Best Washington Fly Fishing Rivers

Washington has 7 fly fish spots.

  April 16, 2017

Located in the US, the fly fishing in Washington offers more than a half-dozen beautiful trout streams. The best Washington fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Snoqualmie River, Yakima River, Sauk River, Skykomish River, and Skagit River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Washington fly fishing river or stream below.

Where Can I Fly Fish In Washington?

Washington Fly Fishing Resources

FEATURED:  Skykomish River


  July 3, 2016

East of Seattle, the Skykomish River is popular for fly fishing the summer steelhead. The Skykomish River starts in the Cascades and flows west to the Snoqualmie River confluence to form the Snohomish River.

FEATURED:  Wenatchee River


  July 20, 2016

East of Seattle and northwest of Wenatchee, the Wenatchee River is popular for fly fishing the steelhead. When fly fishing on the Wenatchee River, you can expect to find steelhead from 5 to 8 pounds in size.

FEATURED:  Grande Ronde River


  July 1, 2016

South of Spokane and Clarkston, the Grande Ronde River is known for its prolific hatches and rainbow trout fly fishing. This freestone river has cut a deep canyon through the basalt flows. It is known for excellent stonefly and caddis hatches. While summer is good for rainbow trout, the real attraction on the Grande Ronde River is the steelhead which run from October to mid-April.