Northwest Fly Anglers 

A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club

Upcoming classes

    • January 10, 2017
    • February 21, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Haller Lake Community Center, 12579 Densmore Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
    • 0

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    A Beginning Fly Tying Class is offered to the public.  It will be taught by David Williams and Eric OlsonThis is a beginner class that will teach students not only how to tie a fly but by the end of the class to proficiently tie some very challenging flies.  The list of flies that will be tied include carey special, woolly bugger, chironomid, pat stone, pheasant tail nymph, gold rib hare’s ear,  elk hair caddis, royal wolf, compara dun and dun parachute.  Add to that immense educational base will be Dave’s input when and where to use the flies! The cost of the class is $60 and that will include materials to tie all of the flies and a description and pictures of all the flies to be tied during the class.  The patterns the class will tie were originally selected by Jim Higgins who did an excellent job of choosing patterns that build on skills learned each week so that by the end of the class students will be able to tie many patterns that are not only excellent flies to fish but will develop skills to tie many other different patterns. Students need to bring their own tools which are scissors, bobbin, bodkin, hackle pliers, whip finisher, dubbing twister, bobbin threader, vise and a tying lamp, which is optional. Students should purchase the best vise and scissors their budget allows and scrimp, if necessary, on the other tools. Materials for the flies will be furnished by NFA. More information: contact David Williams or Eric Olson

    • February 28, 2017
    • March 25, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Haller Lake Community Center, 12579 Densmore Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
    • 10
    (Preliminary) An Intermediate Fly Tying Class is offered to the public.  It will be taught by Preston Singletary.  You will learn to tie TBD patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills using your own tying tools.  Materials for the flies will be furnished by NFA. More information: contact Preston Singletary

    • April 04, 2017
    • May 09, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Green Lake Casting Pier
    • 20

    Event organizer and lead instructor: Michael Gallavan

    A Beginning Fly Casting Class is being offered to the public.  It will be taught by members of the Northwest Fly Anglers.  If you are just beginning in the sport or just want a tune up this is the class for you.

    To view pictures from a previous class, click here.

    • August 19, 2017
    • Specific location tbd

    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. 

    To view pictures from previous outings, click here.

    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

    Getting There: 

    • 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
    • September 09, 2017
    • Camano Island

    Trip Leaders:  Matt Moore and David Williams

    Fishing the salt from the beach is one of the fastest growing facets of fly fishing because Puget Sound is blessed with so many miles of beach and so many willing fish. This year the NFA will meet on Camano Island for our annual saltwater outing. Utsalady Bay will be the place where we will fish for feisty resident coho salmon, sea-run cutthroat and maybe a late pink. There is no outing fee, do bring some snacks for while you're out. Depending on the size of the group we can grill after, burgers, brats and veggies or what ever.  We do have a house and boat on the beach so I can take small groups to near by beaches as
    sea-runs move a lot. 


    • Washington saltwater fishing license and a catch card.
    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats.
    • Six or seven-weight rod. 
    • Reel with at least 50 yards of backing. 
    • Weight-forward floating line with nine-foot two or three-X leader. 
    • Extra leaders or leader material (0 to 3-X sizes).
    • Pink flies include: cerise comet, size 4, pink woolly bugger, size 4, pink flashabou comet, size 4, Clousers and poppers too.
    • Vest, hat and glasses (with strap) 
    • Stripping basket (if you have one) .
    • Camera in waterproof container.
    • Water bottle, drinks, a cooler and fridge are available.
    • Snacks in Ziplock bag in your vest. 
    • Sun screen and Rain Gear, it is Western WA.
    • We have lots chairs for sitting around at lunch.
    • Pad and pencil for note taking.


    • High tides are at approximately 8:00 and 8:00.
    • Directions will be provided to registered attendees prior to the outing, I'd like to meet with everyone a week before we go to find out what folks would like to do, time, fishing and food.

Past classes

April 09, 2016 How to Host a Fishing Outing Workshop
April 05, 2016 Beginning Fly Casting
January 05, 2016 Beginning Fly Tying
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