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Tag: Women

Beyond the Cast: Women Embrace Fly Fishing

More than two dozen women participated in the first annual Beyond the Cast Women’s Fly Fishing Symposium at the 2023 Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival. The 22nd annual Virginia Fly & Wine, held at the Farm Bureau Building on the state fairgrounds in Doswell on January 14-15, 2023, played host to the unique Beyond the Cast symposium, which was...

Women and Fly Fishing on Mother's Day

Since today is Mother's Day, I wanted to find a great story about women and fly fishing. Thankfully, The Conway Daily Sun, out of New Hampshire, obliged with a fantastic story about women and fly fishing. From looking back to the first woman angler - as far as we know - to recognizing Joan Wulff's contributions, this is a fantastic piece to read on...

Safety Tips for Fly Fishers

Question: "What safety precautions should I take when I go out fishing?" Answer: We seldom think anything is going to happen to us out fishing, but you never can tell. Most people who enjoy the outdoors recommend not going by yourself if you’ll be fishing where there aren’t other people around, but even if you’re going with a friend, here are some...

Getting More Women Guides on the Water

Women are the fastest growing demographic on the water, but there still aren’t many women guides. In this recent article, Alison Borden looks at what’s being done in Colorado to increase the number of women fly fishing and guiding on the state’s waters. Via CPR.

Video Hatch: “Why 50/50 on the Water?”

The 50/50 on the Water campaign aims to inspire more women to get out on the water. “By breaking down some of the barriers that keep women from enjoying time on the stream, we can add new perspectives and bring new voices into the sport.”

Fifty Women Who Fish

In a recent episode of Ask About Fly Fishing internet radio, author Steve Kantner talks about his new book, Fifty Women Who Fish. “Women are the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing and understanding their interest and joy of fishing is important to the industry. Join us and learn why many of these women have made fly fishing an important part of...

Podcast Episode: Paul Schullery on The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast

In this recent episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast, Tom Rosenbauer sits down with renowned historian, Paul Schullery. “You’ll learn that not many things are new in fly fishing,” says Rosenbauer. “Tenkara-style fishing was used in Europe hundreds of years ago. People were catching bass on a fly in Florida since revolutionary days. Euro...

Women Revolutionizing the World of Fly Fishing

At first glance, fly fishing may look like a male dominated sport. But women are making great strides, building on the history of great female anglers like Joan Wulff. In this article from Blue Ridge Outdoors, learn about “Six Women Who Are Revolutionizing the World of Fly Fishing.”

"Girl Got Game"

Long a male-dominated sport, fly fishing has been attracting thousands of female anglers in recent years. Among the most remarkable of these is Alex Woodsum. Having grown up fly fishing with her father, Alex is a highly skilled angler more than up to the challenge facing her. "Right here." "Yeah, right there. You ready? Go ahead, I'm gonna turn you a little...

"Game Day"

Every game day the streets would empty. A scurry of Lincolnites gathering booze and wings, Valentino’s or Runzas would end on cue, at kickoff.  If you were entering town at this moment you could reasonably be led to believe the zombie apocalypse had arrived, until you drove by the stadium, which you undoubtedly would. This was college football, mind...