EFFC History


  Based in Everett, Washington, the Evergreen Fly Fishing Club has a long and rich history. It was founded in late 1954 by a small group of avid fly fishers that included Lew Bell, Bill Beggs, Ted Knoblauch, Al Knudson, Ernie Larson, Lloyd McChesney, and Lloyd Solie. Lew was one of the early presidents of the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) and Al Knudson, whose Knudson spider fly pattern has become a standard in the Northwest. Early members included Bill Nelson, another founder of the FFF, credited by many with coming up with the original idea for a national alliance of fly fishers.
Today the club numbers well over 100 members, but it has kept its founders' tradition of emphasizing activities, education and conservation. While the club meets in Everett, its members come from throughout Snohomish and King Counties and beyond.