Fly Tying, Fishing, and Fellowship Retreat

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Ingalls Creek Retreat August 1-3, 2021

This fly fishing event is for YOU! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or experienced, there is something new for everyone!

Experience tying your own flies, improve your casting, see an overview of rod building, engage in Christian fellowship and small groups, and get outdoors to fish a trout-stocked pond and beautiful local river.

Program Description …

Five hearty meals plus comfortable overnight lodging are provided at Ingalls Creek, along with two fly tying workshops, and an overview workshop outlining how to build a fly rod. The casting tips and trout pond fishing will take place at nearby Mt. Springs Lodge, including your Monday noon meal. Stream fishing will take place on the Icicle River (Monday afternoon) and Ingalls Creek (optional, Tuesday afternoon).

Invite a relative, friend, or co-worker. This event is also a wonderful mentoring opportunity!

Experienced fly fishing leaders will take you deeper into technique, valuable life-lessons, and a love of this sport!

Retreat Cost …

Your registration fee includes your lodging choice (private / semi-private / dorm room / or off-site), all meals, and your program cost including a fly tying vice during the program, instruction, and materials. Bring your own rod, reel, and wading gear if you have them. If not, let us know in advance and we’ll make sure you are equipped with what you need.

Register ASAP as space is limited (12-15 people plus leaders) to allow for personal attention and support.

  • All Meals / Program per person / Private room = $260 (if registering with spouse the room rate for your spouse is at no added charge – great deal!)
  • All Meals / Program per person / Semi-private room = $242
  • All Meals / Program per person / Dorm room or Camping = $220
  • All Meals / Program per person / Registrant staying in off-site lodging = $170

Washington State Fishing License Information

  • Resident annual freshwater = $29.50 (age 16-69) or $7.50 (age 70+)
  • Resident 2-day freshwater = $15.75
  • Non-resident 2-day freshwater = $28.95
  • or call (360) 902-2464 if you need assistance to look up your account if you’ve purchased a license in Washington State before.

Your Retreat Leaders:

Eric Verhaeghe has been an avid angler for over 35 years. He brings decades of experience fishing rivers, tying flies, building rods, and introducing others to the sport. Eric will share need-to-know information on bug entomology, lead our two fly tying sessions, provide tips on casting and rod building, and of course help guide on the water!

Doug Waltar serves as Ingalls Creek Executive Director. Doug loves stream fly fishing (as an occasional fisherman) and will enthusiastically cheerlead for all participants. Doug will coordinate this event to help you have a meaningful experience throughout the weekend with all workshops, activities, small group conversations, fellowship, plus share the dream of Ingalls Creek’s growing ministries. As usual, Doug believes he will catch the weekend’s biggest fish!

Along with Eric and Doug, other experienced locals will assist and help guide on the water.

To Register for Weekend Event:

(15 participant limit)

“…if you have never picked up a fly rod before, you will soon find it factually and theologically true that man by nature is a damn mess… [but] My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things – trout as well as eternal salvation – come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.” Author Norman Maclean in A River Runs Through It