Washington State Council IFFF            

  I began my journey as a fly fisher in 1966 (wow almost 50 years ago) when I used my fly rod to toss flies instead of bait in the streams near my house in New Jersey. Over the years through job locations and travel I have fished in at least 15 of the states as well as Mexico. I belonged to fly fishing clubs in Tennessee, Louisiana and now Washington. I truly enjoy fishing streams and rivers for trout although I have been known to fish for anything that swims. In 2004 I joined the Council as Treasurer and added VP Westside in 2005. In 2006 I was elected to my first 3 year term as President. I am now in my third three year term, and hopefully last, as President. I am incredibly proud of how the members of the Council have made the Washington Fly Fishing Fair a growing success since 2007. It has been my pleasure to be part of the Board that has worked so hard to serve the fly-fishing community.












Phone: (425) 308-6161










    I was born and raised on Camano Island. Moved to and lived in Seattle during my 32-year career with IBM. During that time a member of the Washington Fly fishing Club introduced me to the sport of fly-fishing. I have been a member of the WFFC for 42 years serving in most of the officer and chair positions including its president in 1994. I have been teaching fly tying and fly-casting for over 39 years. I joined the Federation of Fly Fishers in the 1980's and am a lifetime member. I am a Master Certified fly casting instructor and am a member of the Casting Board of Governors. I have served as a Director at large on the WSCFFF for a few years taking responsibility for our fly-casting efforts throughout the state. I am currently VP West for the WSCFFF.








Phone: (206) 999-4562



     Chet Allison started life on 1/17/48.   I worked for Cowles Publishing in Spokane, Washington for 43 yrs retiring on Dec. 30, 2010. I began fly fishing about 1973 self taught fly tying from the Herters Professional fly tying. I learned to build fly rods from Earl Grotto (took his fly tying class) and John Propp.   I, along with my wife, am a founding and original board of directors of the Spokane Fly Fishers and have been a member of the IEFFC since 1974. Was IEFFC President in 2012. I was a Boy Scout fly fishing merit badge councilor for about 5 years. I enjoy fishing Washington lakes and streams. I will be traveling the state in my motorhome fishing those waters real heavy starting the spring of 2013. A long the way I hope to learn some new waters and meet some new friends. I attended the fly tying expo at Ellensburg in 2012 and will be there for years to come. I will be showing the beginning fly tiers effective easy to tie flies. I was asked to be a BOD member of the WSCFFF at the Fly Fishing Fair in 2012.   

Phone: (509) 329-0118



 David Paul Williams tied his first fly at age seven, took his first fly-caught trout at ten and has been sliding the slippery slope to other species since. He now fishes saltwater beaches, alpine cirques, lowland rivers, urban waters and desert lakes, but jump-across creeks still have the power to bring out the inner boy. Williams is the author of Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth, and a freelance writer and photographer whose articles have been featured in Backpacker, American Angler, Northwest Fly Fishing, Bassmaster, Fly Fisherman, Flyfishing  & Tying Journal, Fly Fusion, Game & Fish, Salmon-Trout-Steelheader, Salmon Steelhead Journal, Bass Angler, Seattle Magazine, Northwest Travel, Northwest Palate. His PowerPoint programs highlight the thrill of fly fishing, be it trout, saltwater species, Mississippi Steelhead (carp) or smallmouth bass. Williams how-to classes are popular at fly fishing expos throughout the Northwest where he also demonstrates the simplicity and pleasure of tying effective flies.









   Peter is presently a member of the Northwest Fly Anglers (NFA) and Alpine Fly Fishers. Peter was taught to fly fish on the Yellowstone River by Mary Keefover Kelly. He became passionate about fly fishing and the activities associated with the sport. Peter married his wife Kelly in 1979. They have a son now working as a field biologist in the San Diego area and a daughter who is attending college in Seattle, Washington. He retired in 2006 from a career as an air traffic controller. Peter loves to raft, camp, fish and explore. He has a passion for soccer and is active in the soccer referee community. He grows orchids and has recently completed his second hobby greenhouse. Peter is active on the boards of the NFA, the Northwest Orchid Society and the Seattle Soccer Referee Association.








Phone: (206) 725-1661




   I am one of the founding members of The Home Land Security. I am a retired member of 22 years of the Coast Guard Aux. I am now a member of The Wenatchee Valley Fly fishers 19 years. I am also a member of The Regional Fisheries Enhancement Program 5 years. I retired at age 58 I retired as a general contractor. In my younger years I was a Tool & Die Maker Machinist. Born and raised in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. I moved to Washington in 1954. I have fished all my life as a small boy. I started fly fishing in my early teens. I learned to tie flies then, when we only had fur and feathers. I love to fly fish and tie flies. I have taught kids fly tying, rod building, boat building, fly fishing.









Phone   (509) 663-2325






   When I was a young kid, I was given my Grandmother's old bamboo fly rod. Another member of the family gave me a bait casting reel loaded with a silk fly line to go on the rod. I acquired a package of mosquito dry flies from Asia. Later I was on a family camping trip on the Oregon coast which had a small stream going through the campground. That stream was loaded with hungry 4" trout that I couldn't keep off my fly. It was a wild morning with constantly hooking and releasing. I had never had so much fun and the big fish hooked that morning was me.

The second A-ha moment happen after I moved to the Yakima Valley in 1971 and found a meeting notice of the local fly fishing club in the Yakima Herald. I went to the meeting and that started my fly fishing education. Shortly after joining that club, I joined the FFF for the first time. After I moved to the Tri-Cities, I joined the local club there. My membership in the Clark Skamania Fly Fishers goes back to 1984.

I have fly fished in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Baja and Honduras. I retired in 2001 from a career of sales, small business, engineering and manufacturing. My wife, Carol, and I live with 2.5 acres of garden, trees and berries on "Bust Your Ass Acres" in Hockinson (Brush Prairie).



Phone: (360) 253-3863









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Phone   (253) 582-9580





        John lives in Chewelah Washington, located in the northeastern corner of the state.  He has been fishing the area’s waters since he was a kid.   John has tied flies the past 38 years to fish the numerous still waters of the area and the upper reaches of the mighty Columbia River, which he refers to as his “home waters.”  In 2012, the Washington St. Federation of Fly fishers awarded John its Conservation Award for his conservation efforts regarding wild spawning Red Banded Rainbow of the upper Columbia River.  He was also spent considerable time fishing the waters of nearby British Columbia, Canada for trout and steelhead. Many, many of his still water patterns and steel head flies have been published in many books and magazines, by several different authors over the years.  In 2007, John was the inaugural inductee into the F.F.F.  Washington State Fly tying Hall of Fame.  In 2008, the Federation of Flyfishers recognized John’s many contributions to the F.F.F., honoring him with the Lew Jewett Award.  Then in 2009, he was presented the prestigious Buz Buszek Memorial Award, the highest honor a fly tier can receive, for his significant contributions to the art of fly tying.  It is now his dream to share his passion for fly fishing andtying with as many young adult H.S. students as possible to ensure a new generation of stewards to protect our waters and to continue sharing fly fishing with others.              






Phone   (509) 935-4141







    Retired Fiscal Operations manager at Area Agency on Aging. Has supported her husband's fly fishing addiction for 40 years. Was a founding member & treasurer of the Spokane Fly Fishers. Has obtained a pink casting for recovery fly rod from Black Dog Custom Rods and is going to get back into fly fishing now that work is out of the way










Phone   (504) 329-0118






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