Rocky Ford Spring Creek Fly-Fishing-Related Links
Rocky Ford fly fishing reports are available from the Washington Fly Fishing, Yakima River Angler (click on the "Fishing Report" button), Fly Fisherman (look/search for Rocky Ford - not always any reports), Creekside Angling Company (good reports (when they have them for RF), great store, sign up for their email fishing reports), and Evening Hatch Guide Service (not always any reports).
Current weather reports/forecasts are available for Ephrata and Moses Lake from the Weather Channel.
Sunrise and sunset times are available from the U. S. Naval Observatory.
Local fly shops and guide services for Rocky Ford include the Worley-Bugger Fly Company (Ellensburg, WA), The Evening Hatch Guide Service, Barbless Hook Fly Fishers Guide Service, Blue Skies Yakima River Fly Fishing Guide Service and the Yakima River Angler. (Here's a good page of links to the local fly fishing shops from Fly Fishing Quotes.)
Other sources of on-line information related to Rocky Ford fly fishing include the Washington Fly Fishing e-mail list archives (search for the phrase Rocky Ford), Worley-Bugger Fly Company and the Washington Fly Fishing home page (good maps, hatch chart, etc.).
In addition to classes offered by the fly shops / guide services listed above, various fly fishing classes, including occasional Rocky Ford-specific classes, are available via Kent Parks and Recreation (search with the keyword "fishing").
Good maps are available on-line from Worley-Bugger Fly Company. Printable topographic maps of the Yakima and surrounding areas are available from TopoZone. The URL given takes you to a topo centered on Rocky Ford near the hatchery; use the green arrows to move around, and the scale factor / map size to adjust the coverage and detail level.
Google Maps also allows a good look at terrain and roads via this hybrid view of the immediate hatchery area. Use the controls to move around, zoom in and out, toggle between topo maps and satellite pictures, etc.
Stories and pictures from Rocky Ford fishing trips by various people are here and here (scroll to bottom).
On-line articles about Rocky Ford include this article by Dave Graybill from the Fishing Magician website.
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