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Welcome to our blog of all things we at Emerald Water Anglers touch and care about in the fly fishing world. This has been quite a journey the past 10+ years, scrolling back we have seen some things coming and we continue to make every effort to have the pulse of where this is sport is headed both here in the PWN and globally.

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EWA Summer Fest | May 21, 2022 | Me-Kwa-Mooks Park

EWA Summer Fest | May 21, 2022 | Me-Kwa-Mooks Park

Join our EWA Staff, sales reps from all the companies and and other industry folks for a day casting the latest and ... more

Seattle Fly Fishing Event | Headwaters Book Launch | Dylan Tomine

Seattle Fly Fishing Event | Headwaters Book Launch | Dylan Tomine

We are so pleased to offer a very unique experience in the vein of our old Writer's on the Fly events of the past.  ... more

Upcoming Seattle Fly Fishing Events | May 2021

Upcoming Seattle Fly Fishing Events | May 2021

EWA Coffee – Buy it NOW! Okay then, the list of upcoming Seattle fly fishing events for the coming month can prett... more

Puget Sound | Sea Run Cutthroat

Puget Sound | Sea Run Cutthroat

Fly Fishing Puget Sound for Sea Run CutthroatPuget Sound is Washington’s most expansive and diverse fishery with wel... more

In The News | West Seattle Scene

In The News | West Seattle Scene

Artist Night at Emerald Water Anglers in The Junction Read Article more

In The News | Seattle Times

In The News | Seattle Times

Here’s how you can stay cool outdoors when that intense heat wave hits Seattle A record-breaking heat wave is set t... more

In The News | Hatch Magazine

In The News | Hatch Magazine

Fly fishing and wind: What to do when it blows.  Tips on how to adapt your fly angling on days when the wind kicks ... more

Sprinting Out of 2020...Slowing to Enjoy 2021

Sprinting Out of 2020...Slowing to Enjoy 2021

Wow, I could go on for...forget it, let’s bid 2020 adieu!So long and so on to what I hope is a beloved 2021 and ... more

Haida Gwaii - by Greg Thomas

Haida Gwaii - by Greg Thomas

From good friend and long time Seattle resident Greg Tomas, you can read more of this work on his blog Anglers T... more

Upcoming Seattle Fly Fishing Events - June

Upcoming Seattle Fly Fishing Events - June

Well, obviously the events list is going to be short but, we do have some exciting things to share with everyon... more

Upcoming Seattle Fly Fishing Events - May

Upcoming Seattle Fly Fishing Events - May

EWA Coffee - Buy it NOW! Okay then, the list of upcoming Seattle fly fishing events for the coming month can pret... more

Emerald Water Anglers Coffee — Fuel Your Fishing Adventure

Emerald Water Anglers Coffee — Fuel Your Fishing Adventure

Besides water, few things are more a part of the sport of fly fishing than a good ole cup of Joe in the AM. Which is ... more

Three Essential Shooting Heads For Winter Steelhead

Three Essential Shooting Heads For Winter Steelhead

A tool for every job makes a good steelheader into a better one. Just think about this: you wouldn't use a hand ... more

Upcoming Fly Fishing Events - March 2020

Upcoming Fly Fishing Events - March 2020

Wow, spring is coming at us so fast, not even funny. Soon these snouts will be more prevalent on the Yakima as ... more

5 Tips for High Water Steelhead

5 Tips for High Water Steelhead

An early winter steelhead found in very high water. Photo: Cole Leishman 1. Fish light and inside In high wate... more

Upcoming Fly Fishing Events - February 2020

Bienvenidos, willkomen, benvenuta, ようこそ and welcome...to winter steelhead season! We are writing this as nearly ... more

Gear Review: Patagonia R1 Gloves

The last pair of winter gloves you’ll ever wear…well, maybe. They’re pretty darn good with a few alterations. ... more

Upcoming Fly Fishing Events | Nov. & Dec. 2019

Well, we apologize for not getting this up sooner, things have just been a bit crazy around these parts lately. ... more

2 Day Fly Fishing Immersion Schools

2 Day Fly Fishing Immersion Schools You'll leave this class familiar with the foundational techniques for fee... more

EWA Guide Training School

This is not a school for those looking to get into the sport. This school is designed to train eager, well knowle... more

Women's Steelhead Group Trips

Women's Steelhead Group Trips You'll leave this class familiar with the foundational techniques for feeling l... more

Bug's and Brews

Bug's and Brews Women only Beginner to Intermediate fly tiers welcome Learn techniques unique to specifi... more

