What Women Will Do to Fly Fish

December 17, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Husbands don’t always make it easy for their wives to learn fly fishing. They’re dismissive or careless or, even worse, they try to teach them themselves. Some smart women have found salvation in programs like Oregon state’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman. “Although Dean prefers to spin and knit with fiber sheared from the alpacas she raises, the concentration and patience needed to fasten 10 metal hoops with tightly wound lengths of nylon thread came easily. Surprising her husband was much more difficult. ‘I lied to him,’ Dean says. ‘I told him I was taking a weaving class.'” Sarah Lemon in the Oregon Mail-Tribune.