Northwest Fly Anglers 


A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club

Upcoming events

    • January 08, 2020
    • November 11, 2020
    • 11 sessions
    • Haller Lake Community Club, 12579 Densmore Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133

    Our steering committee meetings are held at the Haller Lake Community Club located at 12579 Densmore Ave. N., Seattle, WA. 98133.The steering committee meetings begin at 7:00PM, generally last until 9:00PM and are open to club officers, committee members and invited guests.

    • January 16, 2020
    • November 19, 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Haller Lake Community Club,12579 Densmore Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133

    Our meetings are held at the Haller Lake Community Club located at 12579 Densmore Ave. N., Seattle, WA. 98133.

    The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. with a social half-hour. People can visit with each other and check out the raffle, fly box, library, membership, and outings tables. There may be a pre-meeting educational program such as a fly tying demonstration. At 7:30 p.m. we begin the business meeting, which typically last about 30 minutes.  We then take a short break and everyone is invited to enjoy free refreshments in the break room. 

    After the break, we have the speaker's program. Our speakers are usually fishing guides, authors, conservationists, etc. talking about some aspect of fly fishing. People are on their way home by 9:00PM.

    Guests: If you are not a member please be sure to introduce yourself  and sign in at the membership table near the door.  You'll get a name tag, a free raffle ticket, and additional information about the club.

    • February 25, 2020
    • 7:15 PM
    • March 31, 2020
    • 9:15 PM
    • Haller Lake Community Club, 12579 Densmore Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
    • 3
    Register

    Catching fish is a ton of fun. Catching fish on a fly that you tied with your own hands is even more fun. We’re offering beginning fly tying, a series of 6 classes taught by Eric “Dinty Moore” Olson and David Paul Williams. Students will learn two patterns each class and receive the recipe and materials for two copies of each pattern.

    Each class will build on the skills learned in the previous session so by the end of the course students will be able to proficiently tie some very challenging flies. We will learn about thread control, maintaining proper thread tension and training our fingers to manipulate materials. We’ll learn about different tying materials and how to select good materials. We’ll even learn a bit about how to fish the flies we tie. Students will end up with a great selection of trout flies that will catch fish in our lakes and streams, plus a couple of saltwater flies and even a terrific topwater bass fly.

    Here is a list of tying tools that students need to bring:

    • Bobbin 
    • Bobbin threader
    • Bodkin
    • Hackle pliers
    • Vise
    • Scissors
    • Dubbing twister
    • Whip finisher (optional)
    • Tying Lamp (optional)

    Get the best vise (pedestal or C-clamp) and scissors you can afford. Materials for the flies will be furnished by NFA. 

    The list of flies that will be tied include carey special, woolly bugger, chironomid, pat stone, pheasant tail nymph, gold rib hare’s ear,  elk hair caddis, royal wolf, compara dun and dun parachute.  Add to that immense educational base will be Dave’s input when and where to use the flies! The cost of the class is $70 for members and $85 for nonmembers which includes the materials to tie all of the flies and a description and pictures of all the flies to be tied during the class.  If you are a nonmember and sign up for the class, you can join the club at any time during the class and $15 will be credited toward your membership. The patterns the class will tie were originally selected by Jim Higgins who did an excellent job of choosing patterns that build on skills learned each week so that by the end of the class students will be able to tie many patterns that are not only excellent flies to fish but will develop skills to tie many other different patterns. The class will start February 26th.

    More information: contact David Williams or Eric Olson

     

    • April 04, 2020
    • Munn Lake-Thurston County

    Munn Lake

    Host-James Schmidt

    Date: April 4, 2020

    Location: Munn Lake

    Time:  TBD

    Registration Fee: No Charge

    Munn Lake has a surface area of approximately 30 acres and reaches a depth of about 19 feet.  It is open year-round.  The lake offers excellent fishing for rainbow trout 10-20" and the occasional Brown Trout.  The lake also supports naturally reproducing Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Bluegill Sunfish, and Black Crappie.  The use of bait and internal combustion motors is prohibited on Munn Lake.

    Proven methods for targeting Rainbow Trout include fishing multiple chironomid imitations suspended from a float or trolling artificial flies/spinners.  Brown Trout can be found on the margins of the lake in shaded areas.  Shore fishing access is limited to the area around the boat launch.

    There is a WDFW access with boat launch and one toilet.

    What to Bring:

    ·        Washington state fishing license 

    ·        Raft, canoe, pontoon boat, kayak, or float tube

    ·        PFD is always recommended for riding in boats. 

    ·        Waders and wading boots

    ·        4-6 weight rods with floating line and/or sinking line

    ·        3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet, depending on which flies you use

    ·        Net

    ·        Folding Chair

    ·        Rain gear

    ·        Hat and sunglasses

    ·        Camera

    Food and Beverages:

    ·         Bring your own.

