Northwest Fly Anglers 


A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club

Upcoming events

    • April 21, 2022
    • November 17, 2022
    • 7 sessions
    • Haller Lake Community Club,12579 Densmore Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133

    Our meetings are held at the Haller Lake Community Club located at 12579 Densmore Ave. N., Seattle, WA. 98133.

    The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. with a social half-hour. People can visit with each other and check out the raffle, fly box, library, membership, and outings tables. There may be a pre-meeting educational program such as a fly tying demonstration. At 7:30 p.m. we begin the business meeting, which typically last about 30 minutes.  We then take a short break and everyone is invited to enjoy free refreshments in the break room. 

    After the break, we have the speaker's program. Our speakers are usually fishing guides, authors, conservationists, etc. talking about some aspect of fly fishing. People are on their way home by 9:00PM.

    Guests: If you are not a member please be sure to introduce yourself  and sign in at the membership table near the door.  You'll get a name tag, a free raffle ticket, and additional information about the club.

    • May 11, 2022
    • December 14, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Meeting is held using Zoom

    Our steering committee meetings are held using Zoom. The meetings begin at 7:00PM, generally last until 9:00PM and are open to club officers, committee members and invited guests. To receive an invitation contact the NFA president.

    • July 23, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cedar River (Washington)
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    Cedar River (Host - Tom Beaulaurier) 

    Specific meeting time and location TBD, based on fishing conditions as we get close to the outing date. To be announced ~2 weeks prior to the outing.

    A favorite with Seattle locals, the Cedar River is a great, close-to-town option that offers exceptional fishing for feisty wild trout. Though the Cedar River is now a household name among anglers in the Seattle area, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, the Cedar River went largely unnoticed until it was opened for trout fishing during the summer of 2004. The river had been closed to fishing decades earlier because its salmon and steelhead runs had been devastated and still aren’t where they ought to be.

    The Cedar River remains an important spawning ground for these anadromous fish. The river is still closed to any and all fishing for salmon and steelhead, and it’s also simply illegal to fish when most of these big species return and spawn. But during the years of closure, the Cedar River’s trout thrived. So, when it opened it quickly caught on, and it’s been a go-to spot for Puget Sound-area anglers ever since. You must release all of these wild trout unharmed, which helps preserve this fishery. You’ll find both rainbow trout and cutthroat trout in the Cedar River, though rainbow trout tend to be more common.

    Trout 10” to 12” are very common. Trout 16” to 19” are not unusual. They are not present behind every good-looking rock however and to find them requires some diligence. The Cedar River is a walk-and-wade fishery, with an emphasis on the walk portion of that phrase. Most anglers access the river via the Cedar River Trail, which parallels the river for a large portion of the open stream. The river is open from the mouth at Lake Washington to the Landsburg Road Bridge a little more than 20 miles upstream. The season opens on the last Saturday in May and closes on August 31.

    What to Bring:

    • Washington state fishing license
    • 4-5 weight rods with floating line
    • 3x, 4x, and maybe 5x tippet, depending on which flies you use
    • Net
    • Rain gear
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Camera (in a zip lock bag)

    Flies

    • Frenchies,
    • Perdigons,
    • Hare’s ear
    • Pheasant tail
    • Caddis
    • Stimulators
    • Terrestrial patterns



    • July 28, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
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    • September 09, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • September 11, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Clark Fork (Superior, Montana)
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    Clark Fork (Hosts - Carl & Maura Johnson)

    Is 430 miles, one way, a long way to go for a weekend of fishing? It depends on where you are going and whom you are going to be with when you arrive. Many people come from all over the world to fish in Montana. We only have to cross eastern Washington and the panhandle of Idaho to get there. Once you arrive in Superior, MT (approximately an 8 hour drive from Seattle), you will be fishing with fellow NFA members and will be the guests of Carl and Maura Johnson.

