Spey Nation – Salmon River, NY

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Since the summer of 2008, spey casters representing the Northeast, the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest and even the Southern United States have gathered on the shores of the Salmon River in Pineville, New York to celebrate the culture of 2-handed rods.

We’d love to have you join us for our 11th Annual Spey Nation celebration!

Spey Nation features a full free lunch, raffles, “On the water” demonstrations, and interaction with some of the biggest names in 2-handed casting from the East and West Coasts. Great Lakes anglers have an opportunity to learn 2-handed techniques, try specialized equipment and talk with other fishermen in an atmosphere dedicated exclusively to 2-handed casting.

Speakers include:
  • Peter Kutzer
  • Lisa Weiner
  • Walt Geryk
  • Jeff Liskay
  • Nancy Moy
  • Richard Ostrowski
  • Andrew Moy
Spey Nation is free to attend. Lunch and demo gear provided – please bring your waders and a lawn chair!

All profits are donated to the Fish Creek Atlantic Salmon Club. Their mission is to enhance and promote the return of Landlocked Atlantic Salmon to the Oneida Lake watershed.

To see highlights from our past Spey Nation gatherings and keep updated about 2019 please go to https://speynation.com/

Women’s Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Retreat – Lake George,…

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LEARN, LAUGH AND UNTANGLE YOUR MIND

The Women’s Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Retreat is a luxurious escape waiting for you. Specially designed for someone longing to leave the stresses of life behind, this retreat is more than just a fly fishing weekend. It’s an invitation to spend time with the healing rhythm of private water, hidden in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Let the wilderness refresh. Enjoy the pleasure of learning a new skill. Indulge in five-star accommodations, yummy meals, massages, hot soaks, hikes and the company of like-minded women. There will be time during the weekend for private reflection and refreshment. You might just discover a new you!

Just For You:

  • Receive one-on-one instruction from your own Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing guide
  • Fish private water – opportunity for more and bigger fish and no crowds
  • Rest three nights in five-star lodging and encounter luxurious surprises
  • Loosen up with massage and yoga
  • Explore a historic 110-acre ranch and hike in a wild flower valley
  • Soak in a Japanese-style hot tub
  • Enjoy quiet breakfasts, stream side lunches and Colorado cuisine dinners on our scenic patio with drinks and new friends, under a blanket of stars

Activities

Each day allows for relaxing and meditative time for you to choose how to spend. Greet the day with coffee and reflection on the patio, schedule an in-room afternoon massage – one is included with your registration. Rest and relax, journal and meditate. Each afternoon/evening we will host a fly fishing seminar to discuss your questions, instruct on some basics such as knot tying, rigging, entomology, fly selection, and more!

Colorado Cuisine

Get ready for local flavor! Each meal during the retreat is planned with your enjoyment in mind; welcome reception hors d’oeuvres, morning breakfast buffet, stream-side hot-cooked lunches, and Colorado cuisine style dinners. Relax nightly on the lodge’s scenic patio. Share the day’s adventures with friends over wine and hors d’oeuvres, wood burning fires and a panoramic sunset. A special catered Celebration dinner will be held off-site Saturday evening at the Ranch. (Any food sensitivities/allergies will be accommodated.)

Celebrate

You’ll visit a 110-acre private historic ranch surrounded by national forest. Enjoy a soak in the Japanese-style hot tub (robes and towels provided), an outdoor massage, yoga session on the lawn, explore the ranch, or go for a hike! On the last night we’ll party at the ranch with a special Celebration dinner. Socialize over wine and hors d’oeuvres. Reflect on the weekend, share memories with new friends about the fish you caught and the ones that got away!

Location

Your base camp will be in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains at Mountain River Lodge, Lake George, Colorado. The lodge is located 50 miles west of Colorado Springs Airport and 122 miles south of the Denver International Airport.

Transportation

We will transport you to streams for fly fishing at Rainbow Falls Mountain Trout and to off-site activities at the Wild Canyon Ranch. We can provide transportation from Denver International Airport and Colorado Springs Airport for an additional fee.

Gear

All gear and fishing equipment is included. Bring clothing and outer layers for a variety of possible weather scenarios such as sun and rain as weather changes quickly in Colorado. Be sure to bring a brimmed hat such as a ball-cap, and polarized sunglasses for our fishing time. The days should be very warm and the nights cool off quite a bit so make sure to bring your favorite cozy sweater!

Cost

Single Occupancy: $2,495
Double Occupancy: $2,245

Registration

Please see full event details and register at http://rockymountainescapes.com/

Women’s 1-Day Fly-Fishing School – Manchester, VT

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Join us for our 1-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

These Boots Are Made For Wading – Lake George,…

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“These Boots Are Made for Wading” is a Women-Only, fun, interactive immersion into the sport of fly fishing for every level – from the total beginner through the most experienced angler. Partnering with the Number One name in the sport, Orvis, you’ll begin with a welcome reception where we describe all that’s available to do. We’ll introduce you to our skilled professional guides, answer your questions, and most of all make you feel comfortable and at home.

Learn the art of fly casting from an expert, then put your skills to the test on our five miles of private waters along the Tarryall River with one guide for every two participants. Understand the river’s unique ecology with a skilled entomologist. Take a class in fly tying. Hike the winding trails of the Lost Creek Wilderness. Enjoy an interactive cooking demonstration, and at the end of the day relax on the expansive deck of the Main Lodge with a glass of wine.

