About

About Us

Back in 1939, it was Washington State's first fly fishing club. Today, the WFFC continues to lead the way.

Our Mission, The Washington Fly Fishing Club is a social organization of fly fishing anglers, whose mission is to provide resources to members, improve fisheries and habitat, and develop a public conservation ethic through fly fishing.

Founded in 1939, the Washington Fly Fishing Club is one of the Northwest’s leading voices for conservation and sportsmanship. In 1940 it was responsible for establishment of the first fly-fishing-only regulations in the Western United States and it has led the fight for conservation-oriented angling regulations ever since. Its public fly-tying and casting classes have taught these skills to hundreds of anglers, and its youth programs have educated generations of children in outdoor crafts and sportsmanship.

In 1965 the club helped establish the International Federation of Fly Fishers and WFFC members are still active in Federation affairs. With a membership that has included several world-champion fly casters plus many well-known fly tiers, rod builders, writers, and photographers, the club also has contributed significantly to the art, literature, and technical development of fly fishing.

The WFFC continues to offer public classes in fly tying (winter) and fly casting (spring) and also continues to sponsor youth programs. A subsidiary organization, the WFFC Foundation, provides financial grants for fisheries research and enhancement, conservation education, and similar activities.

Based in Seattle, the WFFC meets once a month throughout the year. It also sponsors periodic outings for members and their families on Northwest streams, lakes, and saltwater estuaries.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Location: Seattle Tennis Club, 922 McGilvra Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98112
Date: 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:30 PM – Wet Fly, 6:30 PM – Dinner, 7:30 PM – Presentation

MAILING ADDRESS

Washington Fly Fishing Club
PO Box 639
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Upcoming Events

Sat 23

June 23-24 Leech Lake Outing

June 23 - June 24
Jul 17

July 17, 2018 Dinner Meeting

July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Aug 11

August 11/18 South Puget Sound Day Outings

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sep 08
Sep 12

Fly Tier’s Roundtable

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oct 06

October 6-7 Big Twin Lake Outing

October 6 - October 7
Oct 10

Fly Tier’s Roundtable

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WFFC Board Members

John Gravendyk

President

Rich Gaspar

1st VP Membership

Michael Wearne

2nd VP Programs

Open

3rd VP Christmas Party

Tom Neu

Secretary

Jim Goedhart

Treasurer

Patricia Becker

1st Ghillie

Dexter Brown

2nd Ghillie