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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 "Washington"

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

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

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

Upcoming Events - January

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

EWA Fly Fishing Events - May

EWA Fly Fishing events coming up in May and beyond...here are some things to put on your calendar for sure! As we h... more

Upcoming Events - October

Upcoming events in November and beyond... November 16, 2017 -- Writer's on the Fly - Cascadia Tour - $10 @ EWA Stor... more

Travel Journal: Greenland Fly Fishing

Fly fishing whether I really want to admit it or not is embedded in my DNA. My doctor actually found it on my DNA l... more

1st Annual Washington Carp Jamboree

Yep, you read it correct, we are excited to announce the newest Carp on the Fly tournament to come to Washington. C... more

EWA Spey Clave - Saturday February 11th

EWA Spey Clave Saturday February 11th, 2017 10am - 3pm Ben Howard Boat Launch on the Skykomish River (see map below... more

Upcoming Events - November

We are crazy excited to announce we have finally hired our Women's Program Coordinator which means our women's even... more

Upcoming Events - September

September 8th - Getting into Spey Casting - 7pm @EWA - FREE Reid Curry will address the myriad of lines, head, knots... 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 - December

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I want to give up....but I won't because I care and am stubborn!

Over the past couple of years, all the work and effort to educate those in our state including anglers, legislators a... more

Skykomish River Needs Your Help!

This shouldn't take those of you who will find this more than a mere second to decide to sign, so please do so: Oppo... more

Just How Stupid Can We Be....

This will be a short post as it should speak for itself. After a week in California I was lucky enough to return to ... more

Sol Duc River to be First Wild Salmonid Management Zone in WA

Now matter how you spin it, this is good news, my hope is that we will learn enough from this to force change on othe... more

Seattle Times Gets Into Telling Anglers Where to Fish

The Seattle Times is now posting reports from I am not sure who on what was caught where and when both in saltwater (... more

Portion of Yakima River Closed Due to Illegal Steelhead Targeting

For those who live in the state of Washington, it is of little surprise to see or hear of poaching of water for our b... more

Eastern WA Steelhead, here we go!

Upper Columbia, several other rivers to open for hatchery steelhead fishing We will be booking for this immediately ... more

Elwha River, Dam Removal, Hatchery and Wild Fish...headed to Court!

This is going to be an interesting year for the Elwha River and what should be one of the most prominent live experim... more

More on the Elwha River

I have my own personal feelings on this matter but will let you read through and see where you end up. From the Seat... more

Klickitat River Hatchery Increases

From our friends at Wild Steelhead Coalition... Dear Friends and Supporters of Wild Steelhead, Some of you may alr... more

More on Invasive Species

WDFW conducting boat checks to stop aquatic invasive species OLYMPIA - People hauling boats to and from Washington w... more

Not "Really" Fly Fishing

Big, heavy lead eye flies, thirty foot sections of T-14 that are impossible to cast, 10-12 wt fast action rods, cho... more

Tying Flies at FFF

Puget Sound Baitfish Pattern Tying Video Just back from the FFF show in E-burg. Dave and I did a little impromptu tyi... more

For the Love of Fish...

Anyone reading this or any other blog from our industry is in the same boat to some degree, we love to fly fish. Man... more

Impacts of Hatchery Steelhead on Wild Steelhead in the Skagit Watershed

This is a fairly regional topic but a hot one for sure. Wild Steelhead Coalition is hosting an event on May 4th at 6... more

Eastern WA Steelhead Closures

Upper Columbia River above Priest Rapids Dam and tributaries close to steelhead fishing April 1 Action: Close... more

UP's and down's of our fishing world...

There is a ton going on in the angling community and while some of it is very vivid and in our face here, others may ... more

Spun Ostrich Tube Fly

Click the link to view the new video: Spun Ostrich Tube Fly This is a simple tube fly utilizing the ProTubes flex... more

Tube Flies, Pro Style and Custom Fly Lessons!

Pro Tubes Reverse Marabou Tube Fly Click on the link to watch the new video! I recently got a bunch of Flexitubes f... more

Green, Puyallup, White and Carbon to close EARLY -- no surprise here

With the state of our steelhead in the Puget Sound area, it is of no surprise that the following rivers are closing e... more