With guide season in full wing around here for the summer, we unfortunately have to back off some of our favorite events around the store. That said, we are constantly doing other educational and informative classes. Here is a quick look at what is on the calendar so far for the rest of July and August. Events at EWA August 15th @ 7pm -- Mountain Streams for Summer Fly Fishing - FREE Sam Lincoln will spend some time laying out how, why, when, with what and even some where for ending the summer in the mountains for native trout. A great excuse for picking up a new rod for yourself! August 27th @9am - 4pm -- 2nd Annual West Seattle Gear Grab - FREE End of season blowout sale! 20-60% off Apparel, Rods, Reels, Packs, Waders, Boots, and More! Emerald Water Anglers will be teaming up with our neighbors at West Seattle Cyclery and Mountain to Sound Outfitters to offer a 1 day parking lot sale. All three outfitters will be closing out gear at 20-80% off. Fly Fish, Apparel, Cycle, Ski, Paddle, etc...gear for all outdoor enthusiasts and closeout prices! Located in the parking lot at the corner of 42nd and Oregon, across from Emerald Water Anglers. August 29th @ 7pm -- Fall Sea Run Cutthroat - FREE Alex Collier will help you prepare for the fall season in our local saltwater by discussing tactics, equipment set up, addressing tides and fly selection so you can hit the beach with more confidence once the kids are all back in school!October TBD -- Sage Happy Hour - FREE Come hang out with some of the gang from Sage, cast some sticks and enjoy some beverages and snacks. Small raffle and other incentives will likely take place, as we get closer more details will be available. RSVP at the store via email, phone or Facebook. November 17th @ 7pm -- Cuba, Now Open for Americans! - FREE Jon Covich of Fly Water Travel will be on hand to share some great images and discuss all the viable options currently available for eager fly anglers to travel and experience in Cuba. In the past 12 months a ton has changed and Jon is on top of it. Please also RSVP at the store via phone, email or Facebook. January 14th & 15th, 2017 — Spey Casting with Dec Hogan — 9am – 3pm — $280 per person — 6 Max per day Come spend a day with a legend, Dec Hogan as he helps you fine tune your spey casting and shares stories of his colorful guiding adventures here in the PNW. Dec is a long time friend and one of the true Ambassadors of our sport. 2 different sessions with meet and greet, book signing and beverages at the the store on the evening of the 13th. This will fill quickly so please reserve your space now, lunch and equipment provided if desired. January 20th, 2017 — 2nd Annual EWA 5 Minutes or Less Fly Film Fest — $5 per person, goes to Wild Steelhead Coalition Last year we showed 18 terrific short films from some of our industries most talented filmmakers and this year will only prove to be larger and in charger…hopefully that makes sense. Please reserve your space now as we will cap attendance at 80 people. Beverages by Georgetown Brewing and food from Blueacre Seafood. Woop woop, see everyone there! $10 Casting at Lincoln Park - Limited to 5 casters, all levels welcome, equipment provided. RSVP at via phone or email with the store. September 10th @ 9am September 24th @ 9am Intro to Spey Casting @ Greenlake - Limited to 3 caster per class, all rods and reels provided. Please bring waders and boots as we are in the water for this class. $95 September 1st @ 10am September 8th @ 10am September 15th @ 10am September 22nd @ 10am 1 Day Immersion Schools - Limited to 3 anglers, equipment provided - $195 per person August 6th - Intro to Flyfishing School August 28th - Intro to Flyfishing School September 2nd - Intro to Flyfishing School September 16th - Intro to Flyfishing School September 25th - Intro to Flyfishing School Rowing School - Limited to 2 boats - $225 per boat August 18th - 1 space open
September 8th @7pm - Getting Into Spey Casting - FREE
Join EWA Manager Reid Curry for an in store seminar on the basics of spey casting and how to take your first steps into the world of two-handed casting and fishing. If you have been toying around with the idea of getting into spey casting but don't know where to start, this is the seminar for you!
September 22nd @7pm - Fall Fishing in Washington and Beyond - FREE
EWA Guide Staff will be talking about some of our favorite local and regional fishing opportunities for the fall season and how to take advantage of them. Fall is one of the most exciting times of the year to be an angler in the Northwest. Our guides will share info on seasonal opportunities for trout, sea run cutthroat, steelhead, and more!