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.

WFFC Foundation

In 1975, the Club formed the Washington Fly Fishing Club Foundation as a Washington non-profit corporation, with the mission to provide funding for fisheries research, conservation, education, and other related outreach activities .

The Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(C3) charitable organization. Because of this status, the members of the Club and the public generally may be able to make legacy donations to the Foundation that are deductible for federal income tax and State estate taxes.

For more information on how your direct contribution or estate legacy gift can support WFFC Foundation’s mission, please click on the “Foundation Donations” tile below.


Location: Mercer Island VFW Hall, 1836 72nd Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040
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

WFFC Board Members

Danferd Henke


Jim Beck

1st VP Membership

Neal Hoffberg

2nd VP Programs

Jim Goedhart

3rd VP Fundraising

Shelly Scheff


Kurk Peterson


James Emswiler

1st Ghillie

Paul Buehrens

2nd Ghillie