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.