Naches River Guide Trips

Joe Rotter netting a Cutthroat Trout on the Naches River
Naches River 2 Boats
Naches River Fly Fishing

Our Client's Choice
Evan P. - Edmonds, WA

"This is a special little stream with so much spirit. Although I've landed some very good sized trout with the Red's crew, this is an annual adventure for me because of the scenic float, limited access, clear water, and scrappy little Cutthroat that eat dry flies. It's a fun trip and among the best I've done."

Naches River Rowing Through Haystack Rocks

Floating vs Wading

  • Season is 1st Saturday in June - October 31st
  • Float season typically lasts through July 15th or until the water gets too low

The Naches River joins the Yakima River about 20 miles downstream of our fly shop and lodge. The areas we guide and fish are less than an hour away. The river itself tumbles down the east side of Chinook Pass and is created at the confluence of the Bumping, American, and Little Naches Rivers.

We offer both float and wade fishing trips on the Naches depending on the water level. The Naches runs very fast in the early summer, so the float trip itself is very exciting and worth doing as an eco adventure itself.

The Naches River is a wild freestone stream that sees little angling pressure and boasts productive fly fishing for moderate sized wild trout. Less anglers and a chance to catch native Westslope Cutthroat on dry flies makes for a memorable adventure!  Naches River trout are fat, healthy, and very very strong.  The catch is composed of native cutthroat and wild rainbows, most of which are in the 10-16" range. The angler to fish ratio is wonderful and we feel like the overall experience is second to none!

At times, it can be a true combination of white water rafting and fly fishing! Sometimes it is so fast that we might have to remind you to look up at the cliffs, elk, and deer instead of at your fly or the giant boulders that we are squeezing the raft between!
Wade fishing is more productive later in the summer when river flows are too low to support efficient floating. This is a great time to wade because there is very little fishing pressure and the adventure is fantastic.

naches river cutthroat trout

Cost and Details

  • 8+ Hour Full Day Float Trip: $650
  • 5+ Hour Wade Fishing Trip: $525
  • All Sales Subject to WA State Sales Tax
  • Price based on double occupancy
  • Season: First Saturday in June - October 31st.
  • Float Season is June, Wading Season is July - October

Trip Includes:

  • Gourmet Lunch, Snacks, and Soft Drinks
  • All Flies and Accessories (leader, tippet, etc.)
  • Any Needed Equipment (rods, waders available for rent, etc.)

Deposit and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made by the customer less than 72 hours from the start time, will forfeit 50% of the total cost.  If you cancel more than 72 hours from the start time, you may reschedule or request a refund minus 5%.  Cancellations within 24 hours or failure to show will forfeit 100% of the trip cost.  If Red's decides to cancel the event due to adverse conditions the customer may request a full refund.