South Sound Fly Fishers Club is the Olympia affiliate club of Fly Fishers International. For more than half a century we have been sharing fly fishing knowledge, educating the greater south sound area, and helping those new to the sport to become proficient. From beginners to advanced the club has a great range of skills to share.
SSFF also contributes to conservation activities with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and a variety of other public and private conservation groups. These include:
- Project Healing Waters
- Casting for Recovery
- Coastal Cutthroat Coalition
- South Sound and Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Groups
- Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail
- Friends of Munn Lake
- Northwest Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Academy
We enjoy having visitors come to see what SSFF is all about. Regular club meetings are normally held every third Tuesday of the month at the North Olympia Fire Department, 5046 Boston Harbor Rd. NE, Olympia, WA 98506.
Doors open with casting outside (weather and daylight permitting) and socializing and fly tying indoors starting at 5:30PM. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM
Meetings consist of club information such as outings, classes, conservation projects, and most importantly a guest speaker. Our guest speakers have included experts from conservation groups, local professional guides, authors, representatives of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and private industry professionals.
Following government guidance, our in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice. We continue our monthly meetings remotely via zoom. Members are notified via email with the meeting access information. On the Events page you’ll find our calendar with the latest dates and schedule. These meetings are a great way to hear from fellow members where they have been fishing and what techniques are working.
Board of Directors meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month and are open to the general membership. These meetings are normally held at the North Olympia Fire station at 7:00PM. Likewise, these meetings are now conducted remotely via zoom. If a member would like to attend please contact a board member for meeting information or reach out to us at the Contact tab.
The Garden Hackle is the club’s monthly Newsletter. It summarizes the latest plans and activities of the club. In it, you will find information about the club’s on-going activities and efforts. You’ll find articles about conservation, education classes, monthly outings, and community involvement. You can find the Garden Hackle under the Latest News & Newsletter tab.
Outings, Classes, FUN!
Our club has fishing outings throughout the year available to both members and guests. These events provide great opportunities for exploring waters to fish and learning new techniques. Perhaps most importantly these are great opportunities to get to know the other members and their areas of expertise. If you are interested in participating in an outing contact us. You don’t even need to be a member!
At various times throughout the year we offer classes such as a beginner’s introduction to fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying, and other educational subjects. Your instructors remember what it was like to be a beginning fly fisher. Our goal is to help you become successful and avoid mistakes that can be prevented by qualified instruction. Check back for class schedules when COVID restrictions are lifted.
We Make a Difference
Our members are devoted to the conservation and enrichment of the sport we love. SSFF is involved in many conservation efforts locally, statewide and nationally. Along with providing financial support to various restoration and conservation activities, our members serve on local, state and regional boards that make a positive impact on the health of our fisheries. We also provide input to regional laws and regulations for fishing and habitat. Explore this site for volunteer and contribution opportunities.