    Directions:

    ·        From Old Hwy. 99 (by Olympia Airport)

    ·        Turn north on Henderson Blvd. 1.2 mi.

    ·        East on 65th Ave. S.E. .3 miles to Munn Lake

    ·        Access on right

    ·        There is limited parking. Carpooling is very much recommended.

    Cancellation Deadline:  April 2, 2020. To cancel, log onto the NFA website with your email and password, go to the event, click on "Already Registered" and follow the prompts to cancel your registration.

     

     

     


    • April 07, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • May 05, 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Green Lake West Casting Pier
    • 18
    Register

    Cost: $60 (for all 5 sessions)

    Instructor: Michael Gallavan (with several assistants) 

    Location: Northwest side of Green Lake, near Duck Island (see map below)

    Every Tuesday: 7 April to 5 May 2020 (5 total sessions)

    Class Start: 6:30 to 8:00 pm- Rain or shine

    Come a little early- 6:00 to 6:15 pm to get set up

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    If you are just beginning in the sport or want a tune-up, this is the class for you!

    On a space available basis, the class is open to Northwest Fly Angler club members and the general public.  20 people is the maximum size of the class that can be accommodated.  Signup is through the NFA website.

    If the parking lot (see map below) is full, there is usually parking available on the streets to the north.

    Bring weather-appropriate clothing, your rod, reel, and floating line with a leader with 0x or 1x tippet.  For those people who do not have fly fishing gear, some loaner gear will be provided.

    We don't use flies with hooks in the class. Instead we'll use about an inch of yarn (provided) tied to the end of your leader to provide proper action.

    Please wear eye protection.  Your standard glasses or sunglasses are fine.  

     

     

     

    • April 16, 2020
    • 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Haller Lake Community Center

    NFA Garage Sale

    A garage sale will be held at the NFA general meeting on April 16th.  The garage sale is open to ALL MEMBERS to sell and purchase items.  10% of  proceeds of each member's sale must be provided to the club.

    • 6:45 p.m. Set up for the sale (This is the earliest time for set up)
    • 6:45-7:30 p.m. Garage sale 
    • 7:30-7:45 p.m.  Regular business meeting (timing is estimated)
    • 8:00 p.m. Club raffle 
    • 8:10 p.m. Guest speaker
    Some books and DVDs from the NFA Library will also be offered for sale. 100% of these proceeds go to the Club.

    Questions?  Please contact Matt Moore or Phil Friend


    • April 26, 2020
    • Camano Island
    • 16

    Saltwater Fishing, Camano Island 

    Outing Host: Matt Moore 

    Date: April 26, 2020  

    Registration Fee:  No Charge (day outing) 

    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 in the spring for our first saltwater day outing.  Utsalady Bay will be the place where we will fish for feisty sea-run cutthroat.  Our host has a house and boat on the beach so he can take small groups to nearby beaches as sea-runs move a lot.

    What to Bring for Fishing:

    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats
    • Washington saltwater fishing license and a catch card
    • 6 or 7 weight rod
    • Reel with at least 50 yards of backing
    • Weight-forward floating line with nine-foot 2x or 3x leader
    • Extra leaders or leader material (0 to 3x sizes)
    • Pink flies including Cerise Comet (size 4), Pink Woolly Bugger (size 4), Pink Flashabou Comet (size 4), Clousers, and Poppers
    • Vest, hat and glasses (with strap)
    • Stripping basket (if you have one)
    • Camera
    • Sun screen and rain gear
    • Pad and pencil for note taking

    Food & Beverages:

    •  Bring your own snacks for when you're fishing
    • We have lots of chairs for sitting around for lunch
    • Depending on the size of the group, we might be able to grill burgers, brats, veggies or whatever.

    Directions:

    Directions will be provided to registered attendees prior to the outing.  Matt would like to talk with everyone a week before the outing to find out what folks would like to do, time, fishing and food.  

    Cancellation Deadline:  Deadline for cancellation is April 23rd.  If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host.   

     

     

    • May 01, 2020
    • May 03, 2020
    • Yakima River, Upper Canyon
    • 16

    Yakima River, Upper Canyon 

    Outing Host(s): TBD

    Date: May 1-3, 2020 

    Registration Fee:  $25/person (no charge for 2 hosts) 

    The Upper Yakima area, from Bullfrog Road to Ellensburg, offers more than 20 miles of relatively easy wading and floating.  NFA will set up camp at (TBD) Campground, near the river and South Cle Elum.  This section is well traveled by local guides because there are plentiful hatches of insects and plenty of large fish taking both wet and dry flies.

    Your primary catch will be rainbow trout and whitefish.  Many of our group will be floating one of several drift sections.  If you don't have a boat, there is easy wade access points from the Bullfrog Road area, through South Cle Elum, down to Thorp and beyond along Highway 10  This should be an ideal time when the April runoff is slowing and before early irrigation floods start.  

