It’s a great time to be a woman in fly fishing. Although fly fishing has traditionally been seen as a gentleman’s domain, women are now the sport’s fastest-growing demographic, according to this New York Times article. Women are coming together to support each other, teach each other, and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors together.

But there are still fewer women than men in fly fishing. With so many male guides and male-run outfitters, it can be hard for women to feel at home in the sport. That’s why fly fishing ladies need to find their tribe in order to feel supported.

Luckily, there is a wealth of groups and resources available for women who fly fish, whether beginner or experienced. Check out the links below to find fishing groups, female guides, and tips. Here’s to your success in the water!


United Women on the Fly Their motto “Make some friends, catch some fish” says it all. This is your starting place for education, resources, mentorship, and most importantly, friends to fish with! Check out their interactive map to find a group near you.


Anchored Outdoors, hosted by renowned fly fisherwoman April Vokey.


DUN Magazine, a fishing magazine for all who love to fish, written exclusively by women


3 Tricks to Help Get Your Fly or Lure Unstuck From a Snag Any fly angler dreads a stuck lure. Luckily, April Vokey has three helpful tips for this common conundrum.

How To Tie A Tube Fly April Vokey takes the frustration and confusion out of tying a tube fly in this slow tutorial with plenty of clear explanations.

Instagram accounts:

April Vokey (@aprilvokey) is the definitive fly fisherwoman. She crushes the sport, hosts a podcast, and aims to empower women. Not to mention, she manages to look great in waders.

Whitney (@wadingwithwhitney) has a feed full of positive messages and great images. We love seeing the great locations she chooses to fly fish!

Maddie Brenneman (@maddiebrenneman) is a Colorado fly Fisherwoman who makes it look easy. Her gorgeous feed also features hiking and camping images, making her our most inspirational outdoorswoman.

DUN Magazine (@dunmagazine) Check out DUN’s page for information and inspiration. See what they mean by “created and edited by women for all anglers.”

Female Fishing Trips:

Female Guided Half or Full Day Float Still learning to fly fish? You’ve found the right place! This float trip will help you build confidence in the water.

Female Guided Half or Full Day Wade Head out to Wyoming for this fly fishing adventure.