Northwest Fly Anglers 


A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club


Upcoming events

    • September 15, 2017
    • September 17, 2017
    • TBD
    • 8

    Outing Leader: Ron Romeis and Stephen Willams 

    Again, this year the outing will be held on the Metolius River at Pine Rest Campground. This is a beautiful river with very nice camping and the reputation for being a tough river to catch fish. Last year, everyone who attended caught at least one fish. Not something that can be said about some of our outings. In September, there are numerous hatches of mayflies, caddis, and stoneflies. The Golden Stoneflies persist on the upper stretches of the Metolius well into September. The water temperatures on this river are relatively stable and will be in the middle to high 40’s. Wading the Metolius can be dangerous, as there are areas of swift currents and drop offs. Use a wading staff and exercise caution when stepping into the river. It is often deeper than it looks close to the banks. There are other fishing options in the area. Three Creeks Lake is nearby and so is the Middle Deschutes River. Sisters, Oregon offers shopping, restaurants, and also makes a decent location to base camp for heading off to the High Cascade lakes or other rivers in the area a bit over an hour away.

    Pine Rest Campground will be the main HQ on the Metolius River. However, it is for tent camping only. I've chosen this site because it has a very nice gazebo that would be good for the cooking area and provide cover in the event of rain. It is the best site for managing our group. This site does not have potable water, but water is available at another nearby site. Alternatively, the Gorge Campground is less than 2/10 of a mile away; and is available for RV, or trailer campers. Both of these sites offer beautifully shaded, well maintained sites and are right on the river. None of the sites at Pine Rest campground offer reservable sites. Other campgrounds are reservable through Hoodoo Recreation’s website. However, I will go to Pine Rest in advance of the outing and pitch tents to hold at least three sites. Each site is large enough to accommodate at least two or three tents. There are numerous other camping sites on the Metolius, but none have a gazebo or other "group" site set up like Pine Rest. Camping fees are $16.00 per night, per site. If there is more than one vehicle on each site, they charge an extra $8.00 per vehicle, per site, per night. I will attempt to hold some sites, but would appreciate it if everyone registered would provide me their Golden Age Pass number, if you have one, and your vehicle license plate number. That way I can save a few bucks on the sites.

    NFA will provide all the meals for the weekend fromSaturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. Saturday dinner will be available between 6 PM and 10 PM. Bring your own beer, wine, and hard stuff. The outings fee is $25. I do not have the kitchen gear to prepare the meals for this large group. I will need some help from the club with the kitchen gear, table ware, etc. If I am unlucky, and the sites are all occupied at Pine Rest, I will attempt to get sites at the Gorge Campground close by. There are plenty of sites, but no gazebo at the Gorge.

    To see pictures from previous outing, click here.

    What to Bring: 

    • Oregon fishing license.
    • Fishing equipment: four or five weight rods, floating lines, 3-X and 4-X leaders, and strike indicators (for nymph fishing). 
    • Camping gear: tents, sleeping bags and pads, and flashlights. Folding camp chair. 
    • No floating devices.
    • River flies: bead head nymphs (12-18s) and elk hair dries (14-16s). soft hackles 18-20’s, golden stone nymphs, mayfly emergers, parachutes,16-22’s.

    • Lake flies: green, brown, and black woolly bugger and mayfly dries (14-20s). Callabaetis dries and nymphs.

    • Water bottle. 
    • Camera (in Ziplock bag). 
    Getting There: Directions: Pine Rest Campground or Gorge Campground
    • September 16, 2017
    • Camano Island

    Trip Leaders:  Matt Moore and David Williams

    Fishing the salt from the beach is one of the fastest growing facets of fly fishing because Puget Sound is blessed with so many miles of beach and so many willing fish. This year the NFA will meet on Camano Island for our annual saltwater outing. Utsalady Bay will be the place where we will fish for feisty resident coho salmon, sea-run cutthroat and maybe a late pink. There is no outing fee, do bring some snacks for while you're out. Depending on the size of the group we can grill after, burgers, brats and veggies or what ever.  We do have a house and boat on the beach so I can take small groups to near by beaches as
    sea-runs move a lot. 

    WHAT TO BRING: 

    • Washington saltwater fishing license and a catch card.
    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats.
    • Six or seven-weight rod. 
    • Reel with at least 50 yards of backing. 
    • Weight-forward floating line with nine-foot two or three-X leader. 
    • Extra leaders or leader material (0 to 3-X sizes).
    • Pink flies include: cerise comet, size 4, pink woolly bugger, size 4, pink flashabou comet, size 4, Clousers and poppers too.
    • Vest, hat and glasses (with strap) 
    • Stripping basket (if you have one) .
    • Camera in waterproof container.
    • Water bottle, drinks, a cooler and fridge are available.
    • Snacks in Ziplock bag in your vest. 
    • Sun screen and Rain Gear, it is Western WA.
    • We have lots chairs for sitting around at lunch.
    • Pad and pencil for note taking.

