Rocky Ford Creek - Group Outing
The Ultimate Site Casting Trip
Rocky Ford is one of the best streams in WA State to land true 4-5 pound Rainbow trout on a fly rod while site casting! That's right, you will SEE the trout here. It is a spring creek fishery that offers great year round public access and consistent water conditions. You never have to worry about ice flows or spring runoff at “The Ford”! Every fly fisher owes it to themselves to experience this challenging fishery. You will see other anglers, and the fish may be picky, but just seeing these big trout in their natural state will give you a new perspective of the term “presentation” in fly fishing.
The creek itself originates from a single spring that boils right out of the ground. In the early 1940's a trout hatchery was built that utilized the rich spring water to grow big Rainbow trout and other Salmonids. The hatchery itself has evolved over time and is currently owned by Troutlodge LLC that is one of the world's leaders in effectively hatching trophy trout stock. Troutlodge routinely stocks Rocky Ford with big brood stock and younger rainbow trout that grow fast in the rich aquatic environment of Rocky Ford. It is one of only a few "Fly Fishing Only" streams in the state of Washington.
Spring creek fishing is very technical and challenging. Unlike big rivers, at no time will you wonder where the fish are holding, as you can often see them in their lies! Instead of searching for the fish, you are attempting to unlock the mystery of what they are eating, and how to present a fly to them without spooking them. It becomes a wily chess match between trout and angler. Welcome to the world of spring creek fishing. Light lines, small flies, and big smart trout!