Find out for yourself why Sunset Magazine named The Broadmoor Fly Fishing Camp “The Best Western Fishing Experience” of 2018 by joining us for “Boots.” Truly unique, and tailor-made for women, you’ll learn, relax, make new friends and share laughs along the way. It’s an authentic Rocky Mountain adventure unlike any other.

Packages from $1,750 with a 2-night stay at The Broadmoor Fly Fishing Camp.

What Gear Is Included: Waders, fly rod and reel outfits, necessary fishing gear

What You Should Bring: Fishing license, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen


Event will be held at The Broadmoor in Lake George, Colorado.

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 Jen Ripple 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.v
  • 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

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

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This is the 2nd edition of this Women’s Fly Fishing Event in the beautiful little town of Cascapedia-St-Jules (Qc), home of the famous Grand Cascapedia River. Last year’s event was a great success, kicking the weekend off with a Mimosa & Coffee, with a full morning presentation about the basics of fly fishing. The rest of the weekend was split up between 3 stations (Flies & Knots, Casting single hand and finally, Spey casting) that instructors hosted for the ladies. We visited the local fly shop Sexton & Sexton’s where the girls were able to view all the gear and essentials & ask their questions to the manager.
30 women, new to the sport or well advanced, took part and LOVED their experience. Delicious meals from local cooks and catering companies were provided, as well as amazing prizes at the end of the weekend.
This year, we had a total of 60 spots available to fill in (Almost full already) and the weekend will have the same sort of layout as last year, with obviously more guides and instructors. Wherever you are from, feel free to message me and take part in this fun, chill, knowledge filled weekend! A great way to discover or cultivate the passion for fly fishing, not to mention the Saturday night evening is a party you don’t want to miss!
This a the only 50/50 on the water event in the province of QC and it is a Bilingual event (French and English).
Here is a link to a short YouTube video of a recap from the 1st edition, to show the vibe of the weekend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlft1qpaH4w
As soon as all women are registered, we take care of asking who needs what so that the weekend of, everyone has all the gear they need. Anything that you have for your fly fishing needs is good to bring (Waders, boots, rod, reel) but if you don’t have the equipment, just drop me a line and we will have something for you to borrow the weekend of. Sunscreen, water, paper and pen to take notes, lip balm and whatever you think you might want to have with you.
Send a private message to Lyne Sexton’s Fishing Page “Fly Fishing Sexton Girl” https://business.facebook.com/flyfishingsextongirl/
Event will be held at Cascapedia River Society in Cascapedia-Saint-Jules in Quebec, Canada.

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

11th Annual Chica de Mayo Women’s Fly Fishing Event…

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Hey Ladies – it’s almost time for the largest women’s fly fishing event in Montana, the United States, and well, probably the world! The River’s Edge and Simms Fishing Products are hosting the 11th Annual Chica de Mayo! This ladies fly fishing event will be held at The River’s Edge WEST and Simms Fishing Products. This year we are excited for our expanded schedule and we hope you’ll attend it ALL! That said, all of these events are optional and participants can pick and choose what they would like to attend. Please note that Saturday morning sessions require advanced sign-up!

We’ll kick things off on Friday night with a social and SIMMS Trunk Show at Bozeman Spirits Distillery in beautiful downtown Bozeman. On Saturday morning, we will hold special, sign up-required educational sessions. In the afternoon, we’ll offer several NEW and fantastic educational clinics for you to learn, ask questions, and fine-tune your fly fishing skills. These clinics are FREE and will be hosted by some of the best in the field and of course, there will be incentives for your participation. We are also thrilled to welcome Anne Marie Emery as our guest speaker. Anne Marie is a passionate conservationist and angler who has dedicated her career to protecting wild trout waters in Idaho and Montana. She is currently the Executive Director of The Bighorn River Alliance. Anne Marie will share her passions and journey with us and we can’t wait! The Casting for Recovery Crew and The Pink Drift boat will be on hand and there will be some great opportunities to fundraise for this important cause. Did we mention there will be fantastic prizes, plenty of fun, and a cocktail party to round out the day? So, grab a girlfriend and come hang out with some fun and fishy women at the 11th annual #chicademayo!

For more information e-mail shark@theriversedge.com or call The River’s Edge at 406.586.5373 or 406.284.2401.

Ladies are welcome to bring their own fly rods to use if they plan to attend casting instruction.


Event will be held at The River’s Edge – West in Bozeman, Montana.

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

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    Our intermediate school will be taught by Abbie Schuster of Kismet Outfitters and will focus on fishing streamers and nymphs during the prime season for landlocked salmon on Grand Lake Stream in eastern Maine. Pricing includes use of all equipment, private lodging, all meals and 2 1/2 days of instruction with Abbie. As a multi-day school rather than a casting class, you will learn all aspects of fly fishing that will include knots to how to handle a fish, wading safety and proper presentation of a fly, fly selection, reading the water, entomology and a whole lot more.
    We can provide waders and fly rods and we sell licenses at our lodge. You will need all personal clothing appropriate for early season fishing 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.
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Women’s Fly Fishing Fiesta – Pasadena, CA

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    Join us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas and refreshments! We will have a panel of experienced female anglers who will teach the basic art and recipes of fly tying, casting to hit your target and selecting the best gear for your next outing. Bring your appetite for food, fun and meeting new anglers who share your passion for the experience of fly fishing!
    All fishing gear needed for the class is provided.
    Bring sunscreen, a good hat and a rain jacket if weather looks like it could pop up during our class time. If you have fly fishing gear you’d like to use for the class, feel free to bring it.
    Event will be held at the Orvis store in Pasadena, California.
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