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A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club
Northwest Fly Anglers

MARCH PROGRAM
"A HARDY REEL RUNS THROUGH IT"

 AUTHOR ALAN PILKINGTON ON FLYFISHING AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Alan Pilkington will share with us stories of his life as a fly fisherman in Australia and New Zealand and how one of the connecting tissues has been Hardy reels, of which he is both an avid user and collector. He will bring some of his collection of over 50 vintage Hardy fly reels and some old Hardy split bamboo rods and catalogs for display.
Alan is an Australian native who has lived in the United States for thirty years. His forebears mostly fished in the small mountain streams of Australia's Southeastern alps. Now pursuing trout and salmon, Alan is fortunate enough to have fished in England, Iceland, Patagonia, New Zealand and Tasmania, as well as Alaska and the Western United States. For a period he fly fished for tarpon, bonefish and permit in Florida and the Bahamas. This quasi-manic collector of vintage Hardy fly reels has also acquired split bamboo fly rods, vintage Plumb axes, custom knives and early angling literature. Moreover, one of the celebrated books which Alan has written, Rivers of My Memory, is a assembly of poems and short stories about rivers that he has fished around the world. Join us for an evening elevated by this memoir of an illustrative life filled with fishing adventures and knowledge of vintage fly fishing gear.
Offered Annually
  • Beginning Fly Casting
  • Fly Tying: Beginnning & Advanced
  • Casing Seminars
  • Mentoring Outings

OUR HISTORY

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.
OUR FIRST THREE OUTINGS OF THE YEAR: FEBRUARY 28 AT GREEN LAKE, APRIL3-5 ON THE YAKIMA AND APRIL 10-12 AT DRY FALLS AT LAKE ARE NOW ON THE OUTINGS PAGE AND OPEN FOR REGISTRATION! 
DOWNLOAD THE TENTATIVE 2015 OUTINGS CALENDAR & SIGN UP TO HOST!
Outings Calendar 2015_16.xls
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In March we'll volunteer to do some litter clean-up (if there is any) at Kopachuck State Park and use the beach to fish for sea-run cutthroat trout and resident coho salmon.

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: http://thewriterealtor.com/.