Anatomy of a Fishing Story

Jason Rolfe, Steve Duda, and Gregory Fitz reflect on the importance of writing in the fly fishing community, and the beginnings of the Writers on the Fly Reading Series.

Be sure to check out the upcoming Writers on the Fly Cascadia Tour, which may be coming to a town near you…

11/14/17 | Patagonia Bend | Bend, Oregon

Join us for the kick off event in Bend, Oregon at Patagoina @ Bend. Featured writers include Steve Duda (editor of The Flyfish Journal), Chris Santella (author of The Tug is the Drug, editor of the 50 Places to Flyfish series), Gregory Fitz (writer and artist), and Alan Pilkington (author of Rivers of My Memory). In addition, you’ll hear excerpts from Lee Spencer’s new book, A Temporary Refuge, about Lee’s time as a river keeper on a tributary of the North Umpqua. Proceeds from the Bend show will beneift The North Upmqua Foundation$10, 7 pm. Purchase tickets for the Bend Show.

11/15/17 | Migration Brewing | Portland, Oregon

Join us at Migration Brewing to hear work from Chris Santella, Steve Duda, Paul Moinester, Brett Gaba, and Alan Pilkington. Proceeds from the Portland show will benefit The Conservation Angler.  $10, 7 pm. Purchase tickets for the Portland Show.

11/16/17 | Emerald Water Anglers | Seattle, Washington

The midway point of the tour brings us back to where WOTF began: Emerald Water Anglers in West Seattle. Join us at the shop where we’ll hear work from local writers Jon Tobey, Gregory Fitz, and Ann Bodle-Nash, as well as from Amanda Monthei and Alex Collier. Our featured non-profit for the Seattle event is YMCA’s BOLD/GOLD Mountain School, an organization that provides opportunities for inner-city youth to experience the outdoors and learn wilderness skills. Enjoy libations from Georgetown Brewing Co., as always. $10, 7pm. Purchase tickets for the Seattle Show

11/17/17 | Boundary Bay Brewery | Bellingham, Washington

The 4th stop of the tour brings us to Bellingham, hometown of The Flyfish Journal, “fly fishing’s coffee table bible.” We’ll hear work from Steve Duda, Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate, Cameron K Scott, James Hepworth, and Amanda Monthei. Our featured non-profit for the Bellingham event will be North Sound Trout Unlimited.   $10, 7 pm.  Purchase tickets for the Bellingham Show.

11/18/17 | Lost + Found Cafe | Vancouver, British Columbia

We’ll finish things off north of the border at Lost + Found Cafe in Vancouver. The tour finale will feature Cameron K Scott, James Hepworth, Michael Doherty, and Will Rice. Our fifth and final non-profit is the Steelhead Society of British Columbia, whose mission is to advocate on behalf of wild salmonids and the rivers they depend on in British Columbia. $12 CAD, 6 pm.  Purchase tickets for the Vancouver show.

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