Summer’s last hurrah – trout fishing bonanza

With the warm easy days of summer fading in the rearview mirror, we took time out for a quick trip over the mountains to the dry and fertile area of Eastern Washington for some trout fishing. We met up with Leaf Seaburg of Methow Fishing Adventures, and set off with high expectations. All expectations were exceeded with plenty of fish catching and fun having. Enjoy these photos from this great early fall day on the river.

We woke up early (5:15am!), strapped up our DRYFT Primo Zip front waders, stuffed lunches and drinks into our BKCNTRY packs and headed for the river. Fishing didn’t slow up all day- with solid takes on dries and streamers keeping the action moving quickly from first light well into the afternoon.

Trout Fly Fishing PNW photo gallery

Gear Featured in this post:

Primo Zip Waders, BKCNTRY waterproof backpack, Ambush UPF sun shirt, MTN hat, and Wizard Facemask.

Fly fishing for tiger musky; I love musky. I hate musky. Ok, I love musky again.

tiger musky fly fishing washngton - dryft

Fly fishing for musky: long hours of repetitive movements followed by brief intense action followed by jubliation or soul crushing disappointment. These fish are hard to catch but so worth the effort.

Fly fishing for tiger musky in Washington state

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Fall PNW backcountry walk ‘n wade – Exploring new water

DRYFT S14 fishing waders

DRYFT S14 fishing waders

Fall fishing in the PNW backcountry has a lot to offer.

Getting remote and exploring streams and rivers in the mountain regions can pay off big. Recently Nick and Sam went out on a quick overnight mission to explore some new water.

Upon arriving to the area we’d be exploring we were greeted by multiple signs warning of an aggressive bear ransacking occupied campsites. “Camping not advised’ warned one of the signs. Good thing we forgot the bear spray at home.

Well in the end we survived the night without a bear attack. 🙂

Fishing turned out to be tough, but the scenery sure was easy on the eyes. This was a perfect way to step back and get grounded before the busy fall season picks up. Here are some photos from the trip.

PNW Backcountry photos

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Bass Bass Bass

As the water warms up so does the bass fishing. Most parts of the country warm up earlier than in the PNW, but we still get some decent bass fishing weather every year.

bass fishing DRYFT MTN bass bass fishing SUP SUP fly fishing SUP fly fishing for bass fishing from a standup paddleboard

DRYFT presents – GEARing up [video]

Filmed mostly in 2017, this short video highlights chasing steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. This is GEARing up. #DRYFTculture