River Guided Fly Fishing Trips for Steelhead
There is an ample supply of fine lodging in the Methow valley. Because we
often fish the lower 20 miles, we find Pateros to be the most convenient
place to stay and meet guests. Here is an affordable and convenient Motel
to stay at.
The "Met" boasts healthy numbers of summer-run steelhead and is our favorite
river to swing a floating line with skaters, damp flies, or wets for
The alluring, gin clear water, scenic backdrop, large boulders, and aggressive population of wild and hatchery Steelhead make this a tough river to beat. We wade and float this river depending on water levels and strategy. Overnight accommodations in the Methow valley are utilized for this trip, and we encourage multi-day itineraries.
*NOTE: Steelhead seasons on the Methow are managed on an annual basis after returning adult steelhead runs are counted on the Columbia River. If there are plenty of fish, then the season will open on short notice. Typically the season run from early October through March.
A Washington Freshwater Fishing License with Catch Record Card is required for this trip.
Lodging and Logistics
Lake Pateros Motor Inn
Meeting Time and Place
We will typically meet you at 7 am at the Pateros Super Stop and Rivers Restaurant
(connected). The restaurant opens at 6 am every day.
"I caught my first steelhead on the Methow a few years ago and it was unforgettable, especially since it was followed by second, third, and fourth on the same day! Learning to fish steelhead on the Methow was great for me because it is a very manageable size and thanks to the guide and water clarity, I was actually able to read the holding lies pretty well by the end of the first day. It really sped up the learning process for me and now I am a full blown steelhead junkie!"
T. Huber - Sammamish, WA
Fly Assortment! -
48+ hot flies to get you all set up for Steelhead fishing on the Methow
River this fall.
Our guides chose these flies with this river in mind, it is a great package and superb value! It includes a Cliff's
Bugger Barn Fly Box for FREE!
- Gourmet Lunch, Snacks, and Soft Drinks
- All Flies and Accessories (leader, tippet, etc.)
- Any Needed Equipment (rods, reels, spey rod, waders, etc.)
Cost and Deposits
Full Day Trip: $495 ($534.60 w/ tax)
Price based on double occupancy
Deposit and Cancellation Policy: At the time of reservation,
a $100 Deposit is required to hold your date. If you cancel your trip
less than 48 hours prior to the start date, your deposit will be retained by
On trips cancelled more than 48 hours out from the start time, the deposit
can be applied towards a future guide trip, online retail purchases, or
in-store purchases. In the event that the outfitter
decides to cancel the trip due to adverse conditions, the deposit is
Methow River Guided Fly Fishing Trout
This is one of our favorite rivers for fishing in the late summer.
Although the Met is best know for its terrific steelhead run, it also has a
very healthy population of wild Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout making it a
viable fly fishing destination throughout the summer and fall. Some of
the trout here can be very large. Trout season is open from June 1 -
September 30th and Steelhead usually opens in early October.