    What to Bring for Fishing:  

    • Washington state fishing license
    • Suitable floating devices including pontoon boat, raft, or drift boat
    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats
    • It is very likely to be quite cool during the day and significantly colder at night. Bring clothes that will keep you warm.  Although we are on the "dry" side of the Cascade, it rains here too.  Bring rain gear.
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera
    • 4-6 weight rods and floating lines
    • Net
    • 3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet, depending on which flies you use
    • Check the local fly shops on what is working but bring a variety of nymphs including Stone, Copper Johns, and Bead Head Prince Nymphs; streamers including buggers, and Caddis.
    • Water bottle and drinking water
    • Waders, wading boots, and wading staff.

    What to Bring for Camping:

    • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
    • Change of clothes (You may get wet)
    • Flashlight(s)
    • Folding Chair

    Food & Beverages:

    • The outings fee covers all of the meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch
    • Bring your own wine, beer, or hard stuff
    • You do not need to bring any cook gear or eating utensils.

    Directions:

    • East on I-90 to Cle Elum
    • Take exit 84
    • Campground TBD (Eagle Valley in South Cle Elum)

    Cancellation Deadline:  Cancellation deadline is 8:00 p.m. April 26th. If you need to cancel, contact the Outing Host(s).  No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline.

     

    • May 15, 2020
    • May 17, 2020
    • Coffee Pot Lake
    • 16

    Coffee Pot Lake 

    Outing Host(s):  David Williams and Eric Olson

    Date: May 15-17, 2020

    Registration Fee:  $25.00/person (no charge for 2 hosts)

    Coffee Pot Lake is best known for its prodigious chironomid hatches that feed rainbow trout reaching nearly 24" long.  In addition to those big trout, swimming under the fly fishers radar are plenty of largemouth bass that go up to 5 pounds.  It has black crappie and some yellow perch as well.  Coffeepot Lake is located in a deep coulee a few miles northeast of Odessa, so a floating device is necessary.

    You'll want chironomids;some with weight and some without.  If the water is still cool, then the fish will be working deep.  Last June, the fish were cruising the surface.  TDC's, Ice Cream Cones, and your favorite chironomid patterns in size 14-18 work.  Dragonfly nymphs such as Chickabou Dragon or Draper Dragon (Flies of the Northwest pattern book) on a sinking line will take fish. Of course the ubiquitous black or olive rabbit bugger will catch most anything.  All you need to have the most topwater fun with the largemouth is The Hamster (Flyfishing for Western Smallmouth) and expect a nasty strike from a big rainbow as well.  Add a white baitfish pattern (ask Eric Olson for his pattern) and you'll be set.

    This lake is in a remote location but there is a small BLM campground and boat launch available there.  The campground has approximately 10 campsites with picnic tables and campfire rings, a large covered pavilion, plenty of parking for RVs, and a vault toilet.  There is no potable water on site so each of us will need to bring drinking water, approximately 1 gallon per person per day.

    What to Bring for Fishing:  

    • Washington state fishing license
    • Raft, canoe, pontoon boat, kayak, or float tube
    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats
    • 4-6 weight rods and both floating and sink lines
    • 3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet depending on which flies you use.

    What to Bring for Camping:

    • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
    • Bring clothes for warmish daytime temperatures and chilly nights
    • Rain gear
    • Sun screen, hat, and sunglasses
    • Flashlight(s)
    • Folding Chair
    • Camera
    • Water Bottle

    Food & Beverages:

    • The outing fee covers all the meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch
    • Bring your own wine, beer, or hard stuff
    • You do not need to bring any cook gear or eating utensils.

    Directions:

    •  I-90 east to Exit 206
    • Take WA-21 north towards Odessa
    • Get ice and other last minute supplies in Odessa, continue north on WA-21
    • Turn right (east) on Coffeepot Road
    • Turn right at Coffeepot Lake.  We will be staying at the campground at Coffeepot Lake.

    Cancellation Deadline: Deadline for cancellation is 8:00 p.m. May 10th. If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host(s).  There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.

     

     

     

     

    • June 05, 2020
    • June 07, 2020
    • Chopaka Lake
    • 16

    Chopaka Lake

    Outing Host(s):  TBD

    Date: June 5-7th 

    Registration Fee:  $25/person (no charge for 2 hosts)

    This trip is designed to hit the peak of trout activity in this remote lake in Okanogan country. Chopaka Lake is where fly fishermen belong, and chironomid soakers put down roots.  It just may be the hottest callibaetis mayfly lake in the state.  Located on a distant walled-in funnel at just under 3,000 feet elevation above the Sinlahekin Valley, Chopaka Lake is 148.8 acres of trout water squeezed into a narrow 1.5 mile-long ladle. Depths in the southern half, the handle end, average less than 10 feet and support fertile nests of bottom vegetation that grow incredible insect fodder, especially mayfly nymphs.  The bowl of the ladle is on the north end where the lake bottom plunges to more than 70 feet.  A floating device is necessary to fish for the really large rainbows that cruise the lake.

