What fly fishing clubs do you guys go to?

Matt Burke

Active Member
#1
My dad had mentioned the Olympic fly club, but I don't see it listed in the clubs section. He thought it still met in Edmonds. I talked to somebody today up on the NF Stilly and he mentioned the Evergreen club in Everett. I can't wait for the Nano Spey Clave on the 19th. I need more info from clubs.

Matt
 

YAKIMA

AKA: Gregory Mine
#3
I GO ALL THE WAY FROM AUBURN TO BE WITH THE GUYS FROM EVERGREEN CLUB IN EVERETT... LONG DRIVE FOR THE MEETINGS, BUT WELL WORTH IT. GREAT GUYS, GREAT CLUB, GREAT OUTINGS. NO EGO'S, NO PRESSURE... GOOD TIMES.
 

Richard E

Active Member
#4
I belong to the Washington Fly Fishing Club. It's the oldest (started 1939) and largest club in the state. We meet in downtown Seattle. It has some pretty hefty horsepower folks in it (some names you may recognize are Steve Raymond, Les Johnson, Preston Singletary). One of my primary reasons initially for joining is because of the depth of knowledge in the group; thought I might be be able to pick up a scrap of knowledge or two. Also, the club is very active.

It's a men only club, which is an issue for some folks.
 
#9
I've got at couple of clubs that I belong to that you might like:

First I've got to agree that its hard to beat the Overlake Fly Fishing Club. Best decision I made last year. It is truly a flyfishing community. It costs $35 to join and somewhat less than that for the annual fee, but your money goes to a reserving the location for good dinner each month, guest speakers, and renting out a room for a mothly fly-tying roundtable where some real savvy tiers teach you things from their experience. You also have access to a large how-to and destination video library and boxes upon boxes of flyfishing books that you can check out from the library. Be friendly and open and people will eagerly share their knowledge and friendship with you.

The other club is the Washington Hi-Lakers. Cost of the membership is an annual payment of $10-15 which essentially goes to to reserving the room at Mercerview Community Center in Mercer Island. The members of this club are generally pleasant, but it is not as intimate of a setting as the OFFC. What you will find is this club will teach you a great deal of info about indentifying races of trout, salamanders and other amphibians, and you will obtain information from guys that absolutely love to hike into aquamarine lakes that are surrounded by granite slides, cliffs, glaciers, and chock full of cutthroat. It appears to me that generally, the club is more into hiking than fishing. The club is full of total smart-asses and their humor enought is worth the $10-15. Regardless, you learn to survey lakes which is a trait that that gets you in good with Fish Biologists. You may even obtain information about "zipper-lip fisheries." Golden Trout, Grayling, larger Cutthroat... I would describe the relationship between surveyor and Fish Biologist as highly symbiotic.

Sparse

Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by.
(Sir Izaak Walton)
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#10
What do I know---I'm just an old man

This isn't a club, this is just something someone dreamt up to do this saturday at the Ben Howard boat launch. If you Spey fish and suck at it this will be the place to come.There's quite a few people from here that said they were going to show up and if you don't (people) I will hunt you all out and break all your rods. :TONGUE

Jim
 
#11
I'll be at the Nano spey clave. Looks like a lot of these clubs don't meet when I'm off. One of the hazards of working eve shift/swing shirt.

I may end up taking some time off for those club meetings.

Matt
 
#12
Hi Circlespey,

The announcement for the nano-spey (spey, milli-spey, micro-spey, nano-spey :AA ) was posted a week or so ago. For details, go back a page or two and look for Nano-clave in the title.

Also, you can find a similar posting in http://www.flyfishingforum.com/speyclave/. Click "General" and look for the topic "Announcing a Nano-Spey Clave".

It's at 11:00 AM, this saturday, 19 Oct, at the Ben Howard Boat Launch, Monroe, WA.

Hope you can make it. I've got a pretty good response, so far.

Cheers,

Michael
 
#13
I belong to the Lower Columbia Flyfishers. Great club with great members.
They meet the first Tuesday of every month. At the Red Lion Inn in Kelso.

We don't have much of a website but I'm working on it. :)