Fly Fishing the Hoh River – Wild Steelhead
Pricing: Full Day $525 – $100 Additional 3rd Angler – All Equipment Included
Season: December – April
Species: Wild Steelhead
EWA Cancellation Policy
Fly fishing the Hoh River is without question a notch to be made on every steelhead anglers belt. Stepping onto Washington’s Olympic Peninsula lands you smack dab in the middle of winter steelheading’s hallowed ground. Inch for inch this area provides both opportunity and sustenance to the steelhead fanatic. Winter steelhead fly-fishers seem to be imbued with a strange quirk not generally seen in genes of the normal fly.
The ability to survive and even revel in abusive weather conditions, cold water, lethargic fish tendencies, shortened days and bleak conditions that scream, “stay home” are all part of the magic and legend surrounding winter fish on the fly. In reality the quiet solitude, peaceful unhurried pace and dramatic possibilities make this a “must do” experience for serious fly anglers. As in most cases the rewards are commensurate with the challenges overcome.
Rivers on the peninsula are smaller, each with a unique personality. The Hoh in many people’s book is the best of the best. Hook-ups with fifteen-pound fish are possible with some fish nearing twenty pounds fueling many a squandered moment of reflection during retreat from workday blues.
While many hope to fish the Hoh, please understand the conditions change on a daily basis out here in the spring so any given day may alter plans putting us on one of the other rivers in the region.
Our Hoh River steelhead fly fishing guides are excited to see you become a proficient spey caster and work hard to ensure each person leaves us an improved angler with a similar passion for the swung fly.
Single and multi day trips are available. Please contact us for details on lodge options and to learn more about our multi day float trips on the Olympic Peninsula.
Flies: Intruders, General Practitioner, Metal Detector, Mega Moal, Skagit Minnows, Morrish’s Trailer Trash, River Rats, Fergus Rock Star, Skunks, Purple Perils, Skykomish Sunrises
Ideal Flows: 1000 – 3000 cfs
Clothing/Equipment Lists: Summer season, Winter season
Rods and Lines: 11 1/2 – 13 1/3 foot, 5-8wt spey rods, Rage, Skagit, Scandi, Scout and OPST heads with various tips from floating T-10, T-14 and T-18
Species: Wild Steelhead
Duration: Full day trip 8-9 hours fishing time
Distance from Seattle: 4 hours