    Carl has a drift boat plus a big outdoor gas grill and he knows how to use it. Maura is a great cook. Tenting is on the Johnson's large lawn which has the softest green grass in the neighborhood. There is a big porch with chairs and lots of shade trees. The list of amenities goes on and on. Most of us will float the river but there are places to bank fish.

    What to Bring for Fishing:

    • Montana state fishing license.
    • Suitable floating devices including pontoon boat, raft, or drift boat.
    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats.
    • 4 or 5 weight rods with floating lines.
    • Net
    • 3x and 4x leaders and strike indicators (for nymph fishing)
    • Wet flies: Pat's stonefly nymphs, size 8s and 10s; Copper John, Pheasant Tail, Prince and Hares ears in 12 to 14.
    • Dry flies: Yellow Stimulator, size 8s and 10s; Brown Elk Hair Caddis, 14s; Purple Haze, Adams and similar flies, size 14-16.

    What to Bring for Camping:

    • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
    • Bring clothes for warmish daytime temperatures and chilly nights.
    • Rain gear
    • Sun screen, hat, and dark glasses
    • Flashlight(s)
    • Folding Chair
    • Camera (in Ziplock bag)
    • Water Bottle with liquid

    Food & Beverages:

    • The outing fee covers all the meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.
    • Bring your own wine, beer, or hard stuff.
    • You do not need to bring any cook gear or eating utensils.

    Directions:

    • Drive east on I-90 420 miles to exit 47 (Superior)
    • Turn left at bottom of ramp
    • Drive north through Superior and turn left on Mullan Rd.
    • Drive about two miles and look for Johnson's cabin on left.

    Cancellation Deadline: Deadline for cancellation is 8:00 p.m. the Sunday before the outing. If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host(s). There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.

    • October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Camano Island (Washington)
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    Saltwater Fishing, Camano Island (Host - Matt Moore)

    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 in the early fall. Utsalady Bay will be the place where we will fish for feisty sea-run cutthroat.

    What to Bring for Fishing :

    • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats.
    • Washington saltwater fishing license and a catch card.
    • 6 or 7 weight rod
    • Reel with at least 50 yards of backing
    • Weight-forward floating line with nine-foot 2x or 3x leader
    • Extra leaders or leader material (0 to 3x sizes)
    • Pink flies including Cerise Comet (size 4), Pink Woolly Bugger (size 4), Pink Flashabou Comet (size 4), Clousers, and Poppers.
    • Vest, hat and glasses (with strap)
    • Stripping basket (if you have one).
    • Camera in waterproof container
    • Sun Screen and Rain Gear
    • Pad and pencil for note taking

    Food & Beverages:

    • Bring your own snacks for when you're fishing
    • Matt Moore, our host, has lots of chairs for sitting around for lunch

    Directions:

    Directions will be provided to registered attendees prior to the outing. Matt would like to talk with everyone a week before the outing to find out what folks would like to do, time, fishing and food.


    • October 07, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • October 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Yakima River - Lower Canyon
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    • Yakima River, Lower Canyon (Hosts - Peter Maunsell and Phil Friend)

      The Lower Yakima Canyon, from Wilson Creek to Roza Dam, offers more than 20 miles of relatively easily floating. NFA will set up camp at either the Big Pines Campground or newly protected river front property, both right on the river. This is sagebrush country, a basalt and desert landscape home to Bighorn sheep, deer, and plentiful hatches of insects.

      Your primary catch will be trout and whitefish. Almost all of the trout are rainbows. Many of our group will be floating from any of the several launch sites downstream to the Big Pines campground or from the Big Pines campground down to the Roza impoundment. If you don’t have a boat there is easy access via numerous pullouts on Canyon Road running alongside the river, state route WA-821. In the spring and at the end of the summer through the fall, wading is not difficult, When the river runs high during the summer due to upstream releases for irrigation, wading is more difficult.

      What to Bring for Fishing:

      • Washington state fishing license

      • Suitable floating devices including pontoon boat, raft, or drift boat.

      • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats.

      • It is very likely to be quite cool during the day and significantly colder at night. Bring clothes that will keep you warm. Although we are on the “dry” side of the Cascades it rains here too. Bring rain gear.

      • Hat and sunglasses

      • Camera (in a zip lock bag)

      • 4-6 weight rods and floating lines

      • Net

      • 3x, 4x, and maybe 5x tippet, depending on which flies you use

      • Check the local fly shops on what is working but bring a variety of nymphs including Stone, Copper Johns, and Bead head Prince Nymphs; streamers including buggers; and Caddis.

      • Water bottle and drinking water for when you are on the river.

      • Waders, wading boots and wading staff

      What to Bring for Camping

      • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad

      • Change of clothes (You may get wet)

      • Rain gear

      • Flashlight(s)

      • Folding Chair

      Food & Beverages:

      • The outing fee only covers Friday and Saturday night dinners and Saturday and Sunday coffee.

      • Bring your own food for breakfast and lunch.

      • Bring your own wine, beer, or hard stuff.

      Getting There:

      • East on I-90 to Ellensburg.

      • Take exit 109 to Canyon Road

      • Drive south ~20 miles,

      • Your host will give more precise instructions as the date gets closer, depending on which campsite NFA will use.

      Cancellation Deadline: Deadline for cancellation is 8:00 p.m. the Sunday before the outing. If you need to cancel, please contact the Outing Host(s). There will be no refunds after the cancellation deadline.

    • October 22, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lone Lake (Washington)
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    • Lone Lake (Host - TBD)

      This 90 acre lake is managed as a quality fishing water where fish in excess of 16 inches can be regularly caught. The lake at its deepest is less than 20 feet. Fishing is best in the spring and the fall as warmer water temperatures and reduced water clarity in the summer can limit catch rates. Two pole fishing is allowed. Chironomid, leeches, and wooly bugger patterns are very successful. A bloodworm pattern is often effective February into April. Introduced warm water species (i.e. Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch and Brown Bullhead) are also present in the lake.

      The access area on the north shore has a concrete boat ramp, parking area and pit toilet. The access is via a county park so there is no need for a Discovery Pass or WDFW Pass.

      Driving Instructions, From Mukilteo:

      • Take the Mukilteo – Clinton ferry to Clinton

      • Drive ~ 6.3 miles on WA Hwy 525 to Bayview Road

      • Turn Right on Bayview Road and drive ~1.5 miles to Andreason Road

      • Turn Left on Andreason Road and drive ~0.75 mile to Lone Lake Road

      • Turn Left on Lone Lake Road and follow it into the access area for the lake

      What to Bring:

      • Washington state fishing license

      • Raft, canoe, pontoon boat, kayak, or float tube

      • PFD is always recommended for wading and riding in boats.

      • 4-6 weight rods with floating line and/or sinking line. If you are so inclined it is recommended that one rod be rigged for chironomid fishing.

      • 3x, 4x, and maybe 5x tippet, depending on which flies you use

      • Net

      • Folding Chair

      • Rain gear

      • Hat and sunglasses

      • Camera (in a zip lock bag)


