Seattle, WA

Quick Facts and Pricing

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Seattle Fly Fishing Season
All Year
Length
Half day trips, 8-9 hours fishing time
Full day trips, 4-5 hours fishing time
Multi day camp/Lodge trips
Pricing
$495 Full day float trips, 1-2 anglers
$450 Full day walk and wades, 1-2 anglers
$350 Half day walk and wades, 1-2 anglers
$100 additional for 3rd angler, per day
$500 per angler/per day, multi day camp/lodge trip – double occupancy
Prices do not include WA sales tax
Species
Native/Wild Steelhead
Native West Slope Cutthroat
Native Coastal Cutthroat
Wild Rainbow
Dolly Varden
Coho/Silver Salmon
Pink/Humpy Salmon
Chinook/King Salmon
Smallmouth Bass
Carp

Details

Rods
Steelhead: Spey Rods 7-9wt rods with multi-tip lines, single handed rods 7-9 wt. with floating and shooting head lines or multi tip lines for steelhead and coho.
Creeks:  000-3wt rods with floating lines
Saltwater:  6wt rods with floating or intermediate lines
Trout:  4-6wt rods with floating lines
Bass:  5-6wt rods with floating lines
Flies
Steelhead: Bunny Leeches, Egg Sucking Leeches, Flatwing General Practitioners, Mega Moal, Skagit Minnows, Morrish’s Trailer Trash, River Rats, Fergus Rock Star, Skunks, Purple Perils, Skykomish Sunrises for steelhead.
Sizes
Steelhead: 4-2/0 for steelhead and salmon flies
Food
Menu options for full day trips — Lunch
Clothing and Equipment Lists
Winter or Summer
EWA Cancellation Policy
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Around Seattle, fly fishing is filled with a variety of both resident and anadromous species such as steelhead and salmon, dramatically different watersheds and more public water than you can find in most states, much less within a couple short hours of a metropolitan city like Seattle. There is truly something in Seattle for every family member, and the fly fishing enthusiast will find some of the best fishing in the world.

Emerald Water Anglers, LLC has a wide range of full day and half day fly fishing trips launching out of Seattle. We are a fully licensed and insured fly fishing guide service in the state of Washington.

Group trips or casting clinics are welcome as all of our fly fishing guides are also accomplished instructors. With thirteen guides, we are able to guarantee a maximum of two anglers per guide. This ensures that your trip fly fishing Washington waters during your visit to Seattle will be customized to your fly fishing experience. A guided trip is more than just going to the water to catch fish: it is a fun, educational experience.

Gift Certificates are available in any denomination.

For those new to fly fishing, we have a full line of top demo gear available. Rods from Scott, Sage and Winston are great for beginning fly fishing, or those thinking of a new rod purchase in the near future. Also Simms and Patagonia waders and boots provide comfort and performance in the sometimes cold waters around Seattle. There is no charge for the use of our gear as we want you to enjoy your Seattle Fly Fishing trip.

We are a strict catch and release fly fishing guide service. This preserves our Washington fisheries so that when you arrive in Seattle, there will always be fish eager to take your fly.

All of our staff are accomplished photographers as well and carry cameras on their trips so that you can concentrate on fly fishing and still go home with great pictures of the scenic Seattle area – and that big fish you caught! (You are welcome to also bring your camera – Washington is truly one of the most beautiful places to fly fish.)

One of the best parts of fly fishing out of Seattle is that there are so many options for the non-anglers in your group. Whether they like hiking or shopping or dining, Seattle is a world-class city with something for everyone. Our guides live in or near Seattle, and we’re happy to make recommendations so you can relax on the river to catch fish knowing everyone is enjoying their stay.

Things to do near Seattle:

Red Hook Brewery – The Pacific North West is famous for micro-brew, and Red Hook is one of the originals in a beautiful setting just a short drive north from downtown Seattle.
Museum of Flight – The history of flight, space and our own Seattle company Boeing in a magnificent building just south of downtown Seattle.
Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder – During the summer months, watching the salmon and steelhead pass through the fish ladder is a fun and educational experience for kids and adults alike.  Picnics on the lawn among the gardens are a popular choice with Seattle area locals and visitors alike.  Located in Ballard, 15 minutes from downtown Seattle.

Lodging near Seattle:

Salish Lodge and Spa – Located on the top of Snoqualmie Falls just half an hour from Seattle and minutes from the mountains is a gorgeous property with fly fishing right out the back door for native trout.
Cedarbrook Lodge – Just south of Seattle and right next to SEATAC airport, with easy access to some of our our premier fly fishing locations.
Hotel Ballard – NW of downtown Seattle about 15 minutes this classic commercial fishing neighborhoods is now a travel destination filled with Seattle area history, boutiques and eateries.
Three Tree Point B&B – This stunning residence just south of Seattle overlooks the Puget Sound, our favorite fishery for native sea run cutthroat.
Inn at the MarketIn the heart of Seattle, next to Pike Street Market and across from the iconic Steelhead Diner, this is a great choice if the non-anglers in your group would like easy access to Seattle while you enjoy the day fly fishing.
Edgewater Hotel – On Puget Sound in downtown Seattle and just below Pike Street Market, another great choice for staying in Seattle.
6th Avenue Inn – Currently closed for remodel.
Silver Cloud Inn – Located in SODO, just south of downtown Seattle and right next to the baseball and football stadiums, this is another great walking location.
Marriott Waterfront Hotel – Downtown Seattle at your fingertips and fly fishing just an hour from your door.
Grand Hyatt – Center of downtown Seattle, great for business and pleasure.

Great food in Seattle:

Steelhead Diner – While in Seattle, it should be a requirement to stop in and grab a bit at the Steelhead Diner, owned by good friend Kevin Davis.  Admire the hand tied steelhead flies tied by legendary steelhead anglers from around the PNW.

Fly fishing cancellation policy:

We do not offer refunds on trip cancellations as we have limited space available. Please read our Cancellation Policy. Once a spot is full, reselling that space can be difficult. We do allow you to use your deposit for a future reservation up to 6 months after the previous trip date. For both your protection and ours, we highly recommend Trip Insurance for all trips, local, regional and international. When emailing or calling for details and reservations, please ask and we can mail you a brochure outlining the benefits.

We accept cash, check as well as AMEX, VISA, MC and Discover

In short, we want to do all we can to ensure you have the best trip possible while visiting Seattle, and fly fishing with us.