Upcoming Events – October 2015


October 15th – Steelheading in the PNW with Reid Curry @ 6:30pm at EWA Store – FREE
Come in and listen as Reid discusses the various options for steelheading in the coming months and seasons while discussing equipment and tactics with some great imagery.  Please RSVP via email or phone.

October 21, 28, Nov. 4th – Intro to Fly Tying with Jason Rolfe @ 7 – 9pm at EWA Store – $75 for the 3 sessions, 6 people max

October 22nd – Women’s Happy Hour Casting Class with Abbie Schuster @ 5 – ??pm at Salty’s on Alki – FREE
Come join Abbie for some casting and conversation at one of our favorite locations here in West Seattle, Salty’s on Alki.  Following casting a short move to the bar for some tapas and beverages, should be a fun evening in the company of other enthusiastic women anglers.  Please RSVP via email or phone.

October 25th – West Seattle Harvest Festival with EWA Staff @ 10 – 2pm on California Ave. – FREE
Come visit and bring the little ones as we will be taking all ages for brief, short distance casting lessons for free treats in celebration of Halloween and the fall season.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there, rain or shine!  We will be at Alaska and California

September Events

Sept. 4th – Writer and photographer Brian Irwin will be in the store to discuss his global travels and corresponding conservation interests.  Begins at 6:30 this Friday @ the store.

Sept. 17th – Puget Sound presentation by EWA staffer Alex Collier on fall coho and the upcoming fall SRC season.

Sept. 19th – West Seattle Gear Grab – Huge parking lot sale across the street from our store featuring great deals from West Seattle’s top outdoor retailers, including Emerald Water Anglers, West Seattle Cyclery, and Moutain to Sound Outfitters.  Fly fishing and outdoor apparel and equipment from all 3 businesses 20%-80% off.  10am to 4pm.

Sept. 30th – Safely Handling and Releasing Fish – Dave McCoy will discuss proper handling of fish intended for release as well as some creative ideas on how to capture your catch in a more stylistic way even with your phone.  #keepemwet

Fall Women’s Events

Sept. 11th, 2015 – Women’s Creek Outing with Abbie Schuster – 2 spaces open, call store to register
Oct. 15th, 2015 – Ladies Night at EWA @ 7pm – Wine, snacks and talk the sport
Oct. 22nd, 2015 – Ladies Casting at Salty’s @ 5pm – followed by Happy Hour
Nov. 12th, 2015 – Ladies Night at EWA @ 7pm – Wine, snacks and private shopping experience
Dec. 10th, 2015 – Ladies Night at EWA @ 7pm – Wine, snacks and private shopping experience

Pink & Coho Salmon Clinic – Aug. 20 @6:30pm

Free in store event here at EWA.  Staff guide Jason Rolfe will discuss flies, techniques and locations to help your success rate increase while on the Sound in search of these awesome fish.  Please RSVP at the store either in person or via email…shop@emeraldwateranglers.com or phone…206-708-7250

Brian Irwin Slide Show – Sept. 4 @7pm

Sept. 4, 2015 – Brian Irwin  7pm
@  EWA Store



Hailing from the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Brian is a regular contributor to Fly Fisherman Magazine, member of the Outdoor Writers Association and photographer.

From the Upper Tuolumne River under the smoke of the Rim Fire to the northern reaches of Mantioba, from Texas’ Lower Laguna Madre to the flats of Southern Belize, Brian will explore how human impact is affecting a not-yet-faltering set of waters.  Dam removal, agricultural runoff and nascent conservation efforts will all be discussed as I share a year in search of trophy brookies, redfish, permit and Snake River native cutthroat.

Upcoming Events – July 2015

Underwater Creek Release

July 16th – Fly Fishing Puget Sound for Salmon: It’s almost that time of year! Pinks will be here first, with Coho and Chum following them up, and if you’re really lucky maybe a chinook or two thrown in. Stop by for our free seminar on all things salmon–we’ll cover flies and tackle, and where and when to fish in order to catch a salmon in the Puget Sound! Thursday, July 16th, 6:30 pm, FREE.

More July Events TBA….

Upcoming Events – June 2015


Summer is upon us and we have some great presentations and events with some wonderful people coming up this season.  For June, here is what we have lined up at this time, keep checking back to see what else we add.

