Thank you for taking a moment to learn about Top Fly.
Top Fly Guide Service is all about providing excellent service to the customer. We fish for trout year around. In May we start fishing for smallmouth bass on the lower Yakima River.
We will switch from fishing smallmouth bass on the lower Yakima River to fishing trout between May and the end of June, when the water gets too low for bass.
At the end of June we switch gears to full-time trout fishing. Depending on the flows beginning in June, we will offer summer-run steelhead on the Klickitat River.
In the fall, we bounce back and forth from the Yakima River to the Klickitat River fishing for trout and steelhead.
We thoroughly enjoy what we do and take out a wide variety of anglers. Whether it is someone’s first trip or you are an experienced angler, we get the same amount of pleasure out of fishing with folks. We enjoy making relationships with people, the laughs and deep conversations that we get into on the water.
For many people, it is a much-needed getaway from the busyness of city life and a change of scenery from sitting behind a desk and computer. We cater each trip for the type of angler that comes out, whether you need help on the mechanics of your cast, dry fly fishing, nymphing, euro nymphing, streamer fishing, or you are just out to enjoy the day and catch fish. We can spend most of the day anchored, working water, and making you a better angler, or work the water from the boat and cover more of the river. Each day you’ll find my boat clean, on time, and ready for you to have the best experience possible.
We tie most of my flies during the off-season, but the river conditions and hatches are always changing so we are typically tweaking flies daily to match what the fish want.
We start prepping for your trip the night before the trip. We are working to make your trip the best and safest fishing experience. This way, the moment you step in one of our boats, you can relax and just think about the fish and surrounding scenery.
I can assure you, whether you are fishing with me or one of my associate guides, you will have an above satisfactory experience! We have decades of experience on the water and are licensed professional guides that live our lives on the water. If anything happens that does not meet your expectations then I urge you to let me know and we can make things right.Nathan Schepker