.....for fly clubs; Fidalgo Fly Fishers. It has been awhile since I was involved with the club but they used to meet once a month, held a number of fishing events during the year, were involved with many habitat and fishery groups within the Skagit Valley.
Anacortes has been on some of those "Best places to live/retire" lists that magazines frequently publish. Being able to see a huge white volcano from everywhere in town (weather permitting) may not be important, but spectacular beauty isn't a negative, is it? There are a few small trout-stocked lakes nearby, on the way to Pass Lake, one of the best fly fishing lakes in western WA, about 15 minutes away. The lower Skagit isn't far.