Twenty Years of Women Fly Fishing

Guest Bloggbookcover076 20 YEARSer: Mary S. Kuss

I started fishing at age 6 and fly fishing at age 15. That was a long time ago, longer than I care to think about sometimes. My fly fishing mentors were men. So were virtually all of my fishing friends over the years. As much as I’d always enjoyed trips and outings with my male fishing buddies, it gradually occurred to me that it might be nice to have some women fishing pals. I decided to try to make that happen.
I called around to all the fly shops and Trout Unlimited chapters within a reasonable drive of my home outside Philadelphia, and asked if they had any customers, family members or friends who might be interested in a women’s fly fishing club. In January of 1996 we had our organizational meeting in Media, PA. Nine women attended, and we were off and running.

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