5 Hour Destination Mini School

5 Hour Destination Mini School Deep dive into topics like Spey or Tropical Saltwater Learn knowledge tai... more

Pontoon/Drift Boat Rowing Class

Pontoon/Drift Boat Rowing Class Learn the fundamentals of staying safe on the water Necessary equipment ... more

2-Day Introduction To Fly Fishing Clinic

2-Day Introduction To Fly Fishing Clinic Take the One Day School further and apply learned concepts on t... more

One Day Introduction to Fly Fishing Clinic

One Day Introduction to Fly Fishing Clinic Build a foundation for your future in the sport Learn fly selecti... more

Tie One On Tuesday's

Tie One On Tuesday's Meet fellow lady anglers during this educational hour long clinic Build confidence ... more

Spey Casting Class

Spey Casting Class Learn the fundamental principles of spey casting Try various rods from trout to steel... more

Single Hand Casting Class

Single Hand Casting Class Learn the fundamental principles of fly casting Experienced teachers and certi... more

Puget Sound Guided Women's Fly Fishing Trip

Guided Fly Fishing in the Puget Sound You'll leave this class familiar with the foundational techniques for f... more

Mountain Creeks Group Guided Fly Fishing Trips

Mountain Creeks Trips Women only 8 hours of guided instruction designed to have you confidently fishing new w... more

Women's Spey Casting Clinic

Women's Spey Casting Clinic Learn essential two-handed casts, Snap-t, Single and Double spey How to deal with... more

Women's Introduction To Fly Casting

Women's Fly Casting Clinic Meet fellow lady anglers during this educational hour long clinic Build confi... more

Upcoming Events - October

Fall is officially on our plate and so are exciting events, the impending holiday season, winter steelhead and s... more

Why Fly Fishing by Claire Topalian

Having only a romantic notion of “FLY-FISHING” running through my imagination, I am bent on learning the sport. ... more

Upcoming Events - August

October 24, 2019 -- Get to Know Your NGO -- @ EWA Fly Shop -- 7pm - FREE There is a lot going on in our region ... more

Upcoming Events - June

June 1, 2019 — EWA Fly Fest and Guide Cook-Off — Me-Kwa-Mooks Park– FREEOur 5th year of this event and we are ... more

Upcoming Events - May

Intro to Fly Casting -- Lincoln Park, north parking lot next to baseball field @ 9AM -- $25 -- Equipment Provide... more

Carp Hunting in Washington 102

Single Hand Fly Rods When Darc and I first started hunting carp, we used single-hand rods. The same we used ... more

Carping in WA - The Fish - by Bill Marts

The Fish Common Carp – Cyprinus carpio (no, not Di Caprio) was introduced to the USA in the early to mid-19th... more

*VIDEO* Patagonia and Danner – River Salt and Foot Tractor Wading Boots

*VIDEO* Patagonia and Danner – River Salt and Foot Tractor Wading Boots

If you fish and wade around slick boulders, basalt ledges, heavy pocket water or just need the most stability a wadi... more

Upcoming Events -- March

Holy emerging insects, can you believe it is already March? We can't either! It has been a rough winter but as... more

Patagonia Wading Boots Built by Danner

"Patagonia is in business to save our home planet." Chouinard is not willing to sacrifice our planet just to pro... more

Upcoming Events - February

Tie One On Fly Tying Events @ EWA Store – $20February 5, 2019 — Sea Run Bugger – register hereFebruary 19, 2019 ... more

Upcoming Events - January

Tie One On Fly Tying Events @ EWA Store - $20 January 8, 2018 -- Wiggle Minnow - register here February 5, 2019 -- S... more

Thomas & Thomas DNA Spey Rod

We recently fished the Thomas & Thomas 1208 DNA Spey Rod and loved it. We paired this rod with an Airflo 480 Rage... more

Upcoming Events - November

Tie One On Fly Tying Events @ EWA Store - $20 November 6, 2018 – The Bugmeister - register here November 13, 2018 – ... more

Upcoming Events - October

Wow, fall has arrived quite quickly, so fast in fact we didn't even get up an upcoming events for the month of Septe... more

Thomas & Thomas DNA Spey Rod Review

Thomas & Thomas DNA Spey Rod Review

We recently fished the Thomas & Thomas 1208 DNA Spey Rod and loved it. We paired this rod with an Airflo 480 Ra... more

8/23: Brita Fordice Fly Tying Demo

Brita Fordice will be in the shop tying her remarkable baitfish patterns on the evening of Thursday, August 23. We're... more