Classes & Clinics



Spey casting is an advanced form of fly casting that can be performed with any fly rod, but is mostly done with two-handed rods. They allow an angler to cover the water quickly and efficiently with tremendous line control. It’s not only fun, but very effective. This full day class takes place on the water where you will learn the essential concepts of spey casting, as well as of the major casts from both sides of the river.

Our classes focus on the fishing during the season the class is held.  Our focus in our summer classes is on dry line techniques for summer steelhead and the focus in our winter and spring classes is on casting and fishing sink tips and heavy flies for winter steelhead. Even though the focus in on the techniques used in the season of the class, we also go over sink tip fishing in the summer classes and dry line techniques and lines in our winter classes.  We will discuss and have available the many different Scandi and Skagit heads that make learning to spey cast so much easier than it used to be.   Additional topics include reading water, run timing, fly selection and more.

Upcoming Spey Classes

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 – CLASS IS FULL.

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 – CLASS IS FULL.

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Classes will be held on one or more of the Forks area rivers.

Cost is $95.

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You can also sign up by calling the shop (360) 417-0937 or via email.



Come enjoy an evening with the crew from Waters West learning the basics of fly fishing.  This half day, crash course will take place at a local pond, and will jump start you into this life-long sport.  We will be putting heavy emphasis on casting, line control and presentation.  All rods, reels, flies, and other essential equipment will be provided, and students should have a good chance at catching fish.

Subjects Covered Include:

  • Understanding Equipment
  • Basic Fly Casting
  • Fly Selection
  • Reading Water & Presentation
  • Playing and Landing Fish

Upcoming Fly Fishing 101 Classes

Fly Fishing 101 Schedule – Summer 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014 — 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The cost is $33 and no fishing license is required.
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Beginning Fly Tying Classes


Waters West’s Beginners Fly Tying Class is a successful, time-tested course that has introduced many fishermen to the rewarding world of tying flies. In this once-a-week, four-week program you will learn how to tie dry flies, nymphs, streamers, and steelhead flies. If you have always wanted to learn how to tie flies, but have been intimidated, fear not; Water West’s format is uncomplicated and based on techniques, which will grow each week.

At completion, you will have the knowledge of tying almost any fly that interests you and will also have a collection of flies to fish local waters. Waters West provides all materials, hooks, and threads. Students will be responsible for their tying tools and equipment.  A 10% discount on vises and tools will be offered to students during the 4 week class period.


 Winter Steelhead


Following our beginning fly tying class we will be conducting a steelhead fly tying class.  This class will require some basic tying knowledge.  If you can tie a decent wooly bugger you will be alright.  This class will cover many concepts of steelhead flies including trailer hooks and shanks, marabou flies, string leeches, and intruders.  This course will be held on three consecutive Tuesday nights.  All materials will be provided but students will be responsible for their tools and equipment.






There is nothing like one-on-one time to accelerate your learning. This can be booked anytime, for any kind of instruction, just contact us. $30/hour



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