I have just returned from the International Women’s Fly Fishing Festival (IWFF) in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. This is always a blast. I had the opportunity to “catch-up” with women I have met at previous IWFF event and a chance to meet new women anglers. Can’t ask for anything more than that.

I arrived a day early to fish the local waters. I fished Big Springs – and loved the opportunity to sight fish and watch the fish refuse my fly. And then watched myself miss setting the hook. Always humbling to see the fish outsmart you. None the less – very fun and enlightening.

The remainder of the event, I had the pleasure of teaching multiple fly casting classes. As a teacher, I was intrigued with the casting skills of the anglers and their motivation to take their casting to the next level. Each class was full to the brim and in most cases spilling over the brim. My last class was an overview of what it takes to get your Casting Instruction Certification from the FFF. There were ten women interested in their CI, that just jazzed me up so much. I hope the information I gave makes their quest for the CI successful.

Going beyond the basics in their cast

Going beyond the basics in their cast

A chance to give some specialized pointers

A chance to give some specialized pointers

Motivated anglers learning how to get their Casting Certification

Motivated anglers learning how to get their Casting Certification

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