Karlie Roland, EWA’s new Women’s Fly Fishing Program Director has put together a host of options for women hoping to wade into the sport as well as for those waist deep already and looking for new adventures with like minded women. Here is a glimpse of what is to come from Karlie so check back often and be in touch to receive her personal notifications for upcoming events, classes, trips and travel. Most importantly, join our EWA Women’s Private Facebook Page.
Some of our new programs include:
Fly Casting Classes – $20
All our casting classes are at Lincoln Park, meet in North parking lot @ park message board directly across from Rose Street – 6 people per instructor – RSVP 206-708-7250 or
firstname.lastname@example.org – THESE FILL QUICKLY! Our intro to fly casting classes are a great place to start when interested in learning how to fly fish. Maybe it’s been a while or you’ve only picked up a rod a handful of times. No matter the situation we’re here to help and give you feedback on being more efficient, and hopefully catching more fish with new casting techniques or conquering the old ones.
Intro To Fly Casting – 9am – $20
More dates coming soon…
Level 2 (feeding line, hauling) – 10:30am – $20
More dates coming soon…
Level 3 (advance distance, double haul, quick shooting, fast pickups – for those already comfortable feeding line, semi hauling and are looking to go to the next level on distance) 12:00pm – $20
More dates coming soon…
Puget Sound Group Guided Trips – $150 Half Day, $185 Full Day
Get on the water with other women and have fun, learn and become more accomplished anglers. We are currently pairing 2-3 women together for group guided trips. You will be placed with anglers who have similar skill levels so all newbies and experienced anglers welcome! All equipment provided, transportation and lunch! Tax and gratuity not included. Sign up by emailing Karlie@emeraldwateranglers.com or giving the shop a call 206-708-7250
Bug’s and Brew’s – $20, 7pm-9pm
Join us one Thursday a month from 7pm-9pm for fly tying and enjoying a frosty one together.
All experience levels welcome even if you’re not sure what a vise is, we got you’ve covered! Vise and Material Included. Sign up by emailing Karlie@emeraldwateranglers.com or giving the shop a call 206-708-7250. Or reserve your spot here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bugs-brews-winterspring-tickets-42696908603
June 2nd, 2018 – 4th Annual EWA Fly Fest and Guide Cook Off – 10AM – 4PM @ Me Kwa Mooks Park – West Seattle – FREE
The event we look forward to every year. Come join us for a fun day in the sun. Manufacturers reps are on hand to show off all the latest rod models from Winston, Sage, Scott, Echo, GLoomis and others, clinics by our talented EWA staff on the Sound, small mountain streams and steelhead. A host of IFFF certified instructors will be on hand as well. This will be our 11th Annual Guide Staff Cook Off where our guide team competes for the greatest shore lunch. 30 minutes and $40 to feed 3 people and you get to help choose the winner!
Intro and Advanced Schools – “How to” and really go deep schools on local streams and saltwater and far away destinations.
Women’s Spey Class with Mia Sheppard – March 24, 2018 – 9am – 2pm – 6 Anglers Max – $225 each
Come learn the craft of spey casting with one of the world’s finest casters, Mia Sheppard. Mia and her husband Marty own and operate Little Creek Outfitters down in Oregon on the famed Deschutes, John Day and Grande Ronde Rivers.
1 Rod Open
Coed Spey Casting Class with both Marty and Mia Sheppard – March 25, 2018 – 9am – 2pm – 6 Anglers Max – $225 each
The Sheppards are long time friends of ours and we are excited to join forces and spend time on the water teaching our love of the sport through their eyes.
5 Rods Open
Meet and Greet – At our store, wine and conversation about fly fishing, travel, how-to and what to do next. This isn’t just EWA program, it’s yours too. We want to hear what we can do to make our program better, whats working and what we need to provide more of. Your voice is ours! One of our most valued meetups.
Travel – Hosted travel with Karlie to dream destinations around the U.S. and the world. Grab that rod and let’s go see some cool stuff together!
Christmas Island — April 3rd-10th — $2570 — 2 spots open
Christmas Island is located 1300 miles south of Hawaii, just north of the equator. It was discovered by Captain Cook on Christmas Eve, 1777 and is part of the Republic of Kiribati. Christmas Island is in the Central Pacific where life is relaxed and laid-back. The local people are friendly and helpful, and are sure to greet you with smiles and hellow as you walk through town. The local language is I-Kiribati, but most of the Gilbertese locals speak English and very well and love to practice with you.
The weather is nearly perfect throughout the year. Daily temperatures are constant at 80-85 degrees and 70-75 at night. There is minimal rain and low humidity due to the gentle trade winds of 10-20 knots.
Christmas Island has a myriad of diverse habitats and endless flats, unique in its opportunities for both the novice and the expert fly fisher. It is considered one of the top bonefish locations in the world. The flats are so vast that it is common to fish all day and never see another group of anglers!
Our guides have been fishing and guiding the flats of Christmas Island for many years. They know what flats to be on for certain tides and how to spot the fish. From knowing the habits of bonefish and trevally, to selecting the right fly and giving tips on casting and landing big fish, they pride themselves on helping you have a successful trip.
The two main quarry of the area are the bonefish and the trevally. Bonefish, otherwise known as the “ghosts of the flats,” can obtain speeds of up to 20 miles per hour, which translates into, “HOLD ON!” Although Christmas Island has gained the reputatuion as a small bonefish destination, it is not uncommon to take bones in the 6-8 pound range, with ample shots at double-digit fish.
For a change of pace, Christmas Island provides a change of pace with its several species of trevally, some of which can run over 100 pounds. More commonly are the 10 – 35 pound range that will more than demonstrate an impressive surface strike on a wide variety of streamers and surface poppers. Trevally are not considered selective feeders. They tend to be very aggressive and will voraciously attack anything that looks like a food source.
Overall, the conditions are ideal for flats fishing. The consistent and predictable weather makes Christmas Island and ideal fishing destination year-round. This should be on your list for must see fly angling destinations worldwide. Let us help you experience the best of it.
Henry’s Fork, Idaho — June 9th-13th (women only 3 spots open) & June 13th-17th (Co-ed 2 spots open) – $1475
Earlier this August we took a crew of women down to Bozeman, Montana. For 2018, I will be hosting a trip to my all time favorite trout river in the US. You’ve all heard me talk about the Henry’s Fork and I am very excited to be fishing with you all again on a river that means a lot to me.
This was the river I was taught how to fly fish on, and where my family has our fishing cabin. The Henry’s Fork is known for it’s big browns, incredible hatch diversity and lastly it’s beauty.
We will be guided by and staying at Trouthunters Lodge. 4 nights, 3 days guided fishing. http://www.trouthunt.com/
Interested? Questions? Message, email, text or call Karlie 801-687-0463, Karlie@emeraldwateranglers.com