Yakima River fly fishing near Ellensburg Washington

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Kittitas Valley Realty

One of the premiere destination outdoor activities in our area is Yakima River fly fishing near Ellensburg, Washington. The Yakima River is a "Blue Ribbon Fishery" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ribbon_fisheries considered to be the best in the State.

Drift fishing boats with the use of fly rods are the primary tools for accessing spots like the one pictured above. I wonder if there is a trophy lunker hanging in the pool on that current rip. The Yakima river is strictly catch and release. Talented taxidermists can create a acrylic mount for you with proper measurements and pictures, you would never know it was not the real thing.

Here is a picture of the boat launch at City Of Ellensburg "Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park" You can leave a pick-up vehicle here to drive back to your launch point when you finish your trip, or launch here and arrange to leave a vehicle further down the river at a take-out point of your choosing.

The City of Ellensburg has a great facility to meet the needs of Yakima River fly fisherman. Located one mile west on Umptanum Rd. From exit 109 go north to Umptanum Rd and turn left (at Subway) travel a mile west and look for the sign pictured above.

Big rainbow trout can be found lurking around current breaks like the area shown in the picture above. You may have the equipment and knowledge to outfit yourself or your group. If you do not have your own equipment and want to experience Yakima River fly fishing near Ellensburg, there are professional guides which you can hire. There are many to choose from, but I want give you a link to a few to get you started.

The Evening Hatch http://www.theeveninghatch.com/

The Worley Bugger http://www.worleybuggerflyco.com/Yakima_River_Fly_Fishing_Report.htm

Red's Fly Shop http://www.redsflyshop.com/


The KOA can accommodate campers and fishermen. They have their own boat launch and they can provide shuttle service to help you drop off vehicles at your take-out spot. Showers and swimming pool too. Located just off exit 106

Yakima River fly fishing near Ellensburg Washington offers an outdoor adventure you will never forget. I live in Ellensburg and would be glad to help you with answers to your questions. I am a real estate agent in Ellensburg. My name is Dean Curtis. If you would like to reach me you can email me at dean@deancurtis.com  My real estate web site is DeanCurtis.com and you can find more posts about Ellensburg at my blog All About Ellensburg 


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Dean Curtis Associate Broker, GRI, ABR 

 Coldwell Banker Kittitas Valley Realty - Ellensburg, Washington




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