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A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club
Northwest Fly Anglers

Upcoming Program

Author Chester Allen is our guest speaker for the August 21st meeting. Chester began to fish before he learned his multiplication tables and started fly fishing well before any struggles with the quadratic equation. So it comes as  no shocker that he has spent his life fly fishing and, considering that he is a  graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, often writing about his piscatorial ventures. An accomplished journalist,  Mr. Allen was in the newspaper business for almost two decades and wrote a very popular outdoors and fishing column for The Olympian for more than eight years - just about 106 months!          
Chester recently published his first book, "Fly Fishing for Sea-Run Cutthroat". He is busily writing another while fishing his brains out, writing for The Drake and riding herd on two Portland-based car magazines. Chester splits his time between Portland and Hood River if he’s not playing fishing hooky  and heading for Puget Sound, Central Oregon, the Oregon Coast, Yellowstone Country or Montana.
            Chester is not a commercial guide. So he won't be selling trips. He has accomplished a great deal of fresh water fly fishing in Oregon, Montana, and, as you might gather from his photo with a caravelle above,  saltwater in Mexico. His program ought to fascinate and inform. You are invited to come and listen to an enthusiastic fellow relate marvelous fishing stories. Perhaps we will all learn something and, of course, come away having been entertained.
Offered Annually
  • Beginning Fly Casting
  • Fly Tying: Beginnning & Advanced
  • Rod Building
  • Speciality 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.
Leech lake @ White Pass August 1-2
Leech is a 46-acre fly fishing only high Cascade Mountain lake at 4400 feet elevation just below White Pass. The lake sports manifold numbers of wild brook trout and planted triploid rainbows. In July & August there are prolific hatches of  large dragonflies and some mayflies. Trolling for large trout in the evening is a dynamic strategy. Expect to catch lots of large fish.
Middle Fork Snoqualmie One Day Stream Mentoring August 9
If you would like to learn more about fly fishing and especially about how to improve your stream fishing skills then this is the outing for you. If you want to share your skills and knowledge about fly fishing and fishing streams then we need you to make this outing successful. The idea is to get together a core of NFA mentors who love to fish moving water and put them together with some eager students in a one-on-one day of teaching and fishing on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, about 35 miles east of Seattle.

Download the 2014 Outings Schedule

Outings Calendar 2014_32.xls
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Library and History

Photo Albums for sale

The NFA proundly supports the Northwest Youth Conservation Fly Fishing Academy by providing two full scholarships each year.  This year's application period has closed. Applications for next year's summer camp will be availbale in the spring of 2015
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