‘The most famous guide in the Northwest’ to present Dec. 12 in Tillamook
North Coast Steelheaders have caught something – or someone – big for the beginning of their season: a free clinic from Terry Mulkey, a prolific, local guide.
“Terry lives in Garibaldi but he might be the most famous guide in the Northwest,” Steelheader member Len Clarke said.
Mulkey will host a seminar 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife office in Tillamook – and it is open to the community.
“He knows his subject matter and truly helps people catch more fish if you come and listen to what he has to say at his clinics,” Clarke said, “If you get the chance to fish with him, you will learn even more – and catch more fish.”
Mulkey is a great speaker loaded with enjoyable stories along with the latest gear and tactics for the new season, Clarke added. He said Mulkey represents Yakima Bait, Owner hooks, Loomis rods, Shimano reels and “all the major products.”
Mulkey is the lead guide on Fisherman’s Marine Pro staff designing new products and representing them in National Fishing conventions around the country.
“He is best known for his excellent success and experience with salmon and steelhead fishing,” Clarke said. “You will find something regarding Terry in almost every fishing magazine printed over the last 20 years.”
Mulkey has guided in Northwest waters for the past 34 years and is a nationally recognized and requested speaker on all subjects regarding fishing, according to Clarke.
And the subject of choice for this special seminar is this year’s steelhead season.
“He is a member of the North Coast Steelheaders and gives his insight and shares his knowledge at clinics around the country to help with the success of local fishermen,” Clarke said.
He added the community is fortunate to have Mulkey as a neighbor and the Steelheaders are honored to have him join and share his experience
“Terry is a big man who looks like a Grizzly Bear,” Clarke said, “But when you get to know him he is really a Teddy Bear.”
The seminar is 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife office at 4907 Third St. in Tillamook. The event is followed by an annual Christmas gift exchange – all attendees are encouraged to bring a wrapped fish-related gift to exchange after the seminar. The event is free and everyone is welcomed.