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Your complete guide to fly fishing websites, podcasts, YouTube channels, social media and organizations that connect the global community of women who are freshwater anglers.
I’ve fished now for 30 years but still feel like a newbie at times. That’s why I created a collection of resources of women involved in fly fishing across the globe.
Fly fishing is excellent for my mental and physical well-being. At the same time, I am growing my knowledge of environmental issues around water and land use.
That’s why I created these resources to inspire and educate you, whether you are a beginner or an experienced fly fisher.
Hanging out with the guys is okay, but there’s nothing like the support I get from other women who enjoy fly fishing.
United Women on the Fly
United Women on the Fly (UWOTF) is committed to building an inclusive community that educates, provides resources, encourages, and connects anglers from all backgrounds into the sport of fly fishing. They foster a sense of belonging by centering, valuing and amplifying the voices, perspectives and styles of under-represented women.
Fly Fishers International – Women Connect
Their mission: To encourage female leadership in Fly Fishing International Clubs and the fly fishing industry as a whole by creating a platform where women can develop fly fishing skills and build confidence.
Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures
A group who love sharing their fly fishing world through trips, classes and clinics; and helping others make new life-long friendships through the Reel Women networks. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or life-long fly fisher, they offer world-class adventures and the ability to enhance your skillset.
A New Zealand group that encourages and inspires more women into fly fishing.
FLY FISHERS INTERNATIONAL – Women Connect
Any female member of Fly Fishers International is part of Women Connect. All women fly fishers are welcome in this group. You are encouraged to join Fly Fishers International.
The Joan Wulff Fly Fishers is dedicated to promoting women’s knowledge and experience in the sport of fly fishing.
Fly Girls Fly Fishing of the Mid Atlantic
All things fly fishing for women – stories, tips, discussions, etc. A place for women to share their passion.
Here’s my guide for chosing a fly rod for women.
What you might find on Instagram are photos of ladies holding large fish while wearing bikinis. However, that’s not what you’ll find here.
Fly Fishers International- Women Connect
Women’s fishing groups located in the United States.
Breast Cancer & Fly Fishing – Casting for RECOVERY
Todd Moen captures the reflections of 3 women dealing with breast cancer while out fly fishing on the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
The Basics of Fly Fishing with the “River Girl” Kelly McCoy
Kelly McCoy, Owner and operator of RiverGirl Fishing Company, introduces us to the art of fly fishing without breaking the bank! Kelly teaches people to fly fish through her business from a historic train depot in Todd, NC.
Dynamics of Fly Casting with Joan Wulff Series
Joan Wulff is a legendary pioneer amongst women fly fishers. In this series, she teaches the craft of fly casting in a very accessible way. A must-watch for every woman who picks up a fly rod.
Anchored Outdoors is an ever-growing network of fishing, foraging, hunting and homesteading experts who’ve been interviewed and brought together by podcaster and fellow outdoorswoman, April Vokey. This YouTube channel evolved from the Anchored podcast to educate and inspire and focus on conservation and history preservation.
In this beautiful video, produced on The New Fly Fisher YouTube channel, the ladies of the Texas Women’s Fly Fishing club discuss why they love fly fishing and why they decided to start their own club.
The Awkward Angler Podcast – An authentic series talking about fishing, social justice, and storytelling with folks within the outdoor industry. The host, Erica Nelson, is a self-taught angler that is passionate about sharing her learning journey. She is a brown folks fishing ambassador,
Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center
This is an excellent resource. Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center hosts multiple guests to talk about all aspects of fly fishing. Orvis is committed to making fly fishing and the outdoors more inclusive and was the first company to sign the Angling for All (AFA) Pledge created by Brown Folks Fishing.
April Vokey founded Fly Gal Ventures, where she guides fellow anglers to some of Western Canada’s best fly fishing spots. The podcast is interviews people involved with fly fishing across the world.
Hosted by Katie Burgert, who created this site to educate, inspire, entertain, and connect people addicted to catching wild fish on the fly. Whether your backcountry is 10 miles into Wilderness or an isolated patch of the back forty, you will find something to offer everyone.
Check out my guide – “Women and Fly Fishing – 9 Tips & Reasons to Get Started“
Fly Fishing Gear and Clothing
Women Only Brands
Miss Mayfly Women’s Waders and Fishing Gear
Miss Mayfly Waders are designed to fit your body. No questions asked. With 13 different fits, you can be sure that the waders you buy are right for your body.
SaraBella creates smart, beautiful fly fishing rods that perform with excellence + make a positive impact. Woman-owned, Colorado made since 2014. Each one-of-a-kind SaraBella fly rod is made with love and careful attention to detail by the amazing team of Veterans + kick-ass Survivors.
Brands with specialist gear for women
Patagonia Women’s Fly Fishing Clothing & Gear
Simms Women’s Fishing Apparel & Gear
Orvis Waders, Boots & Clothing for Women
Redington Women’s Fishing Gear
(I have a pair of Redington Sonic Pro waders that I love.)
Brown Folks Fishing
This is a community-based organization that is by and for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) anglers. They cultivate community for BIPOC in fishing and its industry. BFF is a space to build together and a movement to expand access. We do our work through storytelling, grassroots organizing, events, and community-building. We seek to reimagine fishing as a gateway to conservation.
Health & Wellbeing
Casting for Recovery
Casting for Recovery is an international organization. Their mission is to enhance the lives of women with breast cancer by connecting them to each other and nature through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.
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My goal is to grow this resource as I discover more items of interest about women who are making a difference in fly fishing.
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