Notes from our clients!
“My fishin buddy and I finally pulled the trigger and booked a day trip to fish the Yakima October 29th. We were not familiar with some of the techniques that are used on the Yakima but our guide Todd soon had us dialed in. I've done several different guided trips for various species, Todd is hands down the best guide I've had the pleasure to fish with. We started catching fish right at the launch and the action was steady enough that we didn't want to stop for lunch. You must stop for lunch, Todd is also a great riverside ''chef'' and his BBQ chicken was very tasty.
We had a fantastic trip and are planning to be back next year. Thank you Todd for a great adventure!”
"We spent the day fishing with Todd, I really appreciated his knowledge of the river, the fish and the techniques we used. He helped us improve our skills but kept the focus on enjoying the trip, it was the perfect balance. He also cooks up a great lunch. We can't wait until next year."
"My friend and long time fishing companion Keith and I booked a trip with Ellensburg Anglers to fish the Yakima in the first week of October.We knew that a trip at this time of year always involves a throw of the weather dice, and the first day was windy, the second, cold. That however, did not detract from a marvelous trip with guide Stefan.
Stefan has intimate knowledge of the river, its fishery, its currents and its flies. Where i his real skill lies in putting you where the fish are, and equally important, keeping you informed of what to expect and where to cast. He keeps the dialogue going, so that you are prepared for each possibility with sufficient time to plan your cast. He has an extensive set of flies, and stays up with changing conditions by changing flies, leaders, weights in order to give you the best chance of success.
A hallmark of this outfit is an excellent hot lunch cooked at stream side. Steak one day, grilled chicken the next.
I definitely plan to use this service again.
Thank you Stefan, for two great days."
“An absolutely fantastic time on the Yakima with our guide, Todd from Ellensburg Angler.
My teenage son and I were looking for a new activity to learn together, we decided on fly fishing. But where to start? The 101 class at the Bellevue Orvis shop was an easy introduction. The class touched on the basics; equipment (rods, reels, lines, etc.), fishing in Washington and best of all, getting a taste of casting in the parking lot. The staff at Orvis was great. They kept the information simple and fun, catering to complete newbies.
Next step, schedule a day with Ellensburg Anglers.
Todd met us in Cle Elum with everything we would need for our time on the river. From beginning to end of our time on the river, Todd made sure we spent every moment actively fishing. He constantly gave instruction, made corrections and encouragement, all while rowing and positioning the boat. Impressive display of skill and knowledge. And to top it off, Todd made us a delicious lunch, grilling a perfect steak.
A memorable day that we will plan to repeat as often as possible. Thank you Todd at Ellensburg Angler and to Orvis Bellevue for getting us hooked.”
“A friend and I went out last week with Mike and had a really nice half day on the river. He is a great guide—knows just what is happening with the fish, tailors the trip to the skill level and interests of the clients, patient with our wind-knots, and hard working as all get out.
He really does his best to make each outing as successful as it can be. I went with another guide outfit last spring on the Yakima, and Ellensburg Anglers is much better.”
“There’s a reason why Ellensburg Angler is the Orvis 2016 Endorsed Fly Fishing Outfitter Of The Year. Well deserved! I’ve gone out with Todd Fuchigami several times and have always gotten into more trout than expected. More importantly I’ve walked away from each trip with a ton more knowledge on the art of fly fishing and a renewed admiration for the sport.
I’m a 13 year angler but have gone with friends who are completely new to the sport. Todd caters to all of us and the whole experience is seamless. Thanks to Todd and Ellensburg Angler for building amazing fly fishing experiences and memories for all of us.”
“Our Ellensburg Angler’s Guide, Stefan, was awesome. My son loved having Stefan as our guide for what was an amazing experience fly fishing the Yakima! Both my son and I caught several beautiful trout. My son brought in the biggest catch at 16”! The smile on my son’s face was beyond measure.
Stefan’s expertise, teaching skill, patience, and direction made it all possible. Brilliant stuff! We will be back for another fishing trip with Stefan and Ellensburg Anglers!”
“Went fishing with the Ellensburg Angler Team during the spring, summer, and fall this year. Fished the Yakima, Klickitat, and Rocky Ford, I guess hired them more than seven times this year … did it by drift boat and walk&wade. Was fortunate to fish with four different guides and I rate all of them very highly.
Each time I went, I came back a better angler … what has been incredible, is their willingness to impart their knowledge. Not only on what to use, but casting techniques, locations, how to read the water and various locations. I really felt that they wanted me to become a better angler.
Oh, and yes we caught fish … lotsa of fish … big fish (Summer run Steelhead), big ‘Bow’s on the Yak … and, of course, bigger ‘Bows at Rocky Ford.
If you want to learn, catch fish, and have a great time … Ellensburg Angler is the place!!!”
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