One of the best ways to get a taste of fly fishing is to begin with the basics – casting a fly line. In the interest of introducing more people to the sport, Jans offers at the Deer Valley Ponds every Monday evening at 5pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. While this isn’t exclusively a fly fishing for women event, there are plenty of ladies who show up to experience casting for the first time or to perfect their technique. Like most sports, effective casting isn’t conquered by sheer strength. Rather, it is a mixture of grace and efficiency that is best taught by someone to whom casting is second nature. Let the fly fishing experts at Jans help you learn the perfect fly presentation.
Many women fly fishers seem to face a similar dilemma. Some may even have their own equipment, yet just don’t know what to do with it. And still others may have always secretly wished for the chance to learn how to fly fish, but don’t know where to start. Well, fear not ladies. This blog was written especially for you. To make fly fishing for women easy, fun and yes, even Zen-like.
Fly fishing for women may seem like an oxymoron. Personally, I had no real interest in the sport until I tried it during a ladies only fly fishing clinic. Much to my surprise, it was relaxing and very Zen-like. So why haven’t I ventured back into a mountain stream to listen to the sound of babbling water while casting serenely for trout? Because I don’t own my own equipment, I don’t have any girlfriends who fish and as a novice angler, I don’t yet have the knowledge or confidence to set out on my own.
Chesapeake Women Anglers is a premier flyfishing club serving the Chesapeake Bay Area, Maryland, northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and south central PA. We are dedicated to promoting fly fishing for women through education activities including clinics, mentoring and fly fishing outings.