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Here are the details of programs geared toward women and those identifying as women:

  • Let’s Connect! on Monday, March 20 at 7 PM is a virtual Zoom social hour hosted by the New York Council of Trout Unlimited.   Dee Brown and others will share favorite spots by region and discuss the DEC’s interactive Trout Stream fishing map.   Register here or on Council’s Event page and tell all your friends who may be interested.   This is a great way to find other anglers nearby!   Click this link to contact Dee for more information.
  • Join Council’s VP of Region 8, Lisa Green, in person Monday, April 3 at 6:30 PM for her talk “A Peek in My Fly Box: Confidence Flies” at the American Legion Hall in Corning, New York.   Register here.   

    Anglers face this quandary -- knowing fish are present but being confounded by what they’ll eat.  Lisa will focus on her confidence patterns – the flies that have consistently helped her catch fish and that she reaches for whenever she is stumped.   She will talk about the materials used to tie each fly, the streams where she has caught fish, and her techniques for presenting the flies.   Lisa discovered fly fishing about 15 years ago.   She is obsessed with dry fly fishing, Spey casting, swinging wet flies, and helping beginners learn.   For the last seven years, she has been involved as a flyfishing instructor with the Upstate New York Casting for Recovery Retreat for women who have survived breast cancer. 

    ​​​​​​​If you can’t come in person, you’re welcome to join on Zoom


    Meeting ID: 836 0984 5873

    Passcode: 597713


  • The Chenango Valley Chapter offers a fabulous Women Free Seminar Flyfishing Day on Sunday, May 21, at the South Otselic Fish Hatchery.    It’s all a part of the 14th Annual South Otselic Fishing and Heritage Day!   There will be an introduction to the sport for beginners and intermediate/advanced instruction.   Did you know the hatchery now raises native heritage brook trout but originally was dedicated in 1930 to raising bass?  Register here or on Council’s Event page and tell all your friends who may be interested.

In the planning stage (Check back frequently on the Council’s Event page)

  • Women’s One Day Introduction to Fly Fishing at Powder Mills Park on Saturday, April 15, will include a half day of classroom instruction, followed by streamside learning and fishing.   Vicky Lane and Pam Walker from Fly Fishers International have been invited to join.


  • Dee Brown’s presentation to the Canandaigua Lake Chapter on Monday, April 10, at 6:30 at Canandaigua American Legion.