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 the region’s 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 with confidence.

Let us introduce you to fly fishing and help you become the best fly fisher you can be! Getting one-on-one instruction is the fastest and easiest way to learn. Newbie or experienced angler, we’ve got a lesson that will up your game in just 3 hours. All ages are welcome and all equipment is provided. Our lessons can be scheduled to fit your availability and discounts are available for groups, youth and singles.

For those of you with a little more time, check out our full day lessons which allow more time to learn the basics and sharpen your skills. Or combine a lesson with guided fishing in our Full Day Combo class.

If you can plan to be in the area for a few days, consider registering for one of our comprehensive 2-day schools or our scheduled 3-day Rods-to-Rainbows rod-building school. These comprehensive schools allow for a more concentrated learning experience.