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KonchuDecember 12th, 2017, 5:51 am
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I thought this article might be of interest.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/10/sports/fly-fishing-women.html
RogueratDecember 12th, 2017, 6:23 am
Posts: 392
This is an interesting, and enlightening, article. Thanks for bringing it to attention!

I was not aware of the 31% segment of fly fishers being female, or how quickly this is increasing.

My backpacking daughter has brought up some of the points noted in this article such as safety and being dismissed as 'just a girl who wants to hike' behaviors from shops.

I've mentioned in previous posts that 3 of my 4 daughters fish with me whenever possible...and they can cast, mend, read water, and match the hatch with growing confidence. I consider them fly fishers first, not females who happen to fly fish.

Roguerat

'Less is more...'

Ludwig Mies Vande Rohe
Jmd123December 12th, 2017, 3:15 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2140
I've taught two women to fly-fish myself: my ex-wife (bought her an outfit for Christmas one year) and, well, the woman I left her for...no, you're not going to hear the rest of that story! After I got him into it, my buddy Zach at first found his wife uninterested, then one day he was just nailing them and his wife was like, "Now what exactly are you doing here?" Now she has her own set-up...My buddy Todd is always sending me pictures of his beautiful daughter holding large salmonids up for the camera. I've thought about getting my daughter a Tenkara rod since she is such a "Japanophile" (she didn't care about anything in Cabelas' gun room until I said, "Hey, here's a Japanese Arisaka from World War Two." "Really? Let me see!").

"...just a girl who wants to hike..." WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT?? She can get herself some 4-pieces. Screw those with the chauvinistic attitude! Girls/women can do anything the guys/men can do, sometimes better. I mean, heaven forbid a woman outfishes one of these guys, his fragile male ego might develop hairline cracks or something. REAL MEN are NOT intimidated by a woman who knows how to work a fly rod, they DATE THEM! Still looking for one up here in Oscoda though...

Jonathon

P.S. As I always say, if a girl outishes me, then there'll no argument the next time I want to go fishing!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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