Past events

June 20, 2022 Cedar River
June 18, 2022 Rattlesnake Lake
June 07, 2022 Langlois Lake
June 03, 2022 Chopaka Lake
May 20, 2022 Coffee Pot Lake
April 29, 2022 Lone Lake
December 11, 2021 Green River - Day Outing
December 04, 2021 Green River - Day Outing
November 20, 2021 Green River - Day Outing
November 06, 2021 Cowlitz River - Day Outing
October 23, 2021 Green River - Day Outing
October 16, 2021 Spey Casting Instruction
October 03, 2021 Northern Idaho Rivers
September 25, 2021 South Saltwater Beach
September 17, 2021 Yakima River Outing
August 28, 2021 Cedar River - Day Outing
August 14, 2021 Lake Wilderness
July 24, 2021 Lake Kapowsin - Day Outing
July 09, 2021 Methow River - Cancelled
June 26, 2021 Langlois Lake - Day Outing
June 04, 2021 Coffee Pot Lake
October 18, 2020 Southend Lake - Day Outing
October 03, 2020 CANCELED---Yakima River, Lower Canyon
September 26, 2020 Saltwater - Day Outing
September 21, 2020 NEW DATE- Saltwater Fly Tying - Zoom Class
September 15, 2020 Canceled-Northern Idaho Rivers
August 15, 2020 Cedar River - Day Outing
July 26, 2020 Local Lake - Day Outing
July 11, 2020 Methow River - Canceled
June 13, 2020 Local Lake - Day Outing - Canceled
June 09, 2020 John Day River Summer Super Float - Canceled
June 05, 2020 Chopaka Lake - Canceled
May 15, 2020 Coffee Pot Lake - Canceled
May 01, 2020 Yakima River, Upper Canyon - Canceled
April 26, 2020 Saltwater Fishing, Camano Island - Canceled
April 16, 2020 NFA Garage Sale - Canceled
April 07, 2020 Beginning Fly Casting Class - Canceled
April 04, 2020 Munn Lake - Day Outing - Canceled
February 25, 2020 Canceled - Beginning Fly Tying
February 15, 2020 2020 Lynnwood Fly Fishing Show
January 16, 2020 Membership Meeting
December 07, 2019 Holiday Party and Auction
October 26, 2019 Local Lake or River Day Outing, October 26
October 19, 2019 Duwamish Hill Restoration
October 12, 2019 Canceled-Local Lake or River Day Outing, October 12
October 04, 2019 Yakima River Canyon Outing - Lower Canyon
September 28, 2019 Local Lake or River Day Outing, September 28
September 14, 2019 Cancelled - Salt Water Day Outing, September 14th.
September 09, 2019 Western Montana Streams
September 06, 2019 Clark Fork Outing
August 24, 2019 Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Outing, August 24
August 22, 2019 Cancelled-Lower Skagit River Day Trip (Float)
July 19, 2019 Crazy Horse (Ginny) Lake & Stewart Lake Base Camp
July 12, 2019 CHANGE OF DATE-Methow River Outing
July 11, 2019 2019 NFA Annual Picnic
July 06, 2019 Cancelled-Local Lake or River Day Outing, July 6
June 22, 2019 John Day Summer Superfloat
June 15, 2019 Lake Ballinger-June 15
June 08, 2019 Local Lake Day Outing-June 8
May 31, 2019 Chopaka Lake Outing
May 18, 2019 Miller Creek Conservation
May 17, 2019 CANCELLED-Crooked River
May 11, 2019 Camano Island Salt Water Day Outing
May 03, 2019 Washington Fly Fishing Fair
April 27, 2019 Walker Preserve Forest Restoration
April 12, 2019 Coffee Pot Lake
April 06, 2019 Munn Lake
April 02, 2019 Beginning Fly Casting
March 02, 2019 Miller Creek Restoration
February 26, 2019 Beginning Fly Tying
January 17, 2019 Membership Meeting
January 09, 2019 Steering Committee Meeting
December 02, 2018 Holiday Party and Auction
November 10, 2018 Cancelled-Sauk River Day Outing
October 20, 2018 Duwamish Alive Conservation Event
October 12, 2018 CANCELLED-Klickitat River Steelhead Outing Stinson Flats
October 06, 2018 Local Lake Day Outing
September 29, 2018 Salt Water Day Outing
