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What to Expect on the Klickitat
The fishing on the Klickitat can be varied based on angler preference. The most effective strategy for hooking fish is allowing the guide to row the boat as though we are trout fishing, and fishing with strike indicators on the move while we travel downstream.
Anglers that prefer to spey fish or swing flies, no problem. Our guides are excellent and can put you in the right water with quality instruction and advice on presenting flies. The nature of the water flows lend itself best to using sink tip. Floating line hook-ups are fairly uncommon.
Certainly guests can mix these two disciplines during the day, just know that in order to be successful on spey gear it's very important that guests arrive with as much casting experience as possible. Practice in advance if possible, we don't want to see you squander optimal fishing time on your big trip. If you have any beginners joining your party, try to get them out on a guided trout fishing trip first if possible. It is extremely helpful for them to have some guide boat experience. They will thank you!
- WA State Freshwater Fishing Licenses
- Catch Record Card
Emergency Contact Info:
- Lodge Manager - KynsLee Scott-Davidson (406) 439-2569 email@example.com
Check in is at 4 pm or later, and guests need to arrive by 6 pm for a group dinner at the Mt. Adams Lodge and orientation, meet your guides, and have a nice time on the first evening.
Itinerary (varies based on length of trip):
- Arrival - 6 pm dinner, drinks, and meet the guides.
- Fishing Days - 6:30 am breakfast, wheels turn at 7 am to fish, back to the lodge at 5 pm 'ish. 6 pm dinner service.
- Departure Day - 6:30 am breakfast, wheels turn at 7 am to fish. Guests will depart after fishing, typically at 4 pm.
Address: 25 Flying L Lane, Glenwood, WA 98619
Driving time is about 4.5 hours from Seattle, and about 2 hours from Portland. Mt. Adams Lodge at the Flying L Ranch is located just outside of Glenwood, WA on Mt. Adams Highway. From Seattle, most guests drive through Goldendale. From Portland, most guests drive through White Salmon. There is little to no cell coverage in the area.
- Water Bottle for Fishing (we do not provide any plastic bottles)
- WA State Freshwater Fishing License and Catch Record Card
- Single Hand Rod 7-8 weight with a floating line (can be provided by guide if necessary)
- Spey or Switch Rod (6-7 weight), Skagit Head, T-11 Sink Tips
- Wading Boots
- Rain Jacket
- Fishing Hat and Warm Stocking Cap
- Gloves (2 pairs recommended)
- Dry Bag for Boat
- Beer, Wine, or Spirits
- Insulated Jacket
- Fishing Clothing (layers for under waders/fishing)
- Wading Staff (handy for spey/swing anglers to bring)
- Cooler/plastic bag for fish transport (hatchery fish can be retained)
Alcoholic drinks are not included at the lodge, or on the river. Feel free to bring wine, spirits, or beer.
Gratuities for the Guides and Staff