Where are the Fish? Answer = F.E.E.S.
Fishing a big river like the Yakima can be very daunting. Sometimes it feels like throwing our tiny flies into the ocean. If we want to locate trout in a big river, we have to learn to read the water and break a big river into a series of smaller streams. Once you know how to consistently put your flies 30ft from you, fly fishing becomes almost 70% reading the water. This skill is what we concentrate the majority of our efforts in every single one of our adventure courses we call FISHALONGS in our University of Fly Fishing. So, how do we read the water... how do we find the fish?
Here we give you a quick acronym to help you find where trout feed. “Pay your F.E.E.S. to find the fish.” Once you start to use the F.E.E.S. system to grid off a stretch of river, you will no doubt better your odds at finding the fish.
We suggest learning how to read the water on smaller streams like our Tributaries first. They are the bunny slopes and greens of fly fishing. Then take the next step and try it on a big river like the Yakima. We are here to help, join a Tributary Fishalong through September and we will set you up for a Yakima River Fishalong in October (the best month to walk and wade this Black Diamond Blue Ribbon River ;-)
SUMMARY: Trout will hold and feed in safe, energy efficient locations where their food is being brought to them on the huge buffet line we call a river.