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Larry Ford Blue Heron Guide Service Wild
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Larry Ford


I started fishing our local Forks area rivers in 1982, immediately fell in love with them and became a Forks fishing guide.  Over the years I've fished for Steelhead in many other areas: British Columbia, Oregon and California, which I have also enjoyed.  The Olympic Peninsula rivers have always been special for me due to the diversity of the watersheds and fish.  Even after all these years I'm still passionate about fishing and step into a run to swing a fly every chance I get. Rivers here hold very large Steelhead and Salmon.  It's one of the few areas in the U.S. that still has good numbers of Native Steelhead - fish that weigh over 30lbs!


For the experienced fisherman you'll find I have the knowledge, expertise and teaching ability to help you get to that next level. I spend over 200 days per year guiding both conventional gear and fly fisherman on our local rivers which has allowed me to become equally adept at all types of fishing.  As a fly fishing guide I've been Spey fishing since 1994 and can help to improve your casting, teach you the techniques that work and get you in the spots that produce fish. If you're looking to improve your float fishing, bobber dogging, side drifting, nymphing or swinging technique for Steelhead, pitching spinners for summer runs or salmon, and twitching jigs for salmon, I can help you become a better angler.

Rivers fished during your trip will depend on water conditions and the type of fish we are after.  I guide on these Olympic Peninsula rivers:

Sol Duc River | Hoh River | Bogachiel River

Calawah River | Quillayute River

As those of you who have fished with me know, and as the rest of you will quickly learn when we're out on the river: "I love being a fishing guide!"  On your next fishing trip we'll have a great time on the river casting, catching and enjoying the spectacular beauty of the float.  No matter the time of year it will be a fun, memorable trip, and I can all but guarantee when it comes to fishing the Olympic'll be hooked!

Looking forward to fishing with you,

 Larry Ford 

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