WOMEN ON THE WATER IN THE WOODS – GLAMPING…

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We invite you to join us for 3 nights of fun, fly fishing and learning in the Great Smoky Mountains. Festivities kick off when you join us on THURSDAY afternoon to get settled in to your Luxury Glamping accommodations by the river and enjoy a wine and cheese Welcome Reception around the campfire.

THURSDAY evening we will all gather in the Clubhouse for an introduction to Fly Fishing the Wild Trout Paradise that is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park presented by R&R Fly Fishing then followed by local BBQ from Smokin’ Joes
FRIDAY starts the day with a group breakfast followed by streamside instruction on reading the water by Charity Rutter of R&R Fly Fishing. Then we will pack up our lunches and head into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to explore some of the 1,000 miles of the wild trout streams. Dinner will be served at the clubhouse followed by time around campfire or in the pool Friday night.
SATURDAY will be filled with more time on the river and lots of time for laughs and stories around the campfire after dinner! We’re planning a fun cook out for Saturday night!
SUNDAY morning check out at your leisure and have a lovely brunch before we leave camp. Pair up with a buddy to spend the day on the river, or take your time to explore the area before you head home. Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have so much to offer.

Accommodations:
Our “Glampsite” is steps away from Little River and you can see the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Camp! Each Luxury Glamping Tent includes: 2 Bedrooms/1 Bathroom/Kitchenette/Indoor Dining Space/Covered Porch. These tents marry the magical wilderness atmosphere with the comforts of home with a view of the river. Accommodations are furnished with generous amenities including plush bedding, a bathroom and heat & air conditioning. Your tent features an extra level of luxury with a covered porch, wooden interior walls.
The tents marry a magical wilderness atmosphere with the comforts of home with a view of the river. Accommodations are furnished with generous amenities including plush bedding, a bathroom and heat & air conditioning. Your tent features an extra level of luxury with a covered porch, wooden interior walls separating living spaces, as well as a small kitchen and dining area.
Full use of all camp amenities including:
  • Private Riverfront Access
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundromat
  • Coffee Shop
  • Additional Bath House
  • Community Garden
  • Basketball Court
Availability:
  • We have 3 Luxury Glamping Tents reserved for this event.
  • You can choose to share a room in the Bunk Room (2 single bunks) or have a larger room and bed to yourself in the Queen Room. (You also have the option to share the Queen Room with a friend – but we will not pair you with a stranger to share a bed.)
  • Space is limited to 12 women
What’s Included:
  • 3 Nights lodging
  • Thursday night Reception and Dinner
  • Friday & Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Educational Presentations on Fly Fishing in the Smokies, Women in Fly Fishing and Improving Your Cast with Wanda Taylor and Charity Rutter
  • Streamside Instruction on Reading the Water and Where to Fish
  • Sunday Brunch
  • All camp gear, bedding and towels are supplied in luxury tents.
What you should bring with you:
  • TN Fishing license with a trout stamp is recommended for our camp. You can get licenses in advance online at Tennessee: https://license.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx. Since we are camping on the river just outside of the National Park boundary, a trout stamp is required to fish the waters at camp. Fishing for rainbow trout and smallmouth is good through camp. Your TN fishing license is good for fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park wild trout streams.
  • Rod & Reel: 7 1/2′-9′ for 3-5 weight line for Smokies streams
  • Lightweight Waders & Felt Sole Wading Boots: Rubber sole boots are a poor choice for wading in the Smokies and are dangerous. Felt soles are the only ones we recommend. Since we are fishing the end of May, it may be warm enough to wet wade using only neoprene booties and wading boots. However, afternoon rain showers are common and you may stay warmer in waders. We can rent boots and/or waders with advance notice. We need your boot and wader size to bring the appropriate gear.
  • Quick Dry/Wicking shirts and shorts/pants. Wearing quick dry or breathable clothing and socks will make you more comfortable whether wearing waders or not.
  • Polarized Sunglasses – so you can see the fish and for safety so you can see where you are stepping in the river
  • Subdued colored clothing for fishing – greens, greys, browns, muted blues
  • Fishing Cap – also in subdued colors for fishing the park or large brim hat for tailwater trips.
  • Lightweight Rain Jacket – Short rain showers are common
  • Backpack, Duffle Bag or Gear Bag: With all the gear and accessories you’ll be bringing, we recommend you put all your belongings in a bag for easy transport as we head up the river.
  • Pack your favorite camp clothes for 3 nights at camp and 3 days playing in the river.
  • Toiletries – each Luxury Tent has a bathroom with shower. There are also additional bath houses at camp.
  • River/Beach Towel if you choose to swim while at camp.
  • Swimsuit & Water Shoes/Sandals
  • Light jacket/sweatshirt/fleece for the cool mountain mornings and eveningsv
  • Pajamas
  • Headlamp
  • Refillable Water Bottle and Coffee Cup/Travel Mug
Pricing:
  • Bunkroom Single Bed/Shared Room – $850.00 per person
  • Queen/Private Room – $1,000.00 per person
  • Queen Room shared with your friend – $800.00 per person
Event will be held at a Townsend campground at the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.
50% Deposit Holds Your Reservation – Make Deposit Online or Call: 865-448-0467

