Chef’s Table / Fly Fishing Event – Abaco, Bahamas

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Join us for the first event with featured Chef Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club & Oven Bird in Birmingham, Alabama. Chris is an outdoorsman, author, James Beard Award winner and known for his true dedication to craftsmanship. Share in Chris’s love of cooking and hospitality in the intimate atmosphere of Blackfly Lodge as he prepares fresh local seafood, harvested hours earlier.

Participants will fish/fly fish the flats for a half day then come back to the lodge for a half day of cooking with Chef Hastings after collecting for a great ocean to table dining experience.

All fishing and wading equipment provided.

Call or email Jean Cochran to register: 904.997.2220 office; 904.540.3184 cell;

Blackfly Lodge Women’s Bonefish School – Abaco Island, Bahamas

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Welcome to the Blackfly Lodge All-Women’s Salt Water Fly Fishing School!

The ever increasing demand for a highly credible women’s salt water fly fishing school has inspired two of the fly fishing industries top instructors to join forces and create a one of a kind interactive learning experience solely devoted to fly fishing the salt water flats.

Join world renowned fly fishing instructor Captain Sarah Gardner and 25 year Florida Keys flats fishing guide Captain Bruce Chard on a 4 day learning adventure that will incorporate the heart and soul of the salt water flats.

The spectacular Blackfly Lodge offers the best amenities on land and the nearby world famous bonefish and permit waters of Abaco Island and the Bahamas solidifies this location as the best possible destination to host an all-women’s salt water fly fishing school. All of these factors help to gain valuable fishing experience and knowledge needed to become a true salt water angler. Sarah and Bruce will provide extensive one-on-one attention to help you improve your skills and achieve your goals.

5 nights / 4 days fishing

Private room / shared boat / all meals / only 8 student spots available for highly customized instruction

All flies, tackle and wading boots are included, but anglers are welcome to bring their own.

Watch Blackfly Lodge Ladies Bonefish School Video

Call or email Jean Cochran to register: 904.997.2220 office; 904.540.3184 cell;

Reeling in Recovery – Alpharetta, Georgia

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

Staunton River Float Trip – Lexington, VA

    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.
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Women’s Fly Fishing Fiesta – Pasadena, CA

    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.

Golden Isles Women On The Fly – Brunswick, GA

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The first of many monthly events held on the 4th Tuesday of every month centered on building a fly fishing community for women. This event is put on in partnership with Golden Isles Women On The Fly which is a local chapter of United Women On The Fly.

Each event will cover a different topic beginning with Fly Fishing Basics on April 23rd leading into upcoming topics like introducing double haul fly casting, local fly selection knowledge, fly tying tips and tricks and equipment selection. On The Fly Outfitters and Orvis will provide equipment, product giveaways, demos and promotional items to all attendees. *while supplies last.

Come out and enjoy learning more about fly fishing in the Golden Isles of Georgia.

During instructional and education sessions, no gear is needed but, if we are hosting a casting demonstration or fly tying class please feel free to bring your own equipment (including fly tying vise, materials and tools as well as rod/reel)

Email to register and get more information.

Event will be held at On The Fly Outfitters in Brunswick, Georgia.

Women’s Introduction to Fly Fishing – Kingston, NY

Lifelong angler and professional Delaware River fly fishing guide Anita Coulton will share advice and perspective in a round table-style discussion designed to give beginning women anglers an introduction to the sport of fly fishing. The talk will allow plenty of opportunity to ask questions of an experienced women angler, and to share advice and experiences in a casual atmosphere. This event is free of charge, and refreshments will be served.

Event will be held at Kenco Outfitters in Kingston, New York.

50/50 On the Water Social – Colorado Springs, CO

Ladies and gentlemen, join the Pikes Peak Women Anglers for a fun evening at this unique new venue – SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition to being just a fun social event, we will be discussing getting more women into fly fishing through the “50/50 on the Water” movement. Plus we’ll share what the major brands have in the works or on the horizon for women. Great get together with a great group! Oh and there will be GIVEAWAYS!!!

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

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.