Dedicated to teaching the art of fly fishing.
At Northwest Fly Fishing Academy (NWFFA) we are dedicated to helping you become the best fly angler you can be. Fly fishing is an art where you can learn a new passion, unplug from technology and celebrate the natural world...all at the same time.
We are an academy without walls: our classrooms are the waterways of the Pacific Northwest and our 'teaching associates' are the fish that swim its lakes and streams. We believe deeply that getting out into nature is an important end in itself, but if we can do that and catch a few fish while we're at it? Even better. Our mission is to give you the knowledge, tools, tips and techniques you’ll need to successfully venture into your home waters without a guide. (Visit our About page for more information about our commitment to the environment.)
Our Private Lessons are designed with you in mind. Never touched a fly rod? Not a problem. Our sessions are fun, affordable and move at a relaxed pace to provide you with the basic knowledge and skills you need on the water. We are also the only place where you’ll actually catch and release a live rainbow trout during your very first lesson – guaranteed! All the equipment you need is provided. No experience is necessary and no fishing license is required: just come as you are and join us for a half-day or more of fly fishing fun and learning!
Our Guided Fishing options offer much more than the typical guided fishing trip: the lakes, rivers and streams of North Central Washington are our home waters and we look forward to sharing our favorite haunts with you. We’ll show you where and when to fish, what gear to use and how to present your fly. As teaching guides, we’re right there with you every step of the way to help you recognize the opportunities for landing "the big one" and have the most enjoyable day while doing it.