June 4th, 2015 – Fly Fishing the American West:  EWA guide Bobby Foster will go over the mountains of the west, from the Rockies of Idaho and Montana to the Cascades of the Pacific Northwest. Join Bobby for the seminar where he’ll share tips and tricks from his experience as a guide in Idaho and elsewhere. 6:30PM FREE @ EWA Store

June 11th, 2015 – Writer’s on the Fly #5:  This is going to be one you won’t want to miss as we have Chris Santella, author of 50 Places to Fly Fish Before You Die here to read and play some music from is band.  Also joining will be our good friend Catie Webster and Sam Lungren reading from some of their published and unpublished works.  Beverages and snacks provided.  7pm FREE @ EWA Store

June 16th, 2015 – SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Fly Fishing:  While popular already in the south for Redfish and other species, SUP has taken a bit longer to catch on here in the PNW.  Come in and see some of the applications we are using to employ these stealthy craft and hear what and where we intend to use them later this summer….pink salmon in Puget Sound maybe?  Join Parker Bunbury as he discusses all things SUP.  6:30pm FREE @ EWA Store

2015 EWA Fly Fest Schedule

We are excited to see everyone at our first annual EWA Fly Fest tomorrow, Saturday May 30th! The event will be from 10am – 4pm at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. We will be in the North end of the park (upper area, not beach), gathered around Picnic Shelter 5. We have a great schedule of events for tomorrow:

2015 EWA Fly Fest Schedule

10am – 4pm: Test cast rods from all of our manufacturers
10am – Noon: Casting Instruction
10:30am: Fly Fishing the Cascade Creeks Seminar
11am: Demystifying Spey Lines with Eric Neufeld of Airflo
Noon – 1pm: 7th Annual EWA Guide Cook-Off
Noon – 1pm: Free Food and Beverages
1pm – 4pm: Casting Instruction
1:30pm: Demystifying Single-Hand Lines with Eric Neufeld of Airflo
2pm: Fly Fishing the Puget Sound Seminar 

Our retail store will be open regular hours tomorrow from 10am-6pm and is only a few minutes drive from Fly Fest.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Upcoming Events | May 2015

Writers on the Fly

Thursday, May 14th, 7pm, FREE

Join host Jason Rolfe for an evening of readings, art, beer and shenanigans at Writers on the Fly #4.

Our featured readers this month include Cameron Chambers, author of Chasing Rumor out soon from Patagonia Books; Cameron Scott, poet and fishing guide in Oregon and Colorado and the author of the poetry collection The Book of Ocho; and finally Catie Webster, a writer and flyfisher making her way from Montana to a new home and new job in Seattle!

We’ll see art from the inimitable Amy McMahon, and have an outdoor gear drive for our featured non-profit, YMCA’s BOLD/GOLD Outdoor Leadership Program!

Trout Unlimited Duwamish Chapter Meeting and Presentation: Flyfishing Puget Sound with Dave McCoy

Tuesday, May 19th, 6:30pm, FREE

Join the TU Duwamish Chapter for their monthly meeting and presentation by local Puget Sound flyfishing guru Dave McCoy as he shares tips and tricks for fishing the Puget Sound learned from nearly two decades on the water here!

This event is free, and great for anyone looking to learn more about Trout Unlimited and the unique and exhilarating fishery right outside our backdoor!

Fishing the Cascade Creeks Presentation with Alex Collier

Thursday, May 21st, 6:30pm, FREE

Alex Collier is no stranger to the blue line, and he’s ready to share his knowledge of fishing the many creeks and larger streams that tumble down along the Cascade slopes. From highway 2, to the I-90 corridor and beyond, Alex will show you how to find the fish, what flies they like to eat, and talk about the best equipment for chasing the beautiful, wild trout that call these streams home.

EWA Summer Fly Fest and Guide Gourmet at Lincoln Park

Saturday, May 30th, 10am-4pm, FREE

Join the EWA Staff and Guides for a fun day at the park! Product reps from Scott, Hardy, Winston and Patagonia will be on hand to show off the latest gear, rods and reels, while EWA’s own certified casting instructors will be giving free casting clinics and presentations.

We’ll be holding our annual Guide Gourmet Cookoff, as well. Come and taste the best shore lunches our guides have to offer, which will be judged by a panel of local chefs and food lovers.

This event will be a lot of fun for the whole family–we hope to see you there!

Coming up in June…

Flyfishing the Mountain West with Bobby Foster

Thursday, June 4th, 6:30pm, FREE

Writers on the Fly

Thursday, June 11th, 7:00pm, FREE

SUP Fly Fishing with Parker Bunbury 

Tuesday, June 16th, 6:30pm, FREE