Sometimes it's just easier to learn from another lady. Here are some great fly fishing guides for women.
If you're a female angler looking to learn the fly fishing ropes but don't want the intimidation factor of working with a male outfitter, check out these female guide services who've mastered the sport of fly fishing and can show you how it's done out on the water.
Fly Gal Ventures
This guiding business was started by British Columbia steelhead angler, fly casting instructor, and fly fishing industry podcaster/social media influencer April Vokey in 2007. What began as a local guide service offering fly tying and spey casting workshops exclusively for fisherwomen has expanded to more destinations and opened its doors to any angler. First-time anglers are welcome as are seasoned pros - even corporate team-building groups can strap on their waders or hop in a drift boat with Fly Gal Ventures.
Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures
This Montana-based fly fishing service features several knowledgable, experienced women on their guide roster - including Camille Egdorf - and has a reputation for catering to female anglers. The company offers countless trips to freshwater destinations from Alaska to the Pacific Northwest to Mongolia and saltwater trips in tropical locations such as Belize and the Bahamas for a variety of species. They offer special trip packages for families, couples, businesses, and other groups, so gather your girls and book a fly fishing adventure!
Wulff School of Fly Fishing
Maybe you're interested in more education than a simple one-off guided fly fish expedition. If you want to learn from the very best and master fly rod techniques, head to the Wulff School of Flying Fishing in New York. Founded by women's fly fishing legend Joan Wulff, this school offers programs for advanced anglers or fly fishing newbies. In just three days, you'll learn what you need to find success in backcountry streams.
Heat to your local fly shop, gear, up, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime!
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