    WA DNR has a no fee campground with 2 vault toilets, somewhat potable water, and a number of campsites with picnic tables.  A few of the picnic tables have wooden canopies.  You should have your WA Discovery Pass or WA DNR Pass with you for this campground.

    The federal BLM has a no fee campground with 8 campsites with campfire rings and a vault toilet just past the DNR campground.  There has been camping outside of the defined campsites in the BLM campground area.

    NFA usually establishes itself in the DNR campground.

    What to Bring for Fishing:  

    • Washington state fishing license
    • Raft, canoe, pontoon boat, kayak, or float tube.
    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats.
    • 4-6 weight rods and floating lines.
    • 3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet depending on which flies you use.
    • Check the local fly shops on what is working.  You may want to bring Hares Ear and Lightening Bugs.

    What to Bring for Camping:

    • WA Discovery Pass
    • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
    • Bring clothes for warmish daytime temperatures and chilly nights
    • Rain gear
    • Sun screen, hat, and sunglasses
    • Flashlight(s)
    • Folding Chair
    • Camera
    • Water Bottle
    • Bring drinking water, approximately 1 gallon per person per day

    Food & Beverages:

    • The outing fee covers all the meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch
    • Bring your own wine, beer, or hard stuff
    • You do not need to bring any cook gear or eating utensils.

    Directions:

    • Drive to Wenatchee and head north on Rte. 97 to Tonasket
    • From Highway 97 at Tonasket, take the Loomis-Oroville Highway west through Loomis.
    • Two miles past Loomis, turn left onto the Chopaka Mountain Road. Keep to the right and drive the steep grade up the mountain
    • After 3.5 miles, take the road to the right for two more miles to reach Chopaka Lake

    Cancellation Deadline. Deadline for cancellation is 8:00 p.m. May 31st.

    If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host(s).  There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.  

     

     

     

    • June 13, 2020
    • TBD

    Local Lake- Day Outing 

    Specific location TBD based on fishing conditions as we get close to 6/13:  To be announced two weeks prior to the outing 

       

    Outing Host- TBD

    Date:  June 13, 2020

    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    Registration Fee:  No Charge 

    What to Bring:  

    • Washington State fishing license
    • Raft, canoe, pontoon boat, kayak, or float tube
    • PFD is always recommended for riding in boats
    • Waders, wading boots
    • 4-6 weight rods with floating line and/or sinking line
    • 3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet, depending on which flies you use
    • Net
    • Folding Chair
    • Rain gear
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera

    Food & Beverages:

    •  Bring your own

    Directions:

    •  To be provided when the location has been selected.  Please be sure to register to make sure you receive the information.

    Cancellation Deadline:  June 11, 2020. To cancel, log onto the NFA website with your email and password, go to the event, click on "Already Registered" and follow the prompts to cancel your registration.

     

     

     


    • June 20, 2020
    • June 27, 2020
    • John Day River-Oregon
    • 15

    John Day River Summer Super Float 

    This outing will open for registration at a future date (TBD) pending additional information on obtaining permits to float the river. 

    Outing Hosts: TBD

    Dates: June 20-27th

    Registration Fee: $250/person (no charge for 2 hosts) 

    This is a multi-day float on Oregon's John Day River for small mouth bass fishing.  Expect to catch dozens of fish a day.  This is one of Oregon's most spectacular rivers.

    The John Day River is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 284 miles long, in northeastern Oregon.  Undammed along its entire length, the river is the third longest free-flowing river in the contiguous U. S. and the longest undammed river in Oregon.  This segment offers warm-water bass fishing with 30-40 fish days the norm.  Calm water boating is punctuated with relatively easy rapids.

    You will want bass flies and lots of them: poppers, pretty ones, ugly ones, and even uglier ones.  You will be casting into the foam lines and against the cliff faces.  Forty fish days are going to tear those flies apart. 

    The plan is to leave Seattle on Saturday June 20th and drive to Condon, OR. and stay there that night.  On Sunday, June 21st, the group will shuttle to the put-in spot, set up all of the boats and gear and push off once all are ready.  After spending 6 nights on the river the group will take out on Saturday June 27th.

    •  You MUST have an acceptable river boat or a spot saved on one to register (check with the hosts to determine if you boat is acceptable).
    • You MUST have an acceptable PFD (check with the hosts to determine if your PFD is acceptable).

