Pin It

Women who like fly fishing

In the last eighteen months I have had a steady increase in ladies contacting me for lessons from total beginners, improvers and a couple of ladies even wanting to become instructors.

IMG 3268 2

I don’t know why this has suddenly happened, but I must say all the women I have taught have been a pleasure to work with. They have all given one hundred percent concentration and I very rarely have to slow them down and ask them to ease up on the power like I do with male students.

IMG 0077 1

This may be a generalisation but its my observation that women seem to have a more relaxed manner about them, they don’t force the cast as much as males do. Some of my lady clients have now become very accomplished casters. I have a couple of ladies who have lessons on a regular basis, usually just before a destination fishing trip to brush up. They have recently had a series of lessons with micro skagit and switch rod set ups prior to a very successful trip to Iceland.

IMG 2798

I think their next trip is to Russia later this year. I look forward to seeing them again prior to that trip.

IMG 1401 1

This year I also mentored Marina Gibson through her exam to become a qualified instructor. 

IMG 1235 1

She is one of a few of women who have travelled up from London to have private one to one lessons. That’s commitment.

IMG 0580

Susan Skrupa I feel has the right attitude to become very good. Her thirst to learn is very impressive and she improved immensely on her first lesson.

IMG 0575 1

I look forward to watching her progress on future lessons.

It's fantastic for the sport to have this influx of passionate lady anglers.

IMG 1407 1

It is imperative that any women wanting to take up the sport should get some professional instruction, otherwise, like so many men, you will struggle and probably fall away from this magnificent sport.

For any women interested in fly fishing lessons please use our Find An Instructor tool below to get in touch with your local GAIA instructor who can book you in for lessons and offer advice on equipment etc. Why not give them a call and have a chat about your requirements.  

Enter a city, town, place or postcode into the box below to find nearby GAIA Instructors.

 

You may also be interested in
Furrowing the fly

The beauty above was 17lb and caught furrowing the fly earlier this year.

Sometimes in fishing,

...

Fly fishing for Kingfish

King for a day!  I had made the journey once again to other side of the world, and this time round,

...

Fishing the Blackwater

When I finally convinced my wife to move to the country it was incredibly difficult to keep myself

...

FLY FISHING FOR TROUT

If you are looking for a new hobby or pastime why not take up Trout Fly Fishing?  Join the many fly

...

logo footer 250

The Game Angling Instructors' Association

Get in Touch

GAIA Admin

admin@gameanglinginstructors.co.uk

Newsletter

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
This form collects your name and email so that we can send you our newsletter. Please confirm below that this is OK.
Invalid Input

This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

The site will not function correctly without cookies Learn more

I understand