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Fly Fishing

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Fly Fishing

The Methow Valley is home to one of the Pacific Northwest’s most abundantly stocked (and natural) fly fishing sanctuaries. Located below Sun Mountain Lodge, the Methow River flows from the Eastern Slopes of the Cascade Mountains through the foothills of the Methow Valley, presenting gorgeous scenery and unrivaled fly fishing for Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Steelhead.


Whatever your fly fishing pleasure, you’ll find it at Sun Mountain Lodge. We have expert guides and a 16-foot drift boat  for floating the Methow River. Both cushioned seats swivel, allowing a cast to every riffle, rock and shoreline in a relaxed fashion. A stable casting platform and thigh bar provide the opportunity for fast action angling.  All fly fishing is catch and release.


We also offer our expertise for Moccasin Lake, a 30-acre private lake located just minutes from Sun Mountain Lodge. Only six rods at a time are allowed and the lake is surrounded by rangeland and mountains – a very private and pristine retreat. Average fish size exceeds 3.5 lbs., with some takes in excess of 10 lbs.!  Fly Fishing | Moccasin Lake Ranch (moccasinlakeranchwinthrop.com)

For more info on the Methow watershed or lakes, please feel free to email or call our shop. For specific details or daily reports, please contact the guys in the shop directly at 509-996-4735.







Introduction to Fly Casting Class

Includes 1 1/-2 hour class on casting, knots, and entomology, plus 24- hour equipment use. * See Activities Desk for schedule.

Guided fly fishing trips to Moccasin Lake

Offered in May, June, September and October.
$215 per day
Moccasin Lake, one of Washington’s premier fisheries. Classic Stillwater fly fishing for rainbow trout up to 10 lbs.


Sage fly rods available for rent.

$15 per day.


Fly Fishing on the Methow River

Trout: June through September


Half day float trip: $350/1 angler, $390/2 anglers

Full day float trip:  $550/1 angler, $590/2 anglers


All trips include guiding, flies, tippet, rod  (if needed), and drinking water.

Advanced reservations are strongly recommended, although we also welcome last minute trips. Please call the Sun Mountain Lodge activity shop at 509-996-4735 year round.

Cancellation Policy:  A full refund will be given if cancellation is made 30 days prior to trip. If trip is cancelled within 30 days, and we are unable to rebook date, a negotiable % will be refunded. If we are able to rebook date, a rain check will be issued to be used through the following season.


We Provide: Full guided service with in-depth knowledge of the fishing, and the Methow Valley as a whole – A catered lunch with all full day trips – we can provide full instruction on the day of the trip, although an intro to fly-fishing class is recommended and available for beginners prior to trip.


You Provide:  Washington State fishing license – Fishing gear – Please inform us of your needs in advance, and we can set-up all necessary arrangements for you.


All prices are subject to 8.4% sales tax


Questions? Would you like to make reservations? Phone us directly at (509) 996-4735 or EMAIL

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