Our sport is a challenging and enjoyable way to fool fish, and if skill and luck coincide, we play and handle our quarry properly and release them to live in a place we love.
A person may learn to tye and cast a fly in a few short lessons, and then through study and observation secure an introduction to the world that exists above, in and below the waters surface, but . . . " To achieve mastery is to rise above the need to catch fish." Howell Raines
What We Do ?
We get together to meet with other flyfishers or those new to the sport and share fishing stories and the company of like minded people that enjoy waving sticks at fish.
At each meeting we have the pleasure of listening to and questioning our Special Presenter. Bring paper and pen, you'll walk out with some good tips and ideas.
The WVFF participates in a variety of fly fishing and tying outreach programs that introducesadults and children how to camouflage their first hook.
We have a booth at the Leavenworth Salmonfest and display fly tying techniques, display live entomological samples from the Icicle Creek and talk to visitors about conservation and habitat concerns.
Two of our members also teach a Continuing Ed class at Wenatchee Valley College each spring.
We organize Outings that gives our members another reason to inflate their pontoons or launch the John Boats on a different stretch of water. These events range from large pot lucks to small groups getting together to collectively try to fool the fish.
Our Photo Album occasionally demonstrates their level of success (or not) and displays the beauty of the region we fish with a fly.
You are most welcome to attend one of our meetings without obligation. Come and meet the other locals that think catching a fish with a minute barbless hook, wrapped in fur and feathers, is fun.
Rooted in the Wenatchee Valley, we are a small 501 c (3) corporation, organized for charitable and educational purposes. We focus on fish Conservation and Watershed Managementthat will improve the ecosystem of and adjacent to the local fisheries.
Provide opportunities for our membership to increase their capabilities regarding fly fishing.
Encourage the education of the public to the value of fish and conservation of their habitat.
Supporting efforts that the club and its membership believe will protect and/or enhance sport fishing in general and fly fishing in particular.
Protecting, conserving, enhancing and propagating fish through the voluntary practice of catch and release and other measures.
The premise that fellowship and camaraderie among fly fishers should be enjoyed.
Promote good sportsmanship as the creed of all fly fishers.