    What to Bring for Fishing & Rafting:

    • Oregon state fishing license
    • Sun screen, a hat, and sun glasses
    • 4-5 weight rods. Everyone uses floating lines with 3x and 4x leaders
    • Lots of Bass Flies, especially poppers
    • Water bottle with liquid
    • An acceptable PFD
    • An acceptable boat

    What to Bring for Camping:

    • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
    • Clothes for warmish daytime temperatures and chilly nights
    • Rain gear
    • Sun screen, hat, and sun glasses
    • Flashlight(s)
    • Folding Chair
    • Camera

    Food & Beverages:

    • The outing fee covers all of the meals on the river
    • Bring your own wine, beer, or hard stuff
    • You  to Goldendale, WA. & Bend OR. do not need to bring any cook gear or eating utensils.

    Put-in & Take-out Logistics & Fees:

    Put in:  The group will meet in Condon, OR. on 6/20 at 5:00 p.m. at the Condon Motel parking lot to discuss the shuttle and put-in logistics.  Lodging on 6/20 is available at the Condon Motel or the Condon Hotel.  You need to make your own reservations.  Camping is also available in the area.

    Take-out:  The take-out on June 27 will be at the Cottonwood Campground.  All of the equipment and boats, including the gear boats, will need to be cleaned and packed before anyone departs.  Plan on being on the road at 4:30 p.m. and getting back to Seattle at 10:00 p.m.

    FEES:  The fee will cover shuttles and food while on the river.  It will not cover meals while driving to and from Oregon nor dinner while in Condon.  

    Getting There:  

    • I-90 east to Ellensberg
    • US-97 South, I-82 E. to Yakima
    • US-97 South to Goldendale, WA. & Bend, OR.
    • US-97 to Biggs, OR. & Bend, OR.
    • A few miles south of Biggs, near Wasco go E. on OR-206 to Condon

    Cancellation Deadline:  Deadline for cancellation is 8:00 p.m. June 6th, 2 weeks before the outing.  If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host(s). There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.

    • July 11, 2020
    • July 12, 2020
    • Methow River
    • 16

    Methow River 

    Outing Hosts: TBD 

    Date:  July 11-12 

    Registration Fee:  $25/person (no charge for 2 hosts)

    Big bushy dry flies are of special interest to the large (up to 20 inches) cutthroat that live in the Methow River.  Nymphs will also tempt these cutthroat and the healthy rainbow population.  The Methow is a great river to float: fishing is allowed from the boat.  Other flowing water venues are the Twist River and the Chewuck River; both best suited for wading.  For the non-fishers, there is swimming, hiking, biking, shopping (Twisp's Saturday farmers market and cowboy town Winthrop), and sightseeing (Grand Coolee Dam).

    We are camping at Lighting Pines Campground, on the river and across from the town of Methow.  If you require only a tent site, you do NOT need to call Lightening Pines for a reservation.  Reservations are required ONLY if you need a RV site/hookups/electricity.  Camping and RV site fees will apply so please check with Lightning Pines Campground for fee information.  

    What to Bring for Fishing:  

    • Washington state fishing license
    • 4-6 weight rods with floating lines and 3x and 4x leaders
    • Patterns would include bead-head Prince nymphs (8s and 10s) and large yellow stimulators (or other grasshopper patterns).
    • Net
    • Waders, wading boots, and wading staff.
    • Pontoon boat, rafts, or drift boat
    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats.

    What to Bring for Camping:

    • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
    • Rain gear
    • Sun screen, hat, and sunglasses.
    • Bring clothes for warmish daytime temperatures and chilly nights
    • Rain gear
    • Flashlight(s)
    • Folding Chair
    • Camera
    • Water Bottle

    Directions:

    • From Wenatchee, follow Rte. 2 and 97 north to Pateros
    • Turn left on Rte. 153
    • Pass through the town of Methow and turn right on Burma Rd. at the bridge
    • Follow the signs to Lightning Pines Campground

    Cancellation Deadline: Deadline for cancellation is 8:00 p.m. July 5th. If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host(s).  There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.

     

     

    • July 26, 2020
    • TBD

    Local Lake- Southend, Day Outing 

    Specific venue tbd based on fishing conditions as we get close to July 26; To be announced two weeks prior to the outing 

    Outing Host: TBD

    Date:  July 26, 2020

    Registration Fee:  No charge, day outing 

    What to Bring:  

    ·        Washington state fishing license

    ·        Raft, canoe, pontoon boat, kayak, or float tube

    ·        PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats

    ·        Waders, wading boots, and wading staff

    ·        4-6 weight rods with floating line and/or sinking line

    ·        3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet, depending on which flies you use

    ·        Net

    ·        Folding Chair

    ·        Rain gear

    ·        Hat and sunglasses

    ·        Camera

    Food & Beverages:

    ·         Bring your own

    Directions:

    ·        To be provided when the location has been selected.  Please be sure to register to make sure you receive the information.

