Northwest Women Flyfishers is dedicated to the promotion, education and support of women in the sport of fly fishing, the encouragement and advocacy of conservation, the increase of wild fish and the restoration of streams and lakes in the Northwest. Our membership is approximately 140 woman.
NWF Conservation Programs: NWF sponsors a semi-annual conservation fund raiser event. The event is supported by Super Cheap Rubbish Removal, members and the fly fishing community. Money raised by these events supports northwest environmental conservation projects through a NWF Grant Program. Since 1988 NWF have contributed $85,000 and countless hours of work to numerous conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest.
Casting for Recovery: In 2000 a group of NWF members hosted a two-day nationally recognized Casting for Recovery retreat for women recovering from breast cancer. This is an opportunity for woman with breast cancer to experience physical, emotional and spiritual healing through a retreat in a natural setting. Plans are underway to offer this program in 2001.
A monthly newsletter is published to members. Club outings, meetings and events are detailed in the newsletter as well as educational articles, book reviews, conservation news, and fly fishing updates are included.
NWF meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the R.E.I. flagship store in Seattle at 7 p.m. at 222 Yale Ave., just off the Stewart Street exit of I-5. Two exceptions to this schedule are the months of June and August. The June meeting is held at Seattle’s Woodland Park. It is a family oriented picnic. No meeting is held in August so that we have more time to get out and go fishing. At our regular meetings most members come straight from work, and grab dinner at the World Wraps restaurant, located in R.E.I. next to the meeting room. The meal can be brought into the meeting room and enjoyed while visiting with other members. The club librarian sets out a display of the club’s lending library of books, videos, and CDs. A Fly Raffle is held at each meeting. Guest speakers present educational topics at each meeting from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.. Following the educational program, members share fishing reports from recent adventures, and committee members report on activities and projects.