Safety on the river is important. As our clients and guests, we will work to build your trust for the entire day and experience – we want you as a repeat customer! We are frequently on remote waters, and being prepared for every situation is as important as matching the hatch. Your guides are certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid.

Professional Fly Fishing Guide Services

Experience a full or half-day float trip in a dynamic river environment and Washington’s only blue ribbon trout stream as it winds through open prairies, deep canyons, and dense, tree-lined stretches only a 90-minute drive from the Seattle metro area. Or, stay close to Seattle and fish the Snoqualmie River or Puget Sound beaches – we can show you it all!

When you book a half, full, or multi-day float trip, be confident that your time on the river will be safe, fun, and educational. A world-class experience with Emerging Rivers Guide Services is our goal – excellence in customer service means exceeding your expectations. Fully licensed and insured.

Come spend the day on board a new StreamTech Boats “Salmonfly” drift boat. I’ll provide you with high quality Orvis fly rods, reels, flies, and accessories – or you may bring your own. If you’ve never been fly-fishing before, we’ll work together to ensure that you understand the basics, and introduce techniques to spot and catch fish. Everything you need to have a great day on the river is included.

Using a drift boat opens up new water and can put you closer to where the fish are. There are few things better than quietly traveling through a vibrant river environment only to be interrupted by the sound of your fly reel racing!

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Owner, has cast flies around the Western US for the last 15 years and lived in Washington since 1984 – with stops in Colorado, Missouri, Texas, and Utah that have given him the opportunity to enjoy some of the best fly fishing in the United States. The Yakima is Derek’s home water, and protecting and preserving the river is his passion. This passion for sharing the river shows in his client’s experiences and ensures that the resource and beauty is there for future generations.

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There are many ways to measure the success of a fishing trip, whether you are new to fly fishing or experienced.

One thing I do guarantee is your satisfaction with Emerging Rivers Guide Services. I appreciate your business and will work to exceed your expectations. How do I measure my success as a guide and business owner? Ecstatic customers who become repeat customers and give referrals – ask about my customer loyalty program during your trip!

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