    Cancellation Deadline: Deadline for cancellation is July 24th. If you need to cancel, log onto the NFA website with your email and password, click on "Already Registered", and follow the prompts to cancel your registration.

     

     

     


    • August 15, 2020
    • Cedar River

    Cedar River

    Specific meeting point tbd based on fishing conditions as we get close to 8/15; To be announced two weeks prior to the outing 

    Outing Host:  TBD

    Date:  August 15, 2020 

    Registration Fee:  No charge, day outing 

    The Cedar River originates in the Cascades and flows approximately 45 miles to Lake Washington.  The Cedar River is the primary water source for the City of Seattle and as a result the upper watershed is completely closed to public access.  The lower river is open to catch and release fishing from just below Landsburg Dam (upstream of Maple Valley) all of the way down to the mouth of the river in Renton.  The river is only open for fishing of the resident Rainbow Trout and Cutthroat Trout during June, July, and August.  The rest of the year it is closed to all fishing to protect weak runs of Sockeye Salmon and Winter Steelhead.

    Trout 10"-12" are very common.  Trout 16"-19" are not unusual.  They are not present behind every good-looking rock however and to find them requires some diligence.

    What to Bring:  

    • Washington state fishing license
    • 4-6 weight rods with floating line
    • 3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet, depending on which flies you use
    • Waders, wading boots and staff
    • Folding chair
    • Rain gear
    • hat and sunglasses
    • Camera

    Food & Beverages:

    •  Bring your own

    Directions:

    • TBD, our outing host, will provide specific information as to where we will meet on the river approximately two weeks prior to the outing.  Please register for the outing to make sure you receive these instructions.

    Cancellation Deadline: The deadline for cancellation is August 13th. To cancel, log onto the NFA website with your email and password, go to the event, click on "Already Registered" and follow the prompts to cancel your registration.


    • September 11, 2020
    • September 16, 2020
    • Northern Idaho
    • 16

    Northern Idaho Rivers 

    Outing Hosts: Phil Friend and Norm Hill

    Date: September 11-16

    Registration Fee: $50/per person (no charge for 2 hosts) 

    Our campground will be in the small town of Lowell, 340 miles east of Seattle  at Three Rivers Campground located right where the Lochsa and Selway Rivers converge. Just 20 miles west is the convergence of the South and Middle Forks of the Clearwater River in the town of Kooskia.  Native cutthroat and bull trout are the primary catch, taking Mayflies, Caddis or Grasshoppers.  You need a well stocked fly box to cover all of these rivers.  Wading will be easy on the Selway and Lochsa.  Boats and pontoons can be used on the Clearwater.  There are many tributaries worthy of fishing as well.  Three Rivers Campground has full facilities for comfortable tent camping as well as RV dry sites.  Gas up in Kooskia before driving 20 miles to Lowell as there are no facilities available in Lowell.

    What to Bring for Fishing:  

    • Idaho state fishing license
    • Bring clothes for warmish daytime temperatures and chilly nights.
    • Sun screen, a hat, and sunglasses
    • Waders, wading boots, and wading staff
    • 3-5 weight rods
    • Net
    • Floating lines with 4x and 5x leaders.  Bring 6x leader material if you have to put on really small flies.

    What to Bring for Camping:

    • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
    • Rain gear
    • Flashlight(s)
    • Folding chair
    • Camera
    • Water Bottle

    Food & Beverages:

    • The outing fee covers all the meals from Saturday breakfast through Wednesday lunch.
    • Bring your own wine, beer, or hard stuff
    • You do not need to bring any cooking gear or eating utensils

    Directions:

    • Drive east on I-90 to Kooskia, ID. then 20 miles east pn Hwy. 12 to Lowell.
    • Make sure your NFA registration includes an up-to-date email address and cellphone number

    Cancellation Deadline: Because this outing requires more extensive logistical efforts, the deadline for cancellation is 8:00 p.m. August 21st; 3 weeks prior to the outing.  If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host(s).  There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.

    • September 26, 2020
    • TBD

    Saltwater- Day Outing 

    Specific venue and timing tbd and based on fishing conditions as we get close to 9/26 

    Outing Host:  Jake Watrous

    Date:  September 26, 2020

    Registration Fee:  No charge (day outing) 

    As noted in the write up for NFA's May Camano Island outing, fishing the saltwater from the beach is one of the fastest growing facets of fly fishing.

    What to Bring:  

    • Washington state saltwater fishing license and catch card
    • 6-8 weight rods with float line and sink line
    • 2x and 3x tippet, depending on which flies you use
    • Waders and wading boots
    • Stripping basket if you have one
    • Rain gear
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera

    Food & Beverages:

    •  Bring your own

    Directions:

    It is too soon in the season to identify where in Puget Sound we should fish.  Our host will provide specific information as to where we will meet approximately one week prior to the outing.  Please register for the outing to make sure you receive these instructions.

