There’s a bunch of white stuff out there…
Ellensburg is currently sitting under several inches of snow and there’s more in the forecast for the rest of the week. The Yakima River is still frozen and there’s not much of an opportunity to get outside and wet a line. If you tie flies, this is the time of year when you can stock up on patterns for the upcoming season. If you don’t tie flies, there are plenty of fly fishing films out there to get you through this cold snap!
Be aware that once temperatures begin to rise, the river will thaw and the snow will melt. If this happens suddenly, we will experience some flooding and “blowout” conditions. Stay tuned here and on our other media for river updates.
Inspiration To get on the vise!
If you’re in the Yakima area this weekend and need some inspiration on new fly patterns to tie, swing by the Central Washington Sportsmen Show at the Sundome and check out the Fly Tying Theater. On Sunday, February 17th, one of our guides - Kyle Wilkinson - will be hosting two tying seminars with a focus on our local waters. At noon, Kyle will be tying and discussing favorite fly patterns for Rocky Ford Creek. At 3 p.m., Kyle will also be tying streamer patterns to use in both rivers and stillwaters. Come say hi to Kyle and our friends at Trout Unlimited at the show!
Here is a link to the show times if you are interested in attending: http://shuylerproductions.com/yakima_schedule/#fly-tying