I was introduced to the legend of Leland Miyawaki when I was 22 working at an ad agency in LA. I constantly heard the story of how this mythical creature had moved from LA to the Pacific Northwest, where he fished on his way to work in the morning and fished on his way home at night. Some 40 years later, he still maintains that legendary status. He is a champion of the environment, a student and innovator of fly fishing technique and tools, and an avid participant in the sport. And when possible, he still fishes on his way to and from work. This is his beach fishing story—constantly searching the vast waters of the Puget Sound for that ever illusive trout, the sea-run cutthroat.