Skykomish River, WA
Quick Facts and Pricing
- June – January
- Ideal Flows
- Below 6500cfs
- Full day 8-9 hours fishing time
- From Seattle
- 60 to 90 minutes
- $495 Full day float trip, 1-2 anglers
$425 Full day walk and wade, 1-2 anglers
$75 additional for 3rd angler
Prices do not include WA sales tax
- Native Steelhead
- We are proponents of swinging flies with two handed/spey rods on all our steelhead trips and are more than happy to provide personal instruction on becoming proficient with them. What we generally recommend is spey rods 6-9wt. depending on season with compact Skagit or Scandi heads and various sinking tips.
- Bunny Leeches, Egg Sucking Leeches, Flatwing General Practitioners, Mega Moal, Skagit Minnows, Morrish’s Trailer Trash, River Rats, Fergus Rock Star, Skunks, Purple Perils, Skykomish Sunrises for steelhead. Flesh flies, egg patterns for Dolly Varden and pink, purple and chartreuse flies for coho.
- 6 – 2/0 flies depending on season
- Menu options for full day trips — Lunch
- Clothing and Equipment Lists
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 native steelhead with fall providing a run of chum, Coho and on odd years Pink salmon as well.
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 and Sage and our guides are accomplished spey casters and instructors more than happy to teach you this unique style of fly fishing.