September 8th – Getting into Spey Casting – 7pm @EWA – FREE
Reid Curry will address the myriad of lines, head, knots, rods, spey vs switch and so on making this facet of the sport so confusing for the entry level two handed angler. It isn’t that complicated and Reid will pave the way for those looking to step in the door of the spey world.
September 22nd – Fall Fishing in Washington and Beyond – 7pm @EWA – FREE
Reid Curry, Dave McCoy and other EWA staff will discuss the road map of fall and early winter fishing in our great state as well as the region and even internationally if we want to go that far! Should be a very informative event, look forward to seeing everyone there.
September 27th – Fall Sea Run Fishing – 7pm @EWA – FREE
Long time guide and EWA staffer Alex Collier will breeze through the saltwater game around here by talking flies, lines, rods/reels, leaders and poly leaders and how they can all play a part in your success on the Sound this fall and moving into winter.
October 13th – SAGE Happy Hour – 7pm to ??? @EWA – FREE
Sage Fly Rods will be here with Russell Miller and others to talk about their new sticks and otherwise pump everyone up for fishing this fall and winter. Come in and chat about everything from light creek rods to spey to tropical saltwater and everything in between. Beverages on hand as well.
November 3rd – Writers on the Fly, “The Tour” – 7pm to REAL Late @EWA – FREE 75 attendees maximum
Maybe our favorite event is back but in full throttle mode! We will be hosting 1 of 5 stops on the week long PNW tour with different readers in each location. Because of the popularity of this event over the past couple years and so we can get the writers some $$ for their appearance, we are charging for this event. Tickets will go on sale here shortly and will be expected to sell out. If you want on the list for this, please RSVP via email to Jason@emeraldwateranglers.com. Sponsored in part by Patagonia and Patagonia Books.
November 17th – Cuba, Now Open to the U.S. – 7pm @EWA – FREE
Come listen to long time fly fishing industry personality and photographer Jon Covich discuss the various regions Cuba has to offer and what to expect at each one. This will hands down be the best opportunity to Q&A one of the most knowledgeable people on this topic if you were considering a trip here.
December 7th – WDFW Salmon Management, North of Falcon – Ryan Lothrop – 7pm @EWA – FREE
Come join us for the inside perspective on how WDFW obtains their science and how they use it to make management decisions. Ryan Lothrop, Puget Sound Recreational Salmon Fishery Manager will talk about this and the issue surrounding our favorite fishery as well as answer questions. Please RSVP to this event via email or phone.
January 14-15, 2017 – Spey Casting w/ Dec Hogan $250 per angler/per day
Spend a day with the legendary spey caster, rod designer, conservationist and world renowned steelhead whisperer. Dec will talk all things spey from dropping that loop to which head and tip for what type of water and finally how to successfully play and land these majestic fish when solo with a two hander. He might even go spend some time doing casting instruction with us too. Space is limited so sign up now!
January 20, 2017 – 2nd Annual EWA 5 Minute or Less Film Fest – 7pm @EWA – FREE
Here we go again, our crazy evening of fly fishing shorts is on again. Pretty sure we can get the winner this year again shown at the F3T here at our West Seattle showing in early Feb. RSVP via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 206-708-7250
February 1 & 2, 2017 (yet to be confirmed) – F3T in West Seattle at the Admiral and downtown at SIFF
The crew will be here sporting the latest in fly fishing film eye candy from around the world. More details to come soon but keep an eye on these dates.