September 21, 2018 Cancelled-Yakima River Canyon Outing - Lower Canyon
September 14, 2018 Clark Fork Outing
September 08, 2018 South Sound Salt Water Day Outing
August 25, 2018 Snoqualmie River Day Outing
August 17, 2018 Methow River Outing
August 11, 2018 Camano Island Salt Water Day Outing
July 29, 2018 Turner Chain of Lakes Outing in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, BC
July 19, 2018 NFA Annual Picnic
June 30, 2018 Cedar River Day Outing
June 23, 2018 Grand Ronde Super Float Outing
June 20, 2018 Cedar River Day Outing
June 09, 2018 Lake Serene Day Outing
June 01, 2018 Chopaka Lake Outing
May 18, 2018 Lower Deschutes River Outing
May 12, 2018 Teal Lake Day Outing
May 12, 2018 Kids Fish-in
May 05, 2018 Langlois Lake Day Outing
May 04, 2018 Washington Fly Fishing Fair
April 03, 2018 Beginning Fly Casting
March 31, 2018 Miller Creek Forest Restoration
March 23, 2018 Yakima River Canyon Outing - Lower Canyon
January 30, 2018 Beginning Fly Tying
January 18, 2018 Membership Meeting
December 09, 2017 Auction and Holiday Party
October 21, 2017 Reforest our River at the Duwamish Shoreline
October 07, 2017 Pass Lake - Day Outing
September 29, 2017 Klickitat River for Salmon and Steelhead
September 16, 2017 Salt Water day trip - Camano Island
September 15, 2017 Central Oregon for Trout
August 19, 2017 Middle Fork Snoqualamie River - Mentoring Day Trip
August 04, 2017 Methow Valley
July 20, 2017 NFA Picnic
July 16, 2017 Turner Chain of Lakes in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, BC
July 07, 2017 Clark Fork Outing
June 26, 2017 John Day Summer Superfloat
June 24, 2017 HERRING'S HOUSE: DUWAMISH RIVER
May 13, 2017 Langlois Lake
May 05, 2017 Washington Fly Fishing Fair
May 05, 2017 Cancelled-Lower Deschutes River
April 22, 2017 Duwamish Hill Preserve
April 07, 2017 Yakima River Canyon
April 04, 2017 Beginning Fly Casting
March 25, 2017 Seattle's Green Lake
March 04, 2017 Plant a Tree in the Cedar River Watershed
March 02, 2017 Sage Factory Tour
January 10, 2017 Beginning Fly Tying
December 04, 2016 Auction and Holiday Party
November 19, 2016 Plant A Tree For Salmon On The Cedar River!
October 22, 2016 Duwamish Alive
October 08, 2016 Pass Lake Outing
October 01, 2016 Klickitat River for Salmon and Steelhead
September 16, 2016 Central Oregon for Trout
September 10, 2016 Saltwater Outing
August 19, 2016 Naches River
July 30, 2016 Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Mentoring
July 21, 2016 NFA Picnic
July 08, 2016 Methow Valley
July 05, 2016 Rock Island Fishing Camp
June 25, 2016 Cavanaugh Pond on the Cedar River Restoration
June 19, 2016 Youth Fly Fishing Academy
June 18, 2016 Rattlesnake Lake
June 03, 2016 Chopaka Lake
May 21, 2016 Langlois Lake
May 06, 2016 Deschutes River
April 29, 2016 Washington Fly Fishing Fair
April 22, 2016 Yakima River Skwala Stonefly Hatch (Cancelled)
April 16, 2016 Weed Pulling and Plant Mulching at the Duwamish Hill Preserve
April 09, 2016 How to Host a Fishing Outing Workshop
April 05, 2016 Beginning Fly Casting
April 02, 2016 Restore Native Kokanee in Lake Sammamish
March 04, 2016 Olympic Peninsula Rivers
February 28, 2016 Seattle's Green Lake
February 20, 2016 Restore the Duwamish Hill Preserve
February 13, 2016 Lynnwood Fly Fishing Show
January 05, 2016 Beginning Fly Tying
October 24, 2015 Duwamish Alive
July 18, 2015 Cast and Dig on the Cedar
June 13, 2015 Tanner Landing
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