Northwest Fly Anglers 


A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club

Upcoming events

    • January 08, 2020
    • (PST)
    • November 11, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 10 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
    • (PST)
    • November 19, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 6 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.

    • September 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Class
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    Instructor- Jake Watrous

    Date:  NEW DATE !  September 21, 2020

    Time:  7:00 p.m. Jake will send out a Zoom invitation to club members closer to Sept. 21st. 

    In advance of the club's salt water outing on Sept. 26th, Jake will teach members how to tie two different flies- Clouser and Surf Candy.  This Zoom class is open to all NFA members, regardless of whether you are attending the Sept. 26th outing. You do not need to register on the NFA website to attend this class.  Jake has taught fly tying classes on Zoom for Trout Unlimited and is very good at using dual cameras for his classes. 

    Recommended Materials 

    Clouser:

    • Hook:  Any size between #4 and #10. I recommend a straight eye, standard length, and extra strong, stainless hook if you’re headed to the salt.  I’ll be tying on Tiemco 811S, Tiemco U401s, or Daichi 2546 hooks, but if you’re not headed to the salt any straight eye, standard length streamer hook will work just fine.
    • Thread: I recommend white thread. Smperfli Nano Silk 6/0 is good stuff, but any 6/0 white thread will also work fine.  If you’re tying with UV epoxy, monofilament is something you may want to get anyway for other fly patterns as well- it absolutely disappears in the resin.
    • Belly: White Farrar blend, synthetic bucktail, Bucktail, ultra- hair, or super hair-basically any white streamer body material.
    • Optional:Sides:  Krystal Flash in pearl or UV pearl, Lateral Scale, or something similar.
    •  Back: Olive or chartreuse Farrar blend, synthetic bucktail, ultra-hair, or super hair-basically any streamer body material.  Angel Hair in Peacock or Blue will also work fine.
    • OPTIONAL Back Addition: Peacock Herl
    • Eyes: Barbell eyes sized to the hook.

    Surf Candy:

    •  Hook:  Any size between #4 and #10. I recommend a straight eye, standard length, and extra strong, stainless hook if you’re headed to the salt.  I’ll be tying on Tiemco 811s, Tiemco U401s, or Daichi 2546 hooks, but  any straight eye, standard length streamer hook will work just fine.
    •  Thread: I recommend white thread. Smperfli Nano Silk 6/0 is good stuff, but any 6/0 white thread will also work fine.  If you’re tying with UV epoxy, monofilament is something you may want to get anyway for other fly patterns as well- it absolutely disappears in the resin.
    • Body:  Flat braid in pearl or white.  Prices are all over the map on this stuff, but for my money Bill's Bodi Braid or Flat Diamond Braid are hard to beat, even when compared to the 2x more expensive Lagartun Flat Braid.
    • Belly: White Farrar blend, synthetic bucktail, Bucktail, ultra-hair, or super hair-basically any white streamer body material.
    • Back:  Angel Hair in Peacock or Blue
    • Eyes: 1/8" stick-on eyes (I like pearl).  You’ll be gluing the eyes on anyway, but the stick-on feature really helps.
    • Glue: Used for attaching eyes only if you aren’t using UV Epoxy. Zap-A Gap or Zap Goo (thicker) work well. Though cheaper than UV epoxy, some disadvantages to glues are odor and the risk of tubes or nozzles drying out.

    If You’d Like to Tie with UV Epoxy, You’ll ALSO Need:

    • UV Epoxy:  Thick or Thin Loon or Solareez UV cure epoxy.  Thick builds up faster but doesn’t penetrate.  I’ll be using both, but you’d be okay with either.  UV epoxy is cool because it is odorless and stays workable until you shine a UV light on it-at which point it sets up almost instantly.  Fly tying magic.
    • UV Light:  The best lights I’ve found are the Loon Infinity light ($60) and the Loon Bench Light ($40).  They aren’t the cheapest, but in my experience cheaper lights fail to cure (dry) the epoxy well, take longer to do so, and don’t last as long.  Loon and Solareez epoxies are both designed to work best with Loon lights (it’s a physics/light wavelength thing).  Between the two, infinity light seems more powerful (quicker cure time) and is rechargeable.  It’s a little more but, ecology and power aside, if you’ve priced batteries you may find it is “worth it”.




    • September 26, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Tacoma Narrows Park
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    Saltwater - Day Outing 

    Camp Host:  Jake Watrous

    Date:  September 26, 2020  Meeting time is 9:30 a.m.

    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. We will mainly be fishing for Coho Salmon and Searun Cutthroat, but other species are possible. The timing and southern location of this event is perfect for good results.  High tide is 3:20 p.m., so we will be fishing a large incoming tide, which tends to bring fish in closer for fresh foraging.  Should be good! 

    Face mask is a requirement while in the parking lot and socializing or anytime you are near others. 

    What to Bring:  

    • Washington state saltwater fishing license and catch card
    • 6, 7, or 8 weight saltwater setup is ideal throwing minnow or streamer type flies. 
    • Waders and wading boots
    • Stripping basket if you have one
    • Rain gear
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera

    Food & Beverages:

    •  Bring your own

    Directions:

    Tacoma Narrows Park is located at 1502 Lucille Parkway N.W., Gig Harbor. Click the attached link for park details, map, park trail map, and WDFW Regulations.    Tacoma Narrows Park

    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
    • (PDT)
    • October 04, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Yakima River, Lower Canyon
    • 11

    CANCELED--Yakima River, Lower Canyon 

    Camping 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
    • (PDT)
    • TBD
    Register

    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 

    Camp 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

September 15, 2020 Canceled-Northern Idaho Rivers
August 15, 2020 Cedar River - Day Outing
July 26, 2020 Local Lake - Day Outing
July 11, 2020 Methow River - Canceled
June 13, 2020 Local Lake - Day Outing - Canceled
June 09, 2020 John Day River Summer Super Float - Canceled
June 05, 2020 Chopaka Lake - Canceled
May 15, 2020 Coffee Pot Lake - Canceled
May 01, 2020 Yakima River, Upper Canyon - Canceled
April 26, 2020 Saltwater Fishing, Camano Island - Canceled
April 16, 2020 NFA Garage Sale - Canceled
April 07, 2020 Beginning Fly Casting Class - Canceled
April 04, 2020 Munn Lake - Day Outing - Canceled
February 25, 2020 Canceled - Beginning Fly Tying
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 Canceled-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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