Fly Fishing the Wenatchee River – Steelhead
Pricing: Full Day $525 – $100 Additional 3rd Angler – All equipment included, WA sales tax not included
Season: September – December
EWA Cancellation Policy
The Wenatchee River is one of the least known steelhead rivers in the state, except for the people who have fished it. Those who have fished it know that it can be one of the most prolific steelhead streams in the PNW. Located in the north central portion of Washington, this river can be a bit touch to reach during the fall and winter, depending on weather but no matter, it is worth it.
Considered an east side stream, these steelhead are a summer steelhead. They would normally arrive mid summer and some still do but due to the extensive dam system on the Columbia River that they must navigate and the distance they travel, we really begin to see good numbers of fish arrive in the later summer and early fall time frame.
Our Wenatchee River fly fishing guide trips are both fun and educational as our passionate and highly experienced staff of guides and instructors help you become a confident two handed angler. Bringing your own equipment is always encouraged but those without a spey rod in their quiver yet, we happily provide Winston, Sage, GLoomis, Echo and Scott spey rods for you use at no additional charge.
See also Methow River
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: See recommended river flows here
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
Duration: Full day trip 8-9 hours fishing time
Distance from Seattle: 3 1/2 hours