December 11th — Winter Fishing on Puget Sound — 6:30pm @ EWA Store — FREE
EWA guide Alex Collier will discuss winter tactics and equipment for staying in touch with the residents of Puget Sound. Which flies, what beaches, tides and other little tidbits to help you find success on the Sound during this winter season.
December 19th — Santa Claus @ EWA — Steve Duda, editor of The Flyfish Journal will be in as the official fly fishing representative to Santa himself. Photos of yourself and the wee ones with Santa are welcome and free though we are asking for donations to the Wild Steelhead Coalition as a thank you. See everyone there, beverages will be on hand as well.
January 28th, 2016 — EWA Film Festival — 6pm – 10pm — FREE
The preemptive event for the Fly Fishing Film Tour to be held here in West Seattle at the Admiral Theater the following week. We will be hosting our own film fest with works from a variety of filmmakers including Waist Deep Media, Caldwell Rohrbach, Zangs Films, Sundance Award winner Greg Hamilton and more. 2 categories to see will be under 5 minutes and the 5 second film category. Please RSVP for this event, tickets for F3T will be on sale that evening as well. Space is limited to 70 people.
February 3rd, 2016 — Fly Fishing Film Tour @Admiral Theater, West Seattle — 7pm – 10pm — $15
Yes, you read this correctly! We are very excited to bring the F3T to West Seattle this year and every year afterwards so we don’t have to leave the island for it! As usual, big pre event the week before at our store and also night of, location TBD but we will intermingle with the filmmakers and the raffle will be huge so you won’t want to miss this. We will have tickets for sale at the store here soon so stay in touch.
February 12th – 14th, 2016 — The Fly Fishing Show — Lynwood Convention Center
Very excited to be partnering with Costa for this show this year. We will have a staff on hand to answer questions on the multitude of fisheries in Washington we guide as well as discuss new locations for our international hosted travel. Look forward to seeing everyone there.
April 29th – 30th, 2016 — IFFF Show — Ellensburg — 9am – 5pm
We will be man/womaning a booth at the long standing IFFF trade and fly tying show in Ellensburg which occurs in April this year. One or more of our staff will likely be teaching specific classes as well as presenting on various topics we spend much of our time on. These are yet to be determined and will be changed on here once we finalize details.
May 5th, 2016 — ReWilding Washington — Chase Gunnell — 7pm — FREE
Chase is with Conservation Northwest and will be presenting on the regaining of wild and native species across our wonderful state. The concept is to provide an overview of how we have a unique opportunity in Washington to restore some of our most iconic wildlife species, protect and connect wild habitat across the region, and in turn provide a host of benefits for other animals, fish and people. And all of this is possible, and happening right now, even with the rapid population growth and development occurring in our state. Species will include lynx, wolverine and wolf among others, this will be a must see for the youth in your life.
May 21st, 2016 — EWA Fly Fest and Guide Cook Off — Location TBA — 10am – 4pm — FREE
Never to late to plan for this. Our 2nd annual Fly Fest coupled with our 9th annual guide staff cook off was a huge success last year and we expect it to be more so this coming year. Come test cast all the rods we have in the store from Winston, Scott, Echo, Epic, Fenwick, Gary Anderson and more. All sales reps and our FFF certified staff will be on hand to provide free casting advice. Not to be missed is Abbie Schuster defending her championship plate from last year against the rest of the staff in our cook off which also provides some fabulous finger food mid day. RSVP at the store via email or phone.