What we're about

Our Mission, The Washington Fly Fishing Club is a social organization of fly fishing anglers, whose mission is to provide resources to members, improve fisheries and habitat, and develop a public conservation ethic through fly fishing.

Founded in 1939, the Washington Fly Fishing Club is one of the Northwest’s leading voices for conservation and sportsmanship. In 1940 it was responsible for establishment of the first fly-fishing-only regulations in the Western United States and it has led the fight for conservation-oriented angling regulations ever since. Its public fly-tying and casting classes have taught these skills to hundreds of anglers, and its youth programs have educated generations of children in outdoor crafts and sportsmanship.

In 1965 the club helped establish the International Federation of Fly Fishers and WFFC members are still active in Federation affairs. With a membership that has included several world-champion fly casters plus many well-known fly tiers, rod builders, writers, and photographers, the club also has contributed significantly to the art, literature, and technical development of fly fishing.

The WFFC continues to offer public classes in fly tying (winter) and fly casting (spring) and also continues to sponsor youth programs. A subsidiary organization, the WFFC Foundation, provides financial grants for fisheries research and enhancement, conservation education, and similar activities.

Based in Seattle, the WFFC meets once a month throughout the year. We also sponsor periodic Meetups for members and guests, on Northwest streams, lakes, and in the Puget Sound.

Anyone interested in Fly Fishing and conservation are welcome to join us for our monthly dinner meetings, our fishing outings, and our instructional classes!

Upcoming events (1)

July 17th Dinner Meeting - David Williams on Fly Fishing For Small Mouth Bass

David Paul Williams tied his first fly at age seven, took his first fly-caught trout at ten and has been sliding the slippery slope to other species since. He now fishes saltwater beaches, alpine cirques, lowland rivers, urban waters and desert lakes, but jump-across creeks still have the power to bring out the inner boy. Williams is a writer and photographer whose articles have been featured in Backpacker, American Angler, Northwest Fly Fishing, Bassmaster, Fly Fisherman, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, Fly Fusion, Game & Fish, Salmon-Trout-Steelheader, Salmon Steelhead Journal, Bass Angler, Seattle Magazine, Northwest Travel, Northwest Palate. His PowerPoint shows highlight the thrill of fly fishing, be it trout, saltwater species, Mississippi Steelhead (carp) or smallmouth bass. Williams how-to classes are popular at fly fishing expos throughout the Northwest where he also demonstrates the simplicity and pleasure of tying effective flies.

David will speak on fly fishing for small mouth bass in the Pacific Northwest and will also be the featured fly tier for the evening.

Please click in the following link to sign-up to attend the July 17 Dinner Meeting and not the Meetup RSVP to do so.


The price for the dinner is $35

Tight Lines - Hope to see you there!

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