    HOW & WHEN TO GET THERE 

    • High tides are at approximately 8:00 and 8:00.
    • Directions will be provided to registered attendees prior to the outing, I'd like to meet with everyone a week before we go to find out what folks would like to do, time, fishing and food.
    Matt
    • September 29, 2017
    • October 01, 2017
    • Stinson Flats, Goldendale, WA

    Outing Leader: Mark Conner

    At over 100 miles, the Klickitat River, located in Southeastern Washington, is one of the state’s longest free flowing rivers from its glacial source to its confluence with the Columbia River. The river originates in the snow capped peaks of Mount Adams, a 12, 276-ft. active volcano. This renowned Pacific Northwest steelhead and salmon stream gains momentum quickly, dropping approximately 5,000 feet in elevation over its course. 100 year old “character” Oregon White Oak trees ornament the hillsides of the river gorge. The Klickitat provides passage and spawning grounds for a variety of native anadromous fish, predominantly spring and fall runs of Chinook Salmon but also Coho (Silver) Salmon. 

    The Outings Fee is $25 and covers all the food from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch. 

    To see pictures from previous outings, click here.

    Directions and map to Stinson Flats.

    WHAT TO BRING: 

    • Washington steelhead fishing license with Columbia River Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement
    • Camping gear 
    • Boat (pontoon boat would work)
    • Six or seven weight rod 
    • Reel with at least 100 yards of backing 
    • Floating line with nine-foot 1- or 2-X leader 
    • Stonefly nymphs, 4s and 6s; egg patterns 
    • Vest, hat and glasses (with strap)
    • Camera in waterproof container
    • Water bottle
    • Snacks in Ziplock bag in your vest
    • Folding camp chair 

    HOW TO GET THERE:

    • Take I-90 east to Exit 108 to I-82 (just past Ellensburg) and head south towards Yakima.
    • Take Exit 50 onto Rte. 22 south 6 miles through Toppenish to Rte. 97 towards Goldendale.
    • After 48 miles on Rte. 97 take first Goldendale exit (Rte. 142).
    • Follow Rte. 142 for 11.7 miles and turn right onto Glenwood Highway (no sign!!) 
    • In 10 miles turn left at the sign for Stinson Flats
    • Drive to the bottom of the valley and look for the NFA banner.
    • October 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Whidbey Island, WA

    Outing Leader: Scott McCracken

    The Pass Lake outing is a great chance to land large brown trout as well as feisty rainbows. Everyone is bringing a floating device (float tube, pontoon boat, canoe, pram, etc.) since casting from shore is really not much of an option. It is well known that the lake’s browns are susceptible to large streamers and that a sink line may be the difference between catching one or not. If possible, we should plan to meet no later than 9:00 AM.  There is no fee for this one-day outing, but please register for the outing so the club will know how many people to expect.

    Pictures from previous outings
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    Map to Pass Lake
     

    Photos of Pass Lake 

     

     


Past events

August 19, 2017 Middle Fork Snoqualamie River - Mentoring Day Trip
August 04, 2017 Methow Valley
July 16, 2017 Turner Chain of Lakes in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, BC
July 07, 2017 Clark Fork Outing
June 26, 2017 John Day Summer Superfloat
June 02, 2017 Coffee Pot Lake
May 13, 2017 Langlois Lake
May 05, 2017 Cancelled-Lower Deschutes River
April 07, 2017 Yakima River Canyon
March 25, 2017 Seattle's Green Lake
March 02, 2017 Sage Factory Tour
October 08, 2016 Pass Lake Outing
October 01, 2016 Klickitat River for Salmon and Steelhead
September 16, 2016 Central Oregon for Trout
September 10, 2016 Saltwater Outing
August 19, 2016 Naches River
July 30, 2016 Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Mentoring
July 08, 2016 Methow Valley
July 05, 2016 Rock Island Fishing Camp
June 18, 2016 Rattlesnake Lake
June 03, 2016 Chopaka Lake
May 21, 2016 Langlois Lake
May 06, 2016 Deschutes River
April 22, 2016 Yakima River Skwala Stonefly Hatch (Cancelled)
April 09, 2016 How to Host a Fishing Outing Workshop
March 04, 2016 Olympic Peninsula Rivers
February 28, 2016 Seattle's Green Lake
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