Northwest Fly Anglers   

A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club

Naches River

  • August 19, 2016
  • August 21, 2016
  • Elk Ridge Campground
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  • Children 14 years of age or younger are free.
  • This registration for outing leader only.

Registration is closed

Outing Leader: Dana Bottcher

The date is tentative. The Naches River starts east of Chinook Pass and ends when it flows into the Yakima River in Yakima. We fish the upper 40 miles above where the Tieton River comes in. Thirteen miles of the river are catch and release. There are lots of rainbow and some large cutthroat trout, all quite eager to take a fly because they aren’t fished over very much. The river is too low for floating, so everyone will be wading. We will be staying at our private campground ($20 per tent per night) with hot showers and cabins for those willing to pay extra. The $25 outing fee covers all the food from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. 

To view pictures from previous outings, click here.

What to Bring: 

  • Washington fishing license. 
  • Fishing equipment: 4 or 5-weight rods, floating lines, 3-X and 4-X leaders and wading staff.
  • Camping gear: tents, sleeping bags and pads, and flashlights. Folding camp chair. 
  • Water bottle. 
  • Hat and dark glasses.
  • Camera (in Ziplock bag). 
  • Flies include: Prince and hare’s ear nymphs (10-14s), grasshopper patterns in yellow (like elk hair caddis or stimulators in 10-14s), and mayfly dries (like parachutes Adams in 16-18s). 

Getting There: 

  • People will be camping Friday and Saturday night at the Elk Ridge Campground on the banks of the Naches River.
  • If approaching from Mount Rainier Park, Elk Ridge Campground is on Rte. 410 about 6 1/2 miles SE of Whistling Jack Lodge.
  • If approaching from Yakima, Elk Ridge Campground is on Rte. 410 about 5-3/4 miles NW of the Woodshed Restaurant and Eagle Rock Store
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