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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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Upcoming Fly Fishing Events - August

Phew, where has summer gone?!! Feels as though we just finished up our winter steelhead season, went on a big trip t... more

June 2nd - EWA Fly Fest Schedule

Last years podium from the EWA Guide Staff Cook Off with Jason Rolfe taking top honors for the second year. Hello ev... 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

EWA Fly Fishing Events – May 2018

EWA Fly Fishing Events – May 2018

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

Travel Journal - Sea Run Brown Trout - Argentina

Bucket list trip you might be thinking? Absolutely! This adventure to the southern tip of the America's was on eve... more

G.Loomis IMX PRO Short-Spey Rod Review

G.Loomis IMX PRO Short-Spey Rod Review

From the moment you pick up the IMX Pro 7 11’11” you know this rod is different. It redefines lightweight while also... more

Upcoming Events - December

December 14, 2010 -- Open Late Holiday Event -- 7-9pm -- FREE We will be staying open late Thursday evening to help ... more

Upcoming Events – December 2017

Upcoming Events – December 2017

December 14, 2010 — Open Late Holiday Event — 7-9pm — FREEWe will be staying open late Thursday evening to help you ... more

Travel Journal:  Bahamas, Abaco Lodge

Travel Journal: Bahamas, Abaco Lodge

I was prompted about 16 months ago by a few of my favorite travelers to set up a trip closer to home, something with... more

Upcoming Events - November

Upcoming events in November and beyond… November 9, 2017 — Our Two Hands Movie Premier -- Admiral Theater -- 7pm - ... more

Upcoming Events - October

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

Upcoming Events - September

Upcoming Events for September and beyond... September 11th, 2017 - Fall in the Sound! 7pm @ EWA - FREE Alex will d... 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 Fly Fest, Saturday June 3rd!

EWA Fly Fest This Saturday, June 3rd! EWA Fly Fest is this Saturday June 3rd, at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park in West Sea... more

Travel Journal: Sudan & Oman - GT's and Triggers

For over 20 years, as a company we have always sought the road less traveled when it comes to our sport. Whether th... more

Fly Tying With Tom Mahan

Take a look at Tom Mahan's versatile pattern that can be used on your local trout stream, steelhead river, or even th... more

Upcoming Events -- May

Special Events May 20th, 2017 – Women's Meet and Greet @ EWA Store 6PM – 8PM June 3, 2017 – 3rd Annual EWA Fly ... more

Time to Slow Things Down

As the world seems to fly by, don't forget to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. In order to fully... more

Chuitna Coal: More Than Just Salmon on the Line

This is a huge win for Alaskans and their salmon. We are honored to have worked with the awesome folks on the ground ... more

Fly Fishing Day Trips in Cuba

After the recent loosening of travel for Americans to Cuba we have been flooded with emails and phone calls fr... more

The Asquith by G. Loomis

In case anyone has been living under a rock, the EWA staff is blown away by the G. Loomis Asquith series Spey Rods. ... more

Upcoming Events - March/April

Special Events June 3, 2017 – 3rd Annual EWA Fly Fest and Guide Cook Off – 10AM – 4PM @ Me Kwa Mooks Park – West Se... 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

Cuba Libre - Hosted Travel Video - 2016

Is the winter weather bringing you down? Dreaming of those warm weather destinations? Let's see if this might hel... more

Upcoming Events – February

Special Events February 11, 2017 – EWA Spey Clave – Ben Howard Boat Launch on the Skykomish River – 10AM – 3PM – F... more

Upcoming Events - January

Special Events January 14-15, 2017 – Spey Casting w/ Dec Hogan $250 per angler/per day Spend a day with the legenda... more

Upcoming Events - December

Upcoming Events December 7th – WDFW Salmon Management, North of Falcon – Ryan Lothrop – 7pm @EWA – FREE Come join us... 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

Winston Boron III Plus Fly Rod Review

This is a Winston Biii Plus fly rod review and is intended to be informative and as objective as possible for the s... more

Upcoming Events - September

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

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

Upcoming Events - July 2015

July 16th - Fly Fishing Puget Sound for Salmon: It's almost that time of year! Pinks will be here first, with Coho a... more