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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:25 am

Who are the great fly fishing women? Historically there have been a few. One of our earliest fishing reference books was written by a woman. I'd love to learn more.

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Post by Bernd Ziesche » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:38 am

What makes someone (man or woman) being one of our a great fly fisherman? :)
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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:14 am

Well first off, they have to look good in boots, Bernd. This is the most important thing. Boots and nothing else.

The women on the other hand need to catch a lot of fish and be famous for their fishing exploits. As well as looking good in boots.

Juliana Berners for example, wrote one of the most famous fishing books of all time and had a boot fetish. So we can include her.

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Post by petevicar » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:11 am

Is this what you are talking about Paul.
The fly rod seems to be a little limp though.
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Post by Graeme H » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:50 pm

I think my shooting head just turned my fly over nicely. Presentation was not subtle though.

But I'm guessing this is not what Paul was after.

I don't know enough about the history of fly fishing. Does Joan Wullf count in this conversation or not? She's the only one I know of who has made some significant contribution, but I'm sure there must be others.

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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:24 pm

I would think so. Having books to your name is certainly going to help.

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Post by Ivica » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:44 pm

Paul Arden wrote:Who are the great fly fishing women?
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Post by Flyfishfairwx » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:22 am

LadyStrange, Tiana, she can cast great, fish absolutly great, has more fly rods (30+) than I do, many more reels.

She looks hot in Boots and yes nothing else, also she knows places we can Fly fish naked and we have!

She is Pro staff for Amundson Fishing, Very respected in the Hook and Hackle Club here in Calgary.

And she can tie some damn fine flys

I also should mention she can cook to put your Italian mother to shame, fix a flat, fight, and she drinks good scotch and smokes good cigars..

so yea Paul, we got great, damn great women in fly fishing and they are alive today...


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Post by petevicar » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:44 am

Good heavens.
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Post by Paul Arden » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:52 pm

Of course. I was really thinking about women who have lived and gone but left an influence on flyfishing. I think we can safely say that Joan will leave her mark. Skues and Halford would be male examples of this. Even though by all accounts Haford may not have been the greatest angler! I imagine there must have been quite a few Victorian women into field sports, although probably Salmon anglers. And last century of course had Georgina Ballantine.

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