Northwest Fly Anglers 


A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club

Upcoming events

    • September 21, 2018
    • September 23, 2018
    • Big Pines Campground
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    THIS OUTING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    Outing Leaders:  Jim Morrison and ????
    Registration Fee:  $25.00

    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 access 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.

    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.

    What to Bring for Fishing:

    • Washington state fishing license
    • 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 Cascades it rains here too, especially in the early spring.  Bring rain gear.
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera (in a zip lock bag)
    • 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 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 for when you are on the river
    • Waders, wading boots and wading staff

    What to Bring for Camping:

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

    Directions:

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

    To see previous outing pictures, click here. 

    Cancellation Deadline:  Deadline for cancellation is midnight on Sunday before the event. If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host(s). There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.   

    • September 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Point No Point County Park
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    Outing Hosts: Phil Friend and Scott Keenholts

    Location: Point No Point Lighthouse County Park  9009 Point No Point Rd. N.E., Hansville, WA. Point No Point County Park

    Registration Fee:  No charge 

     This is our third scheduled saltwater outing of the year. If you have not been to this park, you are in for a treat! This is a beautiful spot. Our host likes to fish the point on the beach beyond the lighthouse. Around the south/east edge of the point the water is shallower and the trout seem to be there. You can certainly hook a salmon here. Hatchery Coho should be legal as of Sept. 5th (to be confirmed nearer the outing date).    

    Fishing is best at the tide change. High tide is 8:44 a.m. and low tide is 3:27 p.m.   

    Food & Beverages:

    • Bring your own

    What to Bring:

    • Washington state saltwater fishing license and catch card
    •  5-8 weight rods with float line and sink line
    •  Waders and wading boots     
    • Your favorite silver salmon streamers and cut throat flies (anything with red is good)
    • Rain gear     
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera (in a zip lock bag)

    Directions:

    • If you want to car pool to save ferry expenses, feel free to contact others attending the outing to make your own arrangements.      
    • The Point No Point County Park is just 10 minutes away once you get off the ferry in Kingston. There is a parking lot at the lighthouse. Meet up with the rest of the attendees at the beach beyond the lighthouse at 9:00 a.m. Ferry Schedule Edmonds to Kingston

    NOTE: Bring a WA Discover Pass.  

    • October 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Pass Lake
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    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.

    Outing Hosts:  Scott McCracken

    Registration Fee:  No charge

    Food & Beverage:

    • Bring your own

    What to Bring:

    • Washington state fishing license
    • Raft, canoe, pontoon boat, kayak, or float tube (if it is a lake)
    • Waders, wadinig boots, and wading staff (if it is a river)
    • 4-6 weight rods with floating line and/or sinking line
    • 3x,4x, and maybe 5x tippet depending on which flies you use
    • Folding Chair
    • Rain gear
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera (in a zip lock bag)

    Directions:

    For information about Pass Lake, please clink here. Pass Lake

     

    • October 12, 2018
    • October 14, 2018
    • Stinson Flats
    • 14
    Register

    Outing Hosts: Bill Gibson

    Registration Fee:  $25.00

     The Klickitat River, one of Washington State's longest free flowing rivers, rises in the high Cascades in a remote corner of the Yakima Indian Reservation.  It flows southeast then generally south, meandering through steep canyons and enters the Columbia at Lyle, approximately 10 miles NW of The Dalles, OR.   

    The Klickitat is known as a Summer Steelhead River.  There are steelhead in the river when it opens to fishing on June 1st and the fishing holds up through mid October.  In addition to Steelhead, the Klickitat produces Chinook and Coho Salmon.  There are also large resident Rainbow Trout throughout much of the river all season long.

    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.

    What to Bring for Fishing:

    • Washington steelhead fishing license and a Columbia River Steelhead Endorsement.
    • It is very likely to be quite cool during the day and significantly colder at night.  Bring clothes that will keep you warm.
    • Rain gear
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera (in a zip lock bag)
    • 4-6 weight rods and floating lines
    • 2x and maybe 3x tippet depending on which flies you use
    • Stonefly nymphs and egg patterns
    • Water bottle and drinking water for when you are on the river
    • Waders, wading boots and wading staff

    What to Bring for Camping:

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

    Directions:

    • Drive east on I-90 to Exit 108 to I-82 (just past Ellensburg)
    • Drive south on I-82 to Exit 50 to WA-22
    • Drive south on WA-22 into Toppenish and turn south on WA-97 towards Goldendale
    • Drive 48 miles on WA-97 towards Goldendale
    • Take the 1st Goldendale exit onto WA-142
    • Follow WA-142 for 11.7 miles and turn right onto the Glenwood Highway (there is no signal)
    • Drive on the Glenwood Highway for 10 miles and turn left at the sign for Stinson Flats
    • Drive to the bottom of the valley and look for the NFA banner.

    To see pictures from previous outings, click here.

    Cancellation Deadline:  Deadline for cancellation is midnight on Sunday before the event. If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host(s). There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.  

     

    • November 10, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    Specific meeting point tbd based on fishing conditions as we get close to 11/10; To be announced-two weeks prior to the outing

    Outing Host: Helsa Petersen

    Registration Fee:  No charge

    The Sauk River, approximately 1 1/2 hours from Seattle, is a brawling river.  It is a free flowing/undammed major tributary to the Skagit River and is part of the Skagit Wild and Scenic River System.  Its headwaters are in the North Cascades near Glacier Peak.  Glaciers and snowmelt provide relatively clear cold water, but heavy runoff, caused by the clear cutting of timber, can turn the river into a muddy mess.  Catching the river just right can be a hit or miss proposition.

    The Sauk River produces winter and summer steelhead plus Coho and Chum salmon.  Dolly Varden also inhabit the river.

    WA-530 follows the Sauk River from its confluence near Rockport upstream to Darrington.

    Food & Beverages:

    • Bring your own

    What to Bring:

    • Washington state fishing license
    • 7-9 weight rods with floating line
    • 2x and 3x tippet depending on which flies you use
    • Waders, wading boots, and wading staff
    • Folding Chair
    • Rain gear
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera (in a zip lock bag)

    Directions:

    Our host will provide specific information as to where we will meet approximately two weeks 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.  

     

     

Past events

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
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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