Outing Leader: Dana Bottcher
If you would like to improve your stream fly fishing skills or would like to share your skills and knowledge about fishing streams, then this outing is for you. The idea is to put together a core of NFA mentors who love to fish moving water 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. We will all meet at EJ Roberts Park in North Bend and, as a group, go over some fundamentals then pair up and head for the river. Each pair will have several hours of mentoring and fishing on their own stretch of the river. We will all meet back at the park at 3 PM for a potluck picnic. There is no outing fee so people bring a picnic food item to share. If you would like to be a mentor or a student, you need to register as soon as possible so the outings host can make sure there are enough mentors.
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What to Bring:
- Washington fishing license.
- Fishing equipment: four or five weight rods, floating lines, 3-X and 4- X leaders.
- Wading staff.
- Water bottle.
- Hat and dark glasses.
- Camera (in Ziplock bag).
- Flies include: Prince and hare’s ear nymphs (12-14s), and elk hair caddis in yellow and gray (12-16s).
- Picnic food item to share
- Meet at 9 AM on Saturday, August 19th.
- EJ Roberts Park on 6 St. NE in North Bend.
- Get off I-90 at Exit 31 and go 3/4 around the round-about and exit so you go under I-90.
- Turn right at the light after crossing the railroad tracks.
- Take your third left onto Ballarat Ave. N.
- Turn right on 6th St. NE.
- Drive five or six blocks to Roberts Park.
- Rendezvous at the parking area halfway down the park on 6th Street