Fly Fishing in Washington

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Day trips for one or two anglers, fly fishing Washington’s Olympic Pennisula Rivers, Lakes and Beaches.

Picture fly fishing Washington while hiking and wading in the crisp clear waters, on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula Rivers, Lakes and Beaches or try the easy pace of a day spent casting off the beaches for feisty Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout.

Explore a small meandering mountain stream, dry-fly fishing for trout. Perhaps your quest is the challenge of the elusive, brawling winter Steelhead on a Rain Forest river.

When you fly fish in Washington…

you will spend your day in a world of adventure, beauty and quiet enjoyment.

Fly fishing Washington rivers and trekking thru the forests of the Olympic Peninsula represent a magical, mystical place for anglers to explore.

Deep dense forests, trees bearded with long strands of moss and ground covered with ferns add to the mysteriousness of fly fishing Washington. Strands of clouds hang in the creases of the forested mountains. Much of the time, it is so misty you can’t even see the mountains.

Washington is home to one of the most prized game fish in the world…


Washington is also home to Roosevelt Elk, Bald Eagles, River Otters, and Pileated Wood Peckers.

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is linked on three sides by water, the Straight of Juan de Fuca on the north, the Pacific Ocean on its west side, and Puget Sound to the east.

While there are numerous fishing options in the northern and southern regions, it is still the west side of the Peninsula that draws fisherman from around the world.

Fly Fishing in Washington

The heart of Steelhead central on the Olympic Peninsula is, Forks, WA.

A short drive from Forks, Washington, three large rivers combine and flow into the Pacific Ocean near the Indian settlement of La Push. The Quillayute River system is comprised of the Calawah, the Bogachiel, and the Sol Duc. Head further south, you will find other famous rivers such as the Hoh, the Queets, and the Quinalt that are equally impressive and produce a competitive number of large Steelhead.

In addition to these large rivers, there are also smaller, more intimate rivers to sink your fly fishing line.

One can spend a lifetime fly fishing Washington rivers.

Imagine the remains of an Ice Age coulee, surrounded by worn-down basalt cliffs and shards of basalt columns; Rocky Ford creek has been challenging North West fly fishers since trout were introduced to its spring fed waters fifty years ago.

Arguably one of Washington’s premier, if not only true, spring creeks, Rocky Ford is host to some of the largest and most savvy “Rainbows” in the country.

Rocky Ford is located 5 miles due east of Ephrata and it emerges from the base of a long, winding 5 miles through picturesque sage and pasture land before flowing into the long and narrow northwest leg of Moses Lake.

So are you ready for the challenge? Then grab your fishing license and get going and experience the great fly fishing Washington has to offer.