Wednesday, 24 April 2019
RiverBum Fly Fishing Gear

Women and Fly Fishing

TRYING TO FOOL A TROUT OR A BASS WELL THAT IMAGE IS MORPHING A BIT

THE FISH ARE THE SAME IT'S THE ANGLERS THAT ARE CHANGING THIS GROUP OF FLY ANGLERS IS DIFFERENT THAN MOST

NO GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB HERE ALL OF THESE ANGLERS ARE WOMEN BETSY BRAMMER /LEARNING TO FLY FISH: I HAD BROTHERS WHO FISHED, BUT I NEVER DID/ I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF IT AS SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS NOT FOR GIRLS JACKIE KUTZER: FLY FISHING INSTRUCTOR: THERE'S REALLY THIS COMMARADARIE READ THAT HAPPENS, AND THE SISTERHOOD ARE BUILT WHEN WOMEN GET TOGETHER AND THEY HAVE OUTINGS AND THEY GET TO RECONNECT WITH NATURE

NATS JACKIE TEACHING JACKIE KUTZER IS A PART OF THAT MOVEMENT THOUGH SHE'S NOW AN INSTRUCTOR, WHOSE FULL TIME JOB IS DESIGNING OUTDOOR CATALOGS AT ORVIS, SHE ONLY TOOK UP FLY FISHING 6 YEARS AGO AFTER JOINING A CLASS SIMILAR TO THIS E TS ESE WOMEN ARE ALL NOC ARNING EVERYTHING FROM HOW TO TP THR

TO HOW TO TIE KNOTS WHICH FLIES TO USE AND, HOW TO CAST

NATURAL SOUND – DEMONSTRATING CASTING ALL EMPLOYEES OF ORVIS, THEY HAD A DAY ON THE WATER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPORT THAT DRIVES THE 300 MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY – WHICH SPLITS ITS OPERATIONS BETWEEN ROANOKE AND MANCHESTER VERMONT JOHN CARLIN/REPORTIN G: THE MOVEMENT TO GET WOMEN INVOLVED AND FLY FISHING SEEMS TO BE WORKING JUST FIVE YEARS AGO IT WAS ONLY 18% OF ALL FLY FISHERS, NOW IT'S 30 EARLIER THIS YEAR ORVIS LAUNCHED A PROGRAM CALLED 50-50 ON THE WATER, MEANING THE COMPANY WANTS TO SEE AS MANY WOMEN FLY FISHING AS MEN JACKIE KUTZER/ORVIS FISHING INSTRUCTOR: IT'S ABSOLUTELY DOABLE

I THINK IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS WE'VE SEEN WOMEN EXPONENTIALLY GROW IN FLY FISHING YOU SEE THEM AT TRADESHOWS YOU SEE THEM ON THE WATER AND I THINK WE JUST REALLY WANT TO HELP THEM LEARN AND GIVE THEM THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT A LITTLE EASIER TO GET INTO THE SPORT NATS KELLY ON STAIRS: KELLY BUCHTA/TROUT UNLIMITED: IT'S BREAKING THAT GET INTO THE SPORT NATS KELLY ON STAIRS: KELLY BUCHTA/TROUT UNLIMITED: IT'S BREAKING THAT PARADIGM OF A MALE DOMINATED OR A GENTLEMAN'S BOYS CLUB TROUT UNLIMITED, THAT NATION'S LARGEST NON- PROFIT PTOTECTING TROUT HABITAT, IS ALSO ON BOARD

BUCHTA: IT'S GUARANTEEING THAT THE MORE PEOPLE WHO FISH AND I LOVE THE OUTDOORS ARE GOING TO BE THERE TO PROTECT THE WATER AND BECOME ADVOCATES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, WHICH SEEMS TO BE UNDER ATTACK ALMOST ON A DAILY BASIS AND THREATENED CATHERINE TICE/LEARNING TO FLY FISH: FISHING IS WAY OUT OF MY REALM OF COMFORT SO ORVIS IS REALLY ENCOURAGING ME TO STEP OUT AND TRY SOMETHING NEW BUMPED TO I PERSONALLY SAW IT AS A MAN'S SPORT

EVEN THOUGH I WORKED AT A FLY SHING COMPAN S JUST RY TIMIDATING CATHERINE TICE CAME AWAY A BELIEVER AFTER CATCHING ONE OF THE FIRST FISH OF THE DAY BUCHTA: AND WHEN SHE CAUGHT A FISH HER EYES LET IT LET UP SHE'S LIKE IT'S REAL IT'S HERE AND IT'S JUST AMAZING TO SEE IT HAPPEN

TICE: OH MY GOSH IT WAS INSANE THE ADRENALINE JUST STARTED RACING THROUGH ME I COULD FEEL IT AT THE OTHER END OF THE FLY AND OF COURSE I THOUGHT I HAD THIS HUGE MONSTER THAT WAS BIGGER THAN ME

WHETHER IT'S GAINING MORE CUSTOMERS, A LARGER VOICE FOR CONSERVATION EFFORTS, OR JUST AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AS MEN HAVE FOR DECADES – IF NOT CENTURIES THERE'S LITTLE DOUBT WE'LL BE SEEING MORE AND MORE WOMEN ON OUR STREAMS AND RIVERS BUCHTA: AND A HIGH-FIVE LATER IN THE FISH BACK TO THE RIVER IT WAS A GOOD DAY TICE: I'M MORE OPEN-MINDED TO IT

MORE PRACTICE BUT I COULD DEFINITELY SEE MYSELF DOING IT AGAIN IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ORVIS' 50-50 ON THE WATER PROGRAM THEY WILL BE SET UP AT GO FEST IN ROANOKE OCTOBER 13-TH THROUGH THE 15-TH

THERE'S ALSO MORE INFORMATION WITH THIS STORY AT WSLS-DOT-COM

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