Yakima Reservations and Fly Shop 509-962-5959 📞 All Other Reservations (509) 859-2280 📞
The Best of Washington Steelhead and Trout Since 1988
The Best of Washington Trout & Steelhead
12 Great Rivers, 4 Cool Lodges & 1 Little Fly Shop
Overnight Packages and Day Trips

Our Staff

These dedicated professionals are hard working, fleece wearing, sun glass bearing, weather tattered, sun lined, oar pulling, fish netting, fly tying genuine fly fishing guides, bums, chefs, hosts and more. At first glance they may appear to be aloof, out there, glaze eyed, robotic and or just guide like.  A closer look reveals a staff  that will do whatever it takes to make your trip the best it can be, period! See what our guests have to say!

Yakima Crew

Keith Wersland

Russel Vogt

Rich Connely

Canon Racanelli

Nathan Schepker


Upper Columbia / Black Bear Lodge Crew

Rial Blaine

Hank Jones

Justin Hotchkiss – Info Soon

Jack Mitchell


Klickitat / Steelhead Ranch Crew

Russel Vogt

Nathan Schepker

Chris Owens

Jack Mitchell


Olympic Peninsula Crew

Russel Vogt

Ryan Steen- info soon

Ryan Stefek – info soon

Chris Owens

Jack Mitchell – info soon


Kvichak River – Alaska


JOSH JAMES – info soon

LARRY RICHMOND – info soon




Dan Lawson / Facilities Manager and Chef – info soon

Jeff and Jan Cottrell

Joe Donsky – Hosted trip and merchandising manager