Able Guide Service


Salmon, steelhead, trout, or halibut; we are “Able” and willing to arrange your trip.

We flyfish on the Olympic Peninsula and throughout Washington State.

We guide for both catch-and-release and sport fishing.

We use all types of tackle for all species and specialize in flyfishing for salmon, steelhead, and trout.

We support other outdoor adventures: ie, kayak, canoe, hiking, dive, and camping.

We will design a trip to meet your interest and schedule.

We love to fish and we fish all the time--for decades and decades. We love to host guests who are experienced and love the sport as we do. We have much to share with you and can be helpful in your Northwest adventures. We enjoy hosting and teaching beginners. Families and groups are one of our specialties.(Special rates may be negotiated.)

Who Are We?

Able Guide Service is willing to customize and tailor our services to your needs. Our family has been enjoying outdoor experiences in the Northwest for 5 generations. We know how to have fun!

Principal guide, Roy Morris has been guiding Northwest outdoor adventures since the 1970's. His specialties are saltwater and freshwater flyfishing, as well as fishing with all types of tackle. He is an accomplished riverboat guide, and is a Coast Guard licensed captain for vessels to 50 tons. Retired from a career as a teacher and principal, he now devotes himself full-time to the out-of-doors and enjoying nature. He was on the steering committee that founded the Olympic Park Institute and served as a Board Member for the Environmental Education Association of Washington and many state education associations. Roy is on the Advisory Council for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, serves on the Clallam County Marine Resources Commission, and is working on the Washington State Clean Coast Alliance.  A member of the Olympic Peninsula Flyfishers and Past President of the Evergreen Fly Fishing Club and member of the Fourth Corner Flyfishing Club. Roy supports many habitat and conservation projects.

Associate guide and co-owner, Dr. Nancy Messmer, member of the Northwest Women Flyfishers, has toured and adventured all over the country. Her experiences working in the Wind Rivers Range on pack trips and with outdoor expeditions in the Midwest and Rockies built a wealth of experience and enthusiasm she shares with guest.

Roy and Nancy's home is on the Olympic Peninsula. They host guests throughout Washington State and the Northwest.

    Olympic Peninsula

Sekiu is on the coast just north of Sappho. Neither is very far from Pysht, which is not on the map. We are about one hour west of Port Angeles. It is an easy and scenic drive from Seattle via the Washington State Ferry System, U.S.Highway 101, and State Route 112 and or 113.


    around washington

We have lived and worked in the Bellingham area also. This experience has given us many years to learn the ways of the rivers flowing into the East shore of Puget Sound.

As a child and young adult I lived in Clark County near Woodland. I began my guiding career on the Columbia, Cowlitz, and other rivers of South-central Washington and North-central Oregon.

    around The World

As we expand ABLE GUIDE SERVICE, we are cultivating relationships with fishers/guides/outfitters all over the world. We can coordinate contacts for fishing almost anywhere including Florida, Mexico, Alaska, Kamchatka Peninsula, Vancouver BC, Hawaii (South Pacific), Oregon, Idaho, Montana, South America, and more as time brings us new friends and business associates.


Washington and Olympic Peninsula

Salmon, Steelhead, and Halibut Guide

Roy Morris

Nancy Messmer

(360) 963-2442

231 Vista Drive

Sekiu, WA 98381