Northwest Fly Anglers   

A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club

Methow Valley

  • July 08, 2016
  • July 10, 2016
  • Lightning Pines Campground, Methow, WA


  • This registration for outing leader only.

Registration is closed
Outing Leaders: Russ Shropshire and Jim Watson

Big bushy dry flies are of special interest to the large (up to 20 inches) cutthroat that live in the Methow River. Nymphs will also tempt these cutthroat and the healthy rainbow population. The Methow is a great river to float; fishing is allowed from the boat. Other flowing water venues are the Twist River and the Chewuck River; both best suited for wading. For the non-fishers, there is swimming, hiking, biking, shopping (Twisp’s Saturday farmers market and cowboy town Winthrop), and sightseeing (Grand Coolee Dam). We are camping at Lightning Pines Campground, on the river and across from the town of Methow. The camping fee is $10/ tent/night. The Outings Fee is $25 and covers all the food from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. 

To view pictures from previous outings, click here.


  • Washington fishing license. 
  • Dress according to the weather and bring rain gear just in case. 
  • Plan on needing 4-6 weight rods with floating lines and 3X and 4X leaders. Patterns would include bead-headed Prince nymphs (8s and 10s) and large yellow stimulators (or other grasshopper patterns). 
  • Pontoon boat, rafts, or drift boat. 
  • Bring a camera and your lunch in a heavy-duty Ziplock bag.
  • Water bottle. • 


  • From Wenatchee, follow Rtes. 2 and 97 north to Pateros. 
  • Turn left on Rte. 153. 
  • Pass through the town of Methow and turn right on Burma Rd. at the bridge. 
  • Follow the signs to Lightning Pines Campground.
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