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Don’t Let Winter Stop You: Fly Fishing the Yakima River

Watch as these guys hook into some great rainbow trout winter fly fishing on the Yakima River.

Watch as this pro-guide and client launch with a drift boat on a Washington State river and hook into some exquisite rainbow trout in winter conditions. There are also some pretty solid tips on fly rigs for winter river fishing with barbless hooks.

When we picture fly fishing, we usually picture spring or summer conditions along a river or a still lake, but that is conventional thinking. Here’s another example on why you should keep that fly gear ready even in the winter and schedule some time out on a river.

I have fly fished for years, but have never had the pleasure of doing it western style from a drift boat, especially in winter conditions. If you are an avid fly caster do yourself a favor, bundle up, get prepared, and head out for some winter fly fishing.

East or west, there are numerous states with winter fishing seasons and open rivers for the diehard fly angler. Best of luck and tight lines.

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Don’t Let Winter Stop You: Fly Fishing the Yakima River