    Note: Bring a WA Discover Pass or Vehicle Access Pass.  It may be needed depending on where we park.

    Cancellation Deadline:  The deadline for cancellation is September 24th. To cancel, log onto the NFA website with your email and password, click on "Already Registered" and follow the prompts to cancel your registration.  

     


    • October 03, 2020
    • October 04, 2020
    • Yakima River, Lower Canyon
    • 16

    Yakima River, Lower Canyon 

    Outing Host(s): TBD

    Date: October 3-4, 2020 

    Registration Fee:  $25/person (no charge for 2 hosts) 

    The Lower Yakima canyon, from Wilson Creek to Roza Dam, offers more than 20 miles of relatively easy floating.  NFA will set up camp at the Big Pines Campground, right on the river.  This is sagebrush country, a basalt and desert landscape home to Bighorn sheep, deer, and plentiful hatches of insects.

    Your primary catch will be trout and whitefish.  Almost all of the trout are rainbows. Many of our group will be floating from any of the several launch sites downstream to the Big Pines campground or from the Big Pines campground down to the Roza impoundment. If you don't have a boat, there is easy wade access points via numerous pullouts on Canyon Road running alongside the river, state route WA-821.  In the spring and at the end of the summer through the fall, wading is not difficult.  When the river runs high during the summer due to upstream releases for irrigation, wading is more difficult.  

    What to Bring for Fishing:  

    • Washington state fishing license
    • Suitable floating devices including pontoon boat, raft, or drift boat
    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats
    • It is very likely to be quite cool during the day and significantly colder at night. Bring clothes that will keep you warm.  Although we are on the "dry" side of the Cascade, it rains here too.  Bring rain gear.
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera
    • 4-6 weight rods and floating lines
    • Net
    • 3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet, depending on which flies you use
    • Check the local fly shops on what is working but bring a variety of nymphs including Stone, Copper Johns, and Bead Head Prince Nymphs; streamers including buggers, and Caddis.
    • Water bottle and drinking water
    • Waders, wading boots, and wading staff.

    What to Bring for Camping:

    • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
    • Change of clothes (You may get wet)
    • Flashlight(s)
    • Folding Chair

    Food & Beverages:

    • The outings fee covers all of the meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch
    • Bring your own wine, beer, or hard stuff
    • You do not need to bring any cook gear or eating utensils.

    Directions:

    • East on I-90 to Cle Elum
    • Take exit 109 to Canyon Road
    • Drive south about 20 miles
    • Campground is located near milepost 8

    Cancellation Deadline:  Cancellation deadline is 8:00 p.m. on September 27th. If you need to cancel, contact the Outing Host(s).  No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline.

     

    • October 18, 2020
    • TBD

    Southend Lake-Day Outing

    Specific venue tbd based on fishing conditions as we get close to 10/18: To be announced two weeks prior to the outing 

    Outing Host:  TBD

    Date: October 18, 2020

    Registration Fee:  No charge (day outing) 

    What to Bring:

    • Washington state fishing license
    • Raft, canoe, pontoon boat, kayak, or float tube
    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats
    • Waders, wading boots
    • 4-6 weight rods with floating line and/or sinking line
    • 3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet, depending on which flies you use
    • Net
    • Folding Chair
    • Rain gear
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera

    Food & Beverages:

    •  Bring your own

    Directions: 

    • To be provided when the location has been selected.  Please be sure to register to make sure you receive the information.

    Cancellation Deadline:  Cancellation deadline is October 16th. To cancel, log onto the NFA website with your email and password, click on "Already Registered" and follow the prompts to cancel your registration.

     

     


