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Klickitat River Steelhead Trips

Spey Fishing the Klickitat River
Klickitat River Steelhead
Steelhead Fishing the Klickitat River in July
Klickitat River Fly Fishing Guides
Releasing a Wild Steelhead on the Klickitat River

"The Klickitat River is Our Home Steelhead Water"

Klickitat River Fly Fishing Trips

The Klickitat River is located 2.5 hours south of Red's Fly Shop, 4 hours from Seattle, and 2.5 hours from Portland. The nearest towns are Goldendale and Klickitat. The glacial nature of the Klickitat makes summer-time water clarity somewhat unpredictable, so we tend to focus our guiding efforts towards late September - November. This is also the peak of the steelhead run.

July - September during periods of cool weather the Klick can produce great warm weather steelhead fishing. We drift 5 - 12 miles in a day depending on strategy. Nymphing on-the-go generally produces the most hook-ups but we do swing flies with a spey rod as well. It is the angler's choice.

We have been offering multi-day Klickitat River trips since 2006, and have done everything from fancy tent camps to lodges. Over the years we have begun to appreciate the mobilty offered by using a strategically located hotel, good local burgers, and combination trips involving Yakima River Trout, upland bird hunting, and a night or two at Canyon River Lodge in the Yakima Canyon.

Cost & Trip Details

Whether you are a local angler sneaking in a quickie or a traveler coming from the east coast to fish 4-5 days, we accomodate all trip lengths starting with a single day. We always encourage you to fish multiple days to help insure you get a window of optimal conditions.


  • 8+ Hour Full Day Guided Trip: $595 per boat (based on Double Occupancy)
  • 8+ Hour Single Angler Full Day Guided Trip: $495 per angler
  • Includes Vehicle Shuttle Service
  • Riverside Lunch, Snacks, and Soft Drinks
  • Includes All Flies and Accessories (leader, tippet, etc.)
  • Includes Rods if Needed

Lodging and Multi Species Adventures

Combining your Klickitat River Steelhead trip with a day or two of trout fishing on the Yakima River or upland bird hunting is easy. Book a night at a motel in Goldendale, WA for the night(s) before and/or after you book your steelhead trip. You can also book nights at Canyon River Lodge here with us for the days/nights you plan to trout fish or bird hunt.

"The Klickitat is one of the most beautiful summer steelhead rivers in the lower 48. The size is perfect for fly fishing, and it's close proximity to Red's make it an ideal destination for multi-day, multi species adventures.  

- Every Red's Customer, Worldwide

The Red's Fly Shop Guide Team

We are unapologetic about proclaiming the prowess and professionalism of our fly shop staff and guides. Between our shop staff and subcontractor guides we have approximately 30 team members. Their blend of ambition, competitiveness, kindness, fishing skill, work ethic, and patience are like no crew we've ever seen. Our staff is the ultimate team. This means teaching each other, sharing secret fly patterns, insider fishing reports, and helping our other guides on the river get into more fish.  

Red's has been at this for a long time and putting together a franchise like this was no accident. We look for talent, character, unique skills, and a strong sense of "customer first" attitude. We're here to serve the customer. That's our mission.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made by the customer less than 72 hours from the start time, will forfeit 50% of the total cost. If you cancel more than 72 hours from the start time, you may reschedule or request a refund minus 5%. Cancellations within 24 hours or failure to show will forfeit 100% of the trip cost. If Red's decides to cancel the event due to adverse conditions the customer may request a full refund.