Northwest Fly Anglers 


A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club

Upcoming events

    • July 11, 2020
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    • July 12, 2020
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    • Methow River
    • 5

    Methow River - Canceled

    Camping 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
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    • TBD
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    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 

    Camp 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
    • (PDT)
    • Cedar River
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    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 

    Camp 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 15, 2020
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    • September 20, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Northern Idaho
    • 0

    Canceled-Northern Idaho Rivers 

    Camping Hosts:  Scott Keenholts and Norm Hill

    Date: September 15-20th

    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
    • (PDT)
    • TBD
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    Saltwater - Day Outing 

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

    Camp 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
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    • October 04, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Yakima River, Lower Canyon
    • 12
    Register

    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

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 04, 2020 Munn Lake - Day Outing - Canceled
October 26, 2019 Local Lake or River Day Outing, October 26
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 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 17, 2019 CANCELLED-Crooked River
May 11, 2019 Camano Island Salt Water Day Outing
April 12, 2019 Coffee Pot Lake
April 06, 2019 Munn Lake
November 10, 2018 Cancelled-Sauk River Day Outing
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
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 05, 2018 Langlois Lake Day Outing
March 23, 2018 Yakima River Canyon Outing - Lower Canyon
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 16, 2017 Turner Chain of Lakes in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, BC
July 07, 2017 Clark Fork Outing
June 26, 2017 John Day Summer Superfloat
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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