:00
Our store has dozens of exciting retail-exclusive styles, but we may not necessarily have on hand at one time everything offered online or in our catalogs. If you are looking for a specific item, please feel free to call us at the store ahead of time to ensure it is in stock.