A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club
Northwest Fly Anglers


You are invited to come hear Abigail Schuster teach us how best to catch and release fish back to the wild. Learn from Abby the proper techniques for conserving our most precious fly fishing resource - the fish!  Having fished with her father as a child for stripers and blues in Long Island Sound, Abby graduated from the University of Montana. Living in Montana afforded her the opportunity to fly fish the freshwater rivers and creeks of the Pacific Northwest. Also lucky enough to fish the serene flats of the Bahamas and Mexico catching bonefish,  Abby subsequently moved to Washington to pursue her lifelong passion for fishing and now works locally as a professional guide for Emerald Waters Anglers.
Offered Annually
  • Beginning Fly Casting
  • Fly Tying: Beginnning & Advanced
  • Casing Seminars
  • Mentoring Outings


The Northwest Fly Anglers (NFA) is a family oriented fly fishing club that is devoted to the sport of fly fishing through monthly programs, educational activities, environmental projects, and fishing outings.
The NFA was founded in 1972 and is based on the premise that fly fishing not only encourages the conservation of natural resources but also provides a means for individuals to come together to learn about and enjoy beautiful settings and fishing experiences in the Northwest.
Anyone who is interested in fly fishing is encouraged to come to our monthly meetings to meet members and learn about the NFA. Club membership is open to all ages and skill levels. We welcome individuals, couples, and families interested in the sport of fly fishing.
Outings Calendar 2015_3.xls
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Green Seattle Day at Seward Park on November 8.
Come out to celebrate Green Seattle Day by helping restore Lake Washington’s shoreline habitat at Seward Park with NFA friends. If you can be early, meet around 9:00 am at Cafe Vita for your own pastry and hot drink. Its near the park entrance. There is usually coffee at the event sign-in location too. The volunteer event starts at 10:00 and ends about 2:00 pm. Look for more details in the next Flypaper and using the Conservation tab at the top of this page.

NFA member David Williams' New Book

David has just written a great book: Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth.  It is not only comprehensive on the subject covering places, flies, gear, and techniques but is an enjoyable read.

Here is a sample:  "Coldwater fishers have been led by coldwater writers to believe that coldwater fish swim at the apex of the freshwater fish world. Trout (and by association, those who pursue them) have been characterized as more refined, more intelligent, and clearly more sophisticated than any other freshwater species.  If trout writers are to be believed, all trout live in the purest of waters, sip the tiniest of insects off the surface (the trout version of taking afternoon tea complete with crustless cucumber sandwiches) and then retire until the evening repast." 

Anyone who wants more information or to order a copy, contact David at: