If you haven’t heard already, Dave McCoy, owner of Emerald Water Anglers guide service in Seattle, just opened a new fly shop that goes by the same name, and he hopes to give Seattle anglers a new great option to shop all things fly fishing.
Based in West Seattle, McCoy’s location offers quick access to Puget Sound’s sea run cutthroat trout and Pacific salmon, and a quick out for anglers headed south to the Green or Cowlitz or any of Washington’s other numerous steelhead streams.
I’ve fished with McCoy several times, met him at dive bars many more, and I can tell you he and his staff can find the fish. If you haven’t fished sea-run cutthroat do yourself a favor and book a day on the Sound with McCoy or one of his guides. A great fly fishing experience to be had.
In addition, McCoy has scheduled some cool presentations for November and beyond so read further and get over to West Seattle for a visit. Peronally, I’ve got that December 4 women’s meet and great on my radar. “Oh, sorry,” I might say. “Didn’t know it was just for the ladies . . . but since I’m here could I have one of those Kilt Lifters?”
Seattle’s Premier Fly Fishing and Outdoor Apparel Retailer
Come visit Seattle’s new Fly Shop! Meet our team of knowledgable staff, get the latest reports on local rivers and conditions, experience our product line from top manufacturers, and enjoy a film from the comfort of our lounge area.
Emerald Water Anglers
4502 42nd Ave SW, STE A
Seattle, WA 98116
Steelhead Gear Up Promotion
20% OFF All In-Store Wading Jackets, Boots, Select Layering and Insulation, and Coldweather Accessories
Wader Trade-In Promotion
Trade in your old waders and receive $40 OFF a new pair! We will donate all waders to our friends at Recycled Waders.
Spey School Promotion
November 1st – December 30th
Enroll in one of our upcoming 3 Hour Spey Schools and recieve the price of the school ($95) of the purchase of any in-store spey rod. Spey school and rod must be purchased in 2014.
Upcoming EWA Store Events
November 20th – Fly Fishing the Puget Sound
In this seminar we will be discussing techniques, locations, and equipment for fly fishing for Sea Run Cutthroat in the Puget Sound. Specific attention will be paid to cold weather tactics and winter behavior of Sea Run Cutthroat. 6-8PM FREE
December 4th - EWA Women’s Meet and Greet
Hosted by guide and women’s program director, Abbie Schuster. Come meet other women anglers in the area! Enjoy wine and cheese while learning about local fisheries, as well as techniques and gear to have a successful winter season. 7-9PM FREE
December 11th – Steelheading in the PNW
This time of year there is one fish on the mind of every northwest fly angler…Steelhead. Topics covered will include Steelhead behavior, local/regional rivers and when to fish them, techniques, and understanding spey rods and lines. 6-8PM FREE
EWA Guide Jonny Gorham with a Western Washington Wild Beauty. Photo Dave McCoy
Fall is a great time to be a steelhead angler in the Pacific Northwest. We are now at the peak of our season on many east side steelhead rivers and our westside rivers are seeing their first push of early winter fish. The toughest part about steelhead fishing this time of year is deciding were to go! Grande Ronde, Methow, Deschutes, John Day, Cowlitz, Kalama, Snoqualmie…all good options right now! We are currently guiding steelhead trips on the Methow
, and Snoqualmie
. We are pre-booking trips for December and January on theSkagit
, and Skykomish