Thursday, December 15, 2011



“It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting on reindeer
And sing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river I could skate away on”
by Joni Mitchell

This a quote for one of my Favorite Christmas songS. It allows me to reflect on those thingS which mean the most to me.
My passionate obsession with fly casting and sharing it is the breath of my soul. For me it is humbling to be allowed to partake in what has been called the last great vestige of the Gentleman.
So to all of you who have made me what I am to day I would like to take a second to say in great reverence  “THANK YOU”.

Sue and I would like to wish each and every one  a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New year.

There will be no Day On The River on Saturday, December 24 Christmas Eve.
We will back on December 31, 2011.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Congratulations Aaron!


Awarded to a member or members for continued support of the program through mentoring, teaching and inspiring students.

“Aaron Reimer, Carnation, WA, epitomizes what we consider an ideal casting mentor. His nomination letter details a group that he formed years ago called “Day on the river”. Some spey casters he’d met were having trouble getting it right and were invited by Aaron to a “day on the river” to hopefully fix the problems. The problems were quickly fixed, and word spread that if you needed help with spey casting, join the “day on the river” group with Aaron. Now the group meets 49 Saturdays a year, Aaron’s wife insists on 3 Saturdays for her. The group is bigger now, and other instructors show up to help, and a variety of rods and lines are available to cast, but the mentoring spirit that Aaron began continues. Aaron is a CI and THCI and is working on his Masters certification.
Most of us were fortunate to have a mentor or two in our formative years, many avid spey casters can claim Aaron as theirs!”
Bruce Richards
FFF CICP Board Chair

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pictures from the Day on the River...

William Van Valkenberg has been taking some great pictures of the Day on the River on Saturday's in Fall City. Here are a few, many more are located here.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Casting with the kids!

A while ago, Aaron, Cliff and I went down to Aaron's grandson's high school(Tahoma HS) and taught about 60 students in their outdoor program to spey cast. Here are a few pictures from that day. We taught two sessions, with about 30 kids per session and the kids worked in groups of 3 or 4. A fun time was had by all!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Rod Loading

This is how a rod looks as it is being loaded from the rod's point of view.  The rod is CND I Spey and the line is Zpey competition head cut to the caster's choice length.

Friday, April 29, 2011

WA FFF Conclave - Day two from E-Burg!

Well the scotch is about half way depleted, and Bill is quite hungover this morning... The fair opens at 11am today, so come on by and see the sun, particularily if you live on the wet side of the mountains. Oh yeah, the rivers dropped a bit and March Browns are showing up.. do I need to convince you further?!?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Live from Ellensburg!

We came, we fished, we smoked, we drank... and we posted! Come over to Ellensburg and join us at the FFF Conclave! Hope to see you here!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

If the sun is out.. they will come... to the DOTR!

Had a beautiful Day on the River with a nice turnout! Great to see some people that we hadn't in a while. Here are some pictures, from the fashionable to the almost famous!

Leland posing for photo opportunity.

Nicole bending the two handed rod.

NOTE: We'll be at Ellensburg next weekend for the WA FFF Fair, so there will be no Day on the River next week.  Check out the Fair here:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

No Day on the River on April 30th - we'll be in Ellensburg at the FFF Washington Fly Fishing Fair!

There will be no Day on the River on Saturday, April 30th. We will out in Ellensburg, WA for the Federation of Fly Fishing Fair and fishing the Yakima a day or two.

Come over and check it out! More info available at:

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Congratulations Vic!

Vic Sorensen passes his THCI in Denmark recently and we want to congratulate him on his hard work. He worked with Aaron to prepare for the test and practiced, practiced and practiced some more...

Nice work Vic!

Friday, April 1, 2011

DOTR tomorrow - Saturday April 2nd and the recent flooding

The river is blown out at the moment, but looks like it has crested for now. It's at 57ft and some change right now. If the Carnation river gauge is above 52ft we will cancel it, otherwise hope to see you diehards out there! You can check the Carnation gauge at: Snoqualmie River - Carnation Gauge You can also check us out on our Facebook page (River Run Anglers), which will have Aaron's twitter update on it. See you on the water!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Feb 26th: Ryan Pretzol of Angler's Rendezvous

Join us on Feb 26th with special  guest Ryan Pretzol of Angler's Rendeavous. 

We will be featuring the Sage TCX switch rods and Rio Speylines.

Ryan is an experienced angler, and also a very effective guide and instructor.
Please come and join us for Sage/Rio day on the river at Fall City from 9:00 am to noon.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feb 5th: Northwest Fly Anglers and Gary Sandstrom

We will be hosting Northwest Fly Anglers fly fishing Club and (as an added bonus Gary Sandstrom will bring some of the New Extreme Spey lines for you to try.  Come join us February 5 at the bridge in Fall City from 9:00am to noon.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day On The River with Dan McCrimmon

Mark your calendar for Jan 22.  We will have special guest Dan McCrimmon at the free “Day on the River” in Fall City.  Dan will be putting on a casting workshop with demonstrations on the following topics: constant tension casting, and underhand techniques with the Scandinavian style. 

Location: Fall City, underneath the bridge at the Snoqualmie River.  Directions here.
When: January 22, 2011.  9:00am to noon
Cost: FREE!

About Dan McCrimmon: Federation of Fly Fishers Casting Board of Governors, Master Certified Casting Instructor, Two-handed Casting Instructor Program Examiner, and Federation of Fly Fishers International Examiner.  Dan is also the Canadian representative for Guideline Fly Fishing.