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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.

EWA News — Tagged "Category_Emerald Water Anglers"

G-Loomis Pro 4X Spey Rod Review

The G-Loomis Pro 4x spey rods are not only some of the nicest two handers on our rod wall, but also an incredible v... more

Upcoming Events - August

With guide season in full wing around here for the summer, we unfortunately have to back off some of our favorite eve... more

2nd Annual EWA Fly Fest, Saturday June 4th!

This Saturday, join EWA at our 2nd Annual Fly Fest and Guide Cookoff... Demo rods from Scott, Winston, Sage, E... more

Upcoming Fly Fishing Events - May

Upcoming fly fishing events for the next couple months... May 5th, 2016 — ReWilding Washington — Chase Gunnell — 7... more

Travel Journal: Tanzania - Tigerfish

Fly fishing travel has become my newest passion within the industry. It sounds cliche but simply learning to fly fi... more

Upcoming Events - April

April 7th, 2016 - IF4 @ Tini Biggs - 7pm - $15 The International Fly Fishing Film Festival hosted at Tini Biggs and... more

Upcoming Events - February

February 3rd, 2016 — Fly Fishing Film Tour @Admiral Theater, West Seattle — 7pm – 10pm — $15 Yes, you read this corr... more

Upcoming Events - January

January 10, 17, 24 -- Casting at Lincoln Park -- 10am -- FREE Please RSVP for these classes as we like to keep them ... more

Scott Meridian Fly Rod 908 Rocks!

The sun was beating down on my back, wind blowing 25+ miles per hour. I hear my guide, Calvin, shouting over the wi... more

Upcoming Events - December

December 11th -- Winter Fishing on Puget Sound -- 6:30pm @ EWA Store -- FREE EWA guide Alex Collier will discuss wint... more

Upcoming Events - November 2015

November 12th -- West Seattle Artwalk -- At EWA 7-9pm -- FREE We will have on display work from several artists with... more

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 disc... more

September Events

Sept. 4th - Writer and photographer Brian Irwin will be in the store to discuss his global travels and corresponding ... more

Fall Women's Events

Sept. 11th, 2015 - Women's Creek Outing with Abbie Schuster - 2 spaces open, call store to register Oct. 15th, 2015 -... more

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 s... more

Brian Irwin Slide Show - Sept. 4 @7pm

Sept. 4, 2015 - Brian Irwin 7pm @ EWA Store DCIM100GOPRO Hailing from the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Bri... more

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 1... more

Trout Rod Reviews

Photo and Review by Alex Collier With Summer just around the corner (or already arrived depending on who you ask), m... more

Gear Review: R.L. Winston Nexus Rods

Anyone familiar with the fly fishing industry knows the reputation of the R.L. Winston fly rod company: buttery smo... more

Find An Estuary

Find an estuary. Walk down the long gravel path, past the rotting caddy shack, and through the low beach shrubs. The... more

Peeling Back the Layers

In angling, at best, we just barely scratch the surface. We stand in the river or on a beach, yet remain on the out... more

EWA New Store Grand Opening Event

It has FINALLY happened...we have opened a full scale retail store to support our 15 year business in the guiding a... more

Flinging Frozen Flies

Well its that time of year again when all of our favorite streams are getting pretty frigid. Normally we have a... more

In 1969, the steelhead was declared Washington's official "state fish."

Somehow this seems to mean nothing to people. In general, when an object or living species is recognized as a iconic... more

Value of a Wild Steelhead

Imagine if we were to have wild steelhead, our Washington state fish back to sustainable numbers around ... more

Yakima Steelhead

Yakima Steelhead...Ponder This!

Bob Margulis of the Wild Steelhead Coalition just passed along a note from someone that I thought might be of interes... more

Fly Fishing Travel — Part 1 — Tropical

Fly Fishing Travel — Part 1 — Tropical

So by now I have done my fair amount of travel to various locales around the world, many actually. Probably the one t... more

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The opportunity arose for taking a few days, mid week to excuse myself from society and all of its attachments by ven... more

Hoh Steelhead...From River to Plate!

Wow, if you haven't seen this yet, you should probably sit down for it. It will never cease to amaze us how this "st... more

The Art of Mindfulness: What Yoga Has Taught Me About Fly Fishing

How many times have you been caught daydreaming by a fish? Maybe you were lost in the rhythm of cast, step, swing wh... more

Steelhead Fishing is Hard...Simply Put!

What you do at work when you are bored depends on a myriad of criteria: where you head is, what your passion is, wha... more


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Sacred Headwaters of the Skeena Protected!

Historic protection for BC’s Sacred Headwaters Announced FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 18 DECEMBER 2012 Contact - Melys... more

OR and WA Joint Commission on Lower Columbia River Management

View the numbers of the report here. PORTLAND, Ore. – The Fish and Wildlife Commission today approved a new manage... more

The Magnificent Steelhead

News Release Burke Museum, Wild Steelhead Coalition partner to raise awareness of “The Magnificent Steelhead” Mu... more

New Drift Boat? Wild Steelhead Coalition Has One For You!

If you are of the philanthropic nature, are in the market for a sweet new driftboat, have some extra cash laying aro... more

Beyond Season's End...A Bleak Look Ahead at Washington's Water Future

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGcrkWMwASg&context=C4ed8105ADvjVQa1PpcFO4fMWbFIHKsAbLMMdeKlEXCKNf28H7YcQ= This m... more

Billfish Get a Huge Nod From US Govt.

We all like to catch them (why else would you be reading this ??!!) - and the best way to continue the sport and ens... more

Puget Sound saltwater trips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BleDU6wOPB8 EWA guide Lucas St. Clair puts together a short snip-it of film highlighti... more

Hankering for Some Spey Casting...Do it Indoors!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg_XLAyLzqY Tim Rajeff gives an introduction to spey casting with the micro practice r... more

New WDFW Website for Salmon Conservation

OLYMPIA - Finding current information about the state's salmon runs and tracking ongoing efforts to recover at-risk s... more

The Beginning....

Where the fancies of Emerald Water Anglers guide staff and close friends come together and meld our passion for fly a... more

Keep fighting for Bristol Bay

I arrived a little after 2pm and there was a lengthy queue to enter the Jackson Federal Building. Twenty places back ... more

Pebble Mine Meeting Tomorrow

For those unaware, the EPA made a significant find om the Pebble Mine issue a short time ago and now the time to spea... more

Do something rad

Ponder two simple suffixes: –er, –ist. The former comprises the angler, climber, skier, hiker while the latter inc... more

Be Careful....Getting Stoked About Fly Fishing Could Be Dangerous!

Something for those out there who get fired up about being on the water with a fly rod in hand! Stoked! If this is ... more