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Thank you for your interest in a fly fishing experience here in the Seattle/Tacoma area with Emerald Water Anglers.  We are stoked to show you a great time on the water here and want to do what we can to help plan for your trip.

Here are a few bullet points to prepare you and answers to some FAQ's we regularly field.

What we do...

-- We are a fly fish only retail store, guide service and travel consultant.
-- We offer guiding in Western WA 12 months of the year.
-- We have an extensive diversity program for women, BiPOC and LGBTQIA+ people.
-- Our store is located in West Seattle, just south of downtown Seattle.
-- Our entire staff guides and teaches, are all WA licensed, insured, CPR/First Aid certified and food handler permitted.
-- Our recommended equipment lists for Summer - Winter - Tropical trips.

Who we are...

-- Please get to know your guide here prior to the trip.
-- Many of our staff are talented photographers so we may capture some memorable moments for you while on the trip.

For our trips...

-- We provide all equipment for Seattle based trips including waders/boots, rods/reels as well as flies and other essentials.
-- We do not provide fishing licenses, you will need to pick a combination license up prior to the trip online here.
-- Kids under 16 do not require a fishing license when with a licensed angler.
-- Bring appropriate clothing for the season situation knowing weather changes often and rapidly here.  Sunglasses always, rain jacket always and anything else to help keep you comfortable.
-- Please stay near downtown Seattle unless we otherwise suggest so.  Due to changing conditions, we sometimes have to adjust plans and may end up guiding you on a different watershed than originally planned.  Below are some locations to consider.

Other...

-- We take full payment up front for our trips.  Here is our reschedule/refund policy.
-- We accept cash and all major credit cards.
-- We offer gift cards in any amount which are applicable towards any of our goods and services and they never expire.

Lodging near Seattle:

Salish Lodge and Spa – Located on the top of Snoqualmie Falls just half an hour from Seattle and minutes from the mountains is a gorgeous property with fly fishing right out the back door for native trout.


The Grove – Just blocks from our store, the only place to stay in West Seattle with easy walking to local restaurants and easy pick up for our trips.

Cedarbrook Lodge – Just south of Seattle and right next to SEATAC airport, with easy access to some of our our premier fly fishing locations.

Three Tree Point B&B – This stunning residence just south of Seattle overlooks the Puget Sound, our favorite fishery for native sea run cutthroat.

Inn at the Market  In the heart of Seattle, next to Pike Place Market and across from the iconic Steelhead Diner, this is a great choice if the non-anglers in your group would like easy access to Seattle while you enjoy the day fly fishing.

Edgewater Hotel – On Puget Sound in downtown Seattle and just below Pike Place Market, another great choice for staying in Seattle.

Silver Cloud Inn – Located in SODO, just south of downtown Seattle and right next to the baseball and football stadiums, this is another great walking location.

Marriott Waterfront Hotel – Downtown Seattle at your fingertips and fly fishing just an hour from your door.

Grand Hyatt – Center of downtown Seattle, great for business and pleasure.

Things to do near Seattle:

Museum of Flight – The history of flight, space and our own Seattle company Boeing in a magnificent building just south of downtown Seattle.

Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder – During the summer months, watching the salmon and steelhead pass through the fish ladder is a fun and educational experience for kids and adults alike. Picnics on the lawn among the gardens are a popular choice with Seattle area locals and visitors alike. Located in Ballard, 15 minutes from downtown Seattle.