Past events

February 15, 2020 2020 Lynnwood Fly Fishing Show
December 07, 2019 Holiday Party and Auction
October 26, 2019 Local Lake or River Day Outing, October 26
October 19, 2019 Duwamish Hill Restoration
October 12, 2019 Cancelled-Local Lake or River Day Outing, October 12
October 04, 2019 Yakima River Canyon Outing - Lower Canyon
September 28, 2019 Local Lake or River Day Outing, September 28
September 14, 2019 Cancelled - Salt Water Day Outing, September 14th.
September 09, 2019 Western Montana Streams
September 06, 2019 Clark Fork Outing
August 24, 2019 Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Outing, August 24
August 22, 2019 Cancelled-Lower Skagit River Day Trip (Float)
July 19, 2019 Crazy Horse (Ginny) Lake & Stewart Lake Base Camp
July 12, 2019 CHANGE OF DATE-Methow River Outing
July 11, 2019 2019 NFA Annual Picnic
July 06, 2019 Cancelled-Local Lake or River Day Outing, July 6
June 22, 2019 John Day Summer Superfloat
June 15, 2019 Lake Ballinger-June 15
June 08, 2019 Local Lake Day Outing-June 8
May 31, 2019 Chopaka Lake Outing
May 18, 2019 Miller Creek Conservation
May 17, 2019 CANCELLED-Crooked River
May 11, 2019 Camano Island Salt Water Day Outing
May 03, 2019 Washington Fly Fishing Fair
April 27, 2019 Walker Preserve Forest Restoration
April 12, 2019 Coffee Pot Lake
April 06, 2019 Munn Lake
April 02, 2019 Beginning Fly Casting
March 02, 2019 Miller Creek Restoration
February 26, 2019 Beginning Fly Tying
January 17, 2019 Membership Meeting
January 09, 2019 Steering Committee Meeting
December 02, 2018 Holiday Party and Auction
November 10, 2018 Cancelled-Sauk River Day Outing
October 20, 2018 Duwamish Alive Conservation Event
October 12, 2018 CANCELLED-Klickitat River Steelhead Outing Stinson Flats
October 06, 2018 Local Lake Day Outing
September 29, 2018 Salt Water Day Outing
September 21, 2018 Cancelled-Yakima River Canyon Outing - Lower Canyon
September 14, 2018 Clark Fork Outing
September 08, 2018 South Sound Salt Water Day Outing
August 25, 2018 Snoqualmie River Day Outing
August 17, 2018 Methow River Outing
August 11, 2018 Camano Island Salt Water Day Outing
July 29, 2018 Turner Chain of Lakes Outing in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, BC
July 19, 2018 NFA Annual Picnic
June 30, 2018 Cedar River Day Outing
June 23, 2018 Grand Ronde Super Float Outing
June 20, 2018 Cedar River Day Outing
June 09, 2018 Lake Serene Day Outing
June 01, 2018 Chopaka Lake Outing
May 18, 2018 Lower Deschutes River Outing
May 12, 2018 Teal Lake Day Outing
May 12, 2018 Kids Fish-in
May 05, 2018 Langlois Lake Day Outing
May 04, 2018 Washington Fly Fishing Fair
April 03, 2018 Beginning Fly Casting
March 31, 2018 Miller Creek Forest Restoration
March 23, 2018 Yakima River Canyon Outing - Lower Canyon
January 30, 2018 Beginning Fly Tying
January 18, 2018 Membership Meeting
December 09, 2017 Auction and Holiday Party
October 21, 2017 Reforest our River at the Duwamish Shoreline
October 07, 2017 Pass Lake - Day Outing
September 29, 2017 Klickitat River for Salmon and Steelhead
September 16, 2017 Salt Water day trip - Camano Island
September 15, 2017 Central Oregon for Trout
August 19, 2017 Middle Fork Snoqualamie River - Mentoring Day Trip
August 04, 2017 Methow Valley
July 20, 2017 NFA Picnic
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 24, 2017 HERRING'S HOUSE: DUWAMISH RIVER
May 13, 2017 Langlois Lake
May 05, 2017 Washington Fly Fishing Fair
May 05, 2017 Cancelled-Lower Deschutes River
April 22, 2017 Duwamish Hill Preserve
April 07, 2017 Yakima River Canyon
April 04, 2017 Beginning Fly Casting
March 25, 2017 Seattle's Green Lake
March 04, 2017 Plant a Tree in the Cedar River Watershed
March 02, 2017 Sage Factory Tour
January 10, 2017 Beginning Fly Tying
December 04, 2016 Auction and Holiday Party
November 19, 2016 Plant A Tree For Salmon On The Cedar River!
October 22, 2016 Duwamish Alive
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 21, 2016 NFA Picnic
July 08, 2016 Methow Valley
July 05, 2016 Rock Island Fishing Camp
June 25, 2016 Cavanaugh Pond on the Cedar River Restoration
June 19, 2016 Youth Fly Fishing Academy
June 18, 2016 Rattlesnake Lake
June 03, 2016 Chopaka Lake
May 21, 2016 Langlois Lake
May 06, 2016 Deschutes River
April 29, 2016 Washington Fly Fishing Fair
April 22, 2016 Yakima River Skwala Stonefly Hatch (Cancelled)
April 16, 2016 Weed Pulling and Plant Mulching at the Duwamish Hill Preserve
April 09, 2016 How to Host a Fishing Outing Workshop
April 05, 2016 Beginning Fly Casting
April 02, 2016 Restore Native Kokanee in Lake Sammamish
March 04, 2016 Olympic Peninsula Rivers
February 28, 2016 Seattle's Green Lake
February 20, 2016 Restore the Duwamish Hill Preserve
February 13, 2016 Lynnwood Fly Fishing Show
January 05, 2016 Beginning Fly Tying
October 24, 2015 Duwamish Alive
July 18, 2015 Cast and Dig on the Cedar
June 13, 2015 Tanner Landing
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