Paradise on the Fly Women’s Fly Fishing Trip –…

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Recharge your soul on a women’s fly-fishing trip in beautiful Belize—a tropical paradise and land of diverse ecosystems and natural abundance. Whether you are new to fly fishing or you are on a quest for the coveted saltwater Grand Slam, you’ll enjoy three days of saltwater fishing in the camaraderie of other women who share your same passion. This trip is open to anglers of all abilities. You’ll learn tips and techniques for flats fishing in a fun and supportive environment with your Orvis host, an IFFF certified casting instructor and local, expert guides who have lived and fished on these extensive flats for years. The shallow turtle-grass and sand flats offer a tremendous population of bonefish. You’ll rejoice at the sound of your reel screaming as you land your first ghost of the flats. Belize also boasts a world-class permit fishery and year-round sight-casting for tarpon.
Serenity awaits you at our luxurious, beachfront lodge on the island of Ambergris Caye. El Pescador Lodge sits on the water’s edge and offers well-appointed accommodations, three swimming pools and a large deck perfect for relaxing and swapping stories at the end of the day.
Trip Length: 4 nights, 3 days of guided fishing What’s Included:  • Each angling package includes a Helios 3D saltwater fly rod, Hydros SL reel and Orvis flyline ($1200+ value) • 4 nights lodging in an air-conditioned, en suite room in the main lodge* • 3 days of guided fishing from flats boats (2 anglers per boat is standard)** • Expert advice and support from El Pescador’s fishing director • An Orvis Trip Leader will be on site to help you maximize your success • All meals at the lodge and boat lunches • Beverages, including local Belizean beer and rum at bar • Complimentary use of all amenities (pool, kayaks, bikes, Wi-Fi) • Local air and transfers between Belize City and El Pescador Lodge • Local sales and hotel taxes *Guests traveling alone or requesting a private room must pay the private room supplement ($300). **Private boats can be requested for an additional $900. Single anglers are not charged the private boat supplement as long as they are willing to share a guide with another single angler. Offer only valid on this Orvis Adventures special group departure.

Reeling in Recovery – Alpharetta, Georgia

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Welcoming all Metro Atlanta women in recovery for a day of connecting with nature and other women in 12-step programs through the sport of fly fishing. The class is for beginners (no previous fly fishing experience needed), and will include a stream side lunch and an hour open discussion meeting.
    If you do not have your own rod/reel or waders/boots, Georgia Women Fly Fishers and Orvis will be able to provide you with select equipment, subject to availability.
    Please bring:
    • 5 or 6 wt fly fishing rod/reel outfit and a 2X leader.
    • Waders, wading boots and heavy wool socks to wear with wading boots.
    • Hat or cap, polarized sunglasses, rain coat.
    • Snacks and water/drink.
    • Extra set of clothes (in case you do more swimming than fly fishing).
    $20 fee, includes lunch

Trout Unlimited Women’s Week – Montana (SOLD OUT)

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    SOLD OUT – Contact Orvis Travel to be added to waitlist or inquire about other trips: orvistravel@orvis.com
    Orvis has teamed up with Trout Unlimited to create a unique and exciting fishing experience. Our goal is to bring more women in the sport of fly fishing through the 50/50 On the Water initiative and we think there’s no better place than one of America’s most iconic landscapes, Montana’s Paradise Valley. Fly fish and explore southeast Montana and Yellowstone National Park with a small group of women from Orvis and TU at Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge.
    5% of your trip cost will be donated by Orvis and Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge to Trout Unlimited’s STREAM Girls Program. Your investment in STREAM Girls will have a direct impact on the lives of hundreds of middle school girls, women fly fishers, and TU members. You can learn more about the STREAM Girls Program at tu.org/streamgirls.
    YOUR HOST will be Beverly Smith, Vice President for Volunteer Operations at Trout Unlimited and life long fly angler. Marrying her two passions: conservation and fishing, she’s working her dream job helping TU volunteers across the country implement the TU mission locally.
    From $2,820 per person (includes a Helios 3 fly rod). Additional loaner gear is available at the lodge. A full packing list will be provided with your confirmation materials.
    Venue: Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge – Emigrant, Montana.

Parent-Child 2-Day Fly Fishing School – Manchester, VT

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Join us for these special limited space fly-fishing schools that are perfect for the family. At the Orvis Parent/Child Fly-Fishing School, you and your child will learn the basics of fly fishing. This is a great opportunity to learn a skill that will last a lifetime while sharing the memory with a loved one. Our expert instructors will help you with all things fly fishing, such as setting up the rod, fly selection, knot-tying, and how to safely release your catch. Fly-fishing classes are held in our brand-new schoolhouse directly across from the Orvis Flagship Store, on our fully-stocked casting pond, and out on the famed Battenkill River.
You’ll cover it all at the Manchester, Vermont Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomolgy (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

50/50 On The Water Women’s Fly Fishing Event –…

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Chandler Lake Camps and Lodge in support of the Orvis Company and 50/50 On the Water initiative has created a unique and exciting women’s fly fishing experience.

