Fly Fishing Washington's Cowlitz River

October 7, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

“The Cowlitz River reminds me of that old story about a bunch of blindfolded people grabbing onto different parts of an elephant. Each person found out what one part of the elephant was like, but no one had a clue about the entire animal.” Chester Allen writes about the many faces of Washington state’s Cowlitz River, which provides a year-round challenge to steelhead, salmon and cutthroat anglers. In The Olympian.