I have heard that many of the local guides on this river dead drift flies from the boat using indicators. That's fine if that's how you want to fish. There is one guide service that has a poor etiquette rep on the river. If you want to swing flies you might want to check with the guide to see if they will accomodate you. I know one that will. There is alot of river that is accessible from the road and there are public trails on the other side of the river. Fish the inside bends. There are a couple primitive campgrounds on the river and the town of Klickitat is on the river but there isn't much there. Good food and accomodations can be found in a couple towns in the Gorge. One should know that the river is glacially fed and can get dirty and unfishable in a hurry. It's best to have a plan B in that case.
Last edited by dillon; 08-26-2012 at 07:03 PM.