Fly Fishing Skykomish River – Wild Steelhead
Pricing: Full Day $550 – $100 Additional 3rd Angler – All equipment included – Fishing License, WA Sales Tax and Gratuity not included
Season: June – January
Species: Wild Steelhead
EWA Cancellation Policy
How many people live in Seattle unaware of the beauty and serenity that lies so close as they fight for commuting space on giant concrete trails to daily habitation? Literally millions of people are oblivious to the gorgeous runs, crystal waters, and scenery to die for that exists along the banks of the “Sky” just a short drive from this metropolis.
On the flank of the Wenatchee Mountains, the Skykomish is never devoid of people but space is always there for swinging a line, testing flies and challenging the generally held assumption that people who fish in the winter must be crazy. Of course if the thought of venturing forth in the bleak days of “rain forest central” is just too much, summer run fish also course this lovely drainage system falling tumultuously from the green hills of the Cascades. Some of steelheading’s most noted fly anglers cut their teeth on the Sky, and even now, generations later, flies like the Skykomish Sunrise still hold court with fish and fishers.
Both summer and winter runs host hatchery and wild steelhead with fall providing a run of chum, Coho and on odd years Pink salmon as well.
Skykomish River fly fishing guide trips with us include everything necessary to enjoy a day on the water except for your fishing license. We highly recommend the use of spey rods on this and the Sauk and Skagit Rivers. We have a full line of them for you to use from Winston, Scott, Echo, Gary Anderson and Hardy and our guides are all accomplished spey casters and instructors more than happy to teach you this unique style of fly fishing.
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: 1200 – 5500 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: 60 – 90 minutes