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.


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


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

Upcoming Events

Tue 23

WFFC Beginning Fly Tying Class

January 4 @ 7:00 pm - February 22 @ 9:00 pm
Feb 14

Fly Tier’s Roundtable

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Feb 27

Annual outings schedule

February 27 - February 28
Mar 14

Fly Tier’s Roundtable

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Apr 11

Fly Tier’s Roundtable

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 09

Fly Tier’s Roundtable

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sep 12

Fly Tier’s Roundtable

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

WFFC Board Members

John Gravendyk


Rich Gaspar

1st VP Membership

Michael Wearne

2nd VP Programs


3rd VP Christmas Party

Tom Neu


Jim Goedhart


Patricia Becker

1st Ghillie

Dexter Brown

2nd Ghillie