- Erik Hanson, Seattle, WA
Yakima River Fly Fishing
The Yakima River is in Washington State about 2 hours east of Seattle in the rain-shadow of the Cascade Mountains. The Yakima is Washington's only Blue Ribbon River and is a popular day trip for anglers from the Seattle area, although many guests elect to stay at Canyon River Ranch Lodge which is next door to Red's Fly Shop and Canyon River Grill. The Yakima is considered a "Big Western" style river and attracts anglers from all over the world wanting to pursue a high quality floating and fly fishing experience.
Our Yakima River guided trips are float style adventures and most fishing is done from a moving drift boat or fishing raft with 2 anglers in each boat. We float anywhere from 5-20 miles in a single day depending upon river conditions. If anglers enjoy wading, simply express this to your guide and they will do their best to give you the best possible wade fishing experience. Our friendly guides will do everything they can to make your adventure the best it can be.
Cost & Trip Details
- Full Day Trip: $625 (1 or 2 Anglers), March 1st - Nov. 15th
- Half Day Trip: $445 (1 or 2 Anglers), March 1st - Nov. 15th
- Skwala Special: $495 (1 or 2 Anglers), March 1st - April 15th
- Winter Rate: $495 (1 or 2 Anglers) , Nov. 16th - Feb. 28th
- Single Angler Full Day Trip: $499, March 1st - Nov. 15th
- Prices are based on double occupancy.
- A 3rd Angler may be added to the boat for an additional $175
Yakima River Guided Trips Include:
- Flies, tippet, and small tackle items
- Fly Rods and Reels (bring your own if you have it)
- Shuttle service while fishing in the Yakima Canyon
- Full Day/Twilight Highlight trips include a riverside lunch
- Non-alcoholic Beverages
- Lunches may be added to Half Day Trips upon request
- Waders and boots available for rent
"There is endless opportunity on the Yakima River with nearly 80 miles of scenic water."
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.
did a solo angler float yesterdaywithColtonand wanted to reach out today in order to thank the shop and everyone involvedwithproviding another kick ass experience! It was my secondtripwithColton, and he was awesome. My tripwith him was a few weeks ago, and by the end of the day it was obvious he was an ideal guide—mellow but down to fish hard, phenomenal attitude about fishing, conservation, and life in general, great customer service skills, superior on the oars and adjusting to my erratic drifts, and extremely strong teaching skills. I walked away thinking I’d definitely do another day with him if the opportunity presents.
Chris F. - Seattle, WA
To elaborate, Eric N was our guide. He was very professional, feeling us out before we put in to assess our experience level. We really broke the ice when he was rigging us up and I asked if he tied the worm pattern, which lead to a geek out about fly tying. Eric was very personable and easy going, handled his boat well, and worked hard to put us on fish. We had a great time on Thursday - smallest fish netted was 15" ... lot's of really healthy big bows and only one whitey. Would happily fish with Eric any time. Thanks to you and Dallas for lining us up with him. P.S. - he also ties great flies that fish as good as they look!
John S. - Canyon River Ranch, WA
Just wanted to reach out and let you that our recent trip was absolutely fabulous. We were fortunate enough to be guided by your crew and the time they took to teach and instruct my 10 year old son was a masterclass in kindness and patience. This was his first river float experience and he had a blast!! I’ve been on a fewtrips but I’m still learning and “dialing it in” and he was just as helpful to me. Your team are excellent ambassadors of your shop andguideservice. We visit the area almost every year at this time and I know we’ll be back to go fishing with you all again.
Scott C. - Seattle, WA
My wife and I fished all day with Jackon on Thursday of this last week. Jack started our day with a brief tutorial on fishing and what to expect throughout the day. Very well done. As a person (stranger) we enjoyed Jack's company very much. As a fishing guide that got us into the fish, Jackwas amazing. We had a truyly epic day of fishing. We believe we caught 15 or so beautiful trout, half of which were 17-19 inches. I have friends that live on the Yakima and fish it often, they were impressed. We have pictures to prove it. From the time we made our reservation to the end of the day with Jack we have no suggestions on how to make the experience better. Our day on the River with Jack was a perfect 10. Thank you very much.
Rolly and Loretta - Seattle, WA
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.