Offering a great way to rediscover and cultivate your passion for fly fishing. Our goal is to bring women together for the sport of fly fishing and adventure in Northern Maine, one of America’s most iconic landscapes. Join like-minded guests longing to leave the stresses of life behind.

This 4 night, 3 day trip is primarily a wilderness dry fly fishing experience for wild Native Maine Brook Trout. The specifically chosen dates are peak for our very sought after Hex (Green Drake) hatch. We will be casting over Brook Trout averaging 14 to 17 inches with many in the 18 to 20” class. Numerous fishing opportunities with little pressure results in great success for all skill levels.

Your leisure morning will start with a healthy breakfast in a beautiful setting, our lodge being the only cabins on the lake.

A number of late morning and early afternoon activities are on the schedule:
  • An impressive and detailed Entomology presentation featuring Eastern Hatches by our very own and very talented Professional Fly Fisherwoman and Fly Tyer Megan Hess.
  • Field to Table presentation. Close attention to ingredients is at the heart of all good cooking – our featured Chef will bring a wide range of wild foods into sharp and delicious focus for all to enjoy.
  • Stemware painting at its finest, followed by wine tasting matched with local fare. Enjoy your special wine glass throughout your stay.
  • Fly tying, casting instruction and tune-ups, canoes and kayaks all assisted by experienced Maine guides in a non-intimidating environment.
  • A healthy noon meal will prepare us for an afternoon and evening of great fly fishing, “your schedule is our schedule” so we fish as long as you wish. With a great picnic lunch our evenings are casual and comfortable in a beautiful environment.
  • We return to the lodge as our guests desire for dessert and refreshments to reflect on the casting, catching and evening’s adventures.

You’ll learn tips and techniques in a fun and supportive environment supported throughout by your trip leader Megan Hess and our full staff of Professional Registered Maine Guides that are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced not only with our waters but the sport and art of fly-fishing as well.

All fly-fishing gear can be provided if necessary at no additional charge.

Daughters, granddaughters and young women 16 years and under come free with a paid adult per youth. Pay it forward and start a family tradition today.

All-inclusive pricing with experienced professional Maine guides.

Women’s 2-Day Fly-Fishing School – Manchester, VT

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Join us for our 2-day women’s fly fishing school where we aspire to educate and inspire women in a supportive, fun, and noncompetitive environment. Pick up a fly rod at the Orvis Manchester Fly-Fishing School, situated in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains and you’ll leave with the knowledge and know-how to cast like a seasoned angler. Our expert instructors help you with everything from setting up the rod, to fly selection and knots, to how to safely release your catch. Fishing classes are held in our state-of-the-art schoolhouse situated directly across from the Orvis Flagship Store, on our fully-stocked casting pond, and out on the famed Battenkill.

You’ll cover it all at the Manchester, Vermont Fly-Fishing School:

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomolgy (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

Staunton River Float Trip – Lexington, VA

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    Half-day float trip with Orvis Endorsed Guide Matt Miles down the Staunton River near Lynchburg, Virginia for Smallmouth Bass. Jen Goodale will be hosting this trip with 3 other spots available.
    Please bring your own gear.
    1 person $350 ea. 3 people $250 ea.

Women’s Novice Fly Fishing School – Grand Lake Stream,…

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    Our Novice School will be taught by Catherine Gordon, a Registered Maine Guide that dedicates most of her time to working with disabled veterans through the Travis Mills Foundation. The school will be four nights, three full days of instruction and will include private lodging, all meals and use of Orvis fly rods and waders if needed. As a novice school, you will learn from the ground up – everything from rod selection, casting and knots to wading safety, entomology, fly selection and presentation.
    We can provide waders and fly rods and we sell licenses at our lodge. You will need all personal clothing appropriate for early summer angling in Maine. We have complete gear lists on our web site.
    Call our lodge at 877-796-5558 or email us at info@weatherbys.com to Register.
    The school will be held at Weatherby’s Lodge in Grand Lake Stream, Maine.

Parent-Child 2-Day Fly Fishing School – Manchester, VT

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Join us for these special limited space fly-fishing schools that are perfect for the family. At the Orvis Parent/Child Fly-Fishing School, you and your child will learn the basics of fly fishing. This is a great opportunity to learn a skill that will last a lifetime while sharing the memory with a loved one. Our expert instructors will help you with all things fly fishing, such as setting up the rod, fly selection, knot-tying, and how to safely release your catch. Fly-fishing classes are held in our brand-new schoolhouse directly across from the Orvis Flagship Store, on our fully-stocked casting pond, and out on the famed Battenkill River.
You’ll cover it all at the Manchester, Vermont Fly Fishing School:
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomolgy (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish
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