Reel Women Flyfishing Adventures & Henry’s Fork Lodge
Ladies on the Mend August 5-8, 2021
Join us on the world renowned Henry’s Fork, for Ladies on the Mend with Lori-Ann Murphy and Patty Reilly -two early leaders in the womens fly-fishing industry. We’ll help both intermediate and advanced ladies review their current skill sets and goals and take them to the next level through the course of our event.
August 5th Starting at 3 PM – We’ll take a dry run at casting. Starting on the lawn, then the river in Harriman State Park reviewing your current casting abilities and talking about basic techniques. Set the stage to take everything from your roll cast to your double haul to the next level. Then we’ll move to a reception and dinner at the lodge and get to know more about you and your specific learning requests.
August 6th – A day of training from two of the industry’s masters. We’ll start with knots; everything from attaching the fly line to your reel, down to the fly, and in between! Then we’ll move into matching the hatch. Basic groups of bugs and how to match your fly selection to what is on the river during the time you are there. In the afternoon we’ll go back to Harriman State Park for additional casting practice on the lawn and in the river. As the afternoon goes on Patty and Lori-Ann will be nearby to assist those wanting to further develop casting techniques or specific questions while on the water.
August 7 & 8 -We’ll be fishing the famous Henry’s Fork with local guides who know the water well. Two ladies per guide boat. We’ll be there in the morning and evening to answer questions, further refine techniques and offer other practice ideas for your specific situation and goals.
What is included:
A day and a half of clinics with Lori-Ann Murphy and Patty Reilly, two days of guided flyfishing and three nights at the beautiful Henry’s Fork Lodge. All meals at the Henry’s Fork lodge. The closest airports are West Yellowstone MT, Idaho Falls, ID, Jackson, WY (2 hours) or Pocatello ID (2 hours). We can help you find a room for the night of the 8th at the lodge or closest to your departure on the 9th. All meals included. Alcohol is available for purchase. Additional days of fishing are also available.
Price: $3,299 Double Occupancy, Single Occupancy $3,849
Lori-Ann has fished all over the world and won many competitions -including ISE’s Best of the West and IWFF. She was part of team ‘Underarmour’ winning the Flyfishing Masters. In 1994, Lori-Ann started Reel Women Fly-fishing Adventures, the first group to offer women’s flyfishing trips all over the world. Ladies fly-fishing schools, casting clinics and the first women’s guide school quickly followed. Later she moved to San Pedro, Belize and further developed her womens programs while guiding and managing a local lodge. Orvis awarded her with the “Breaking Barriers” award in 2015. She then led the El Pescador team to Orvis International Lodge of the Year. Today she operates both Reel Women Flyfishing Adventures and Reel Belize from San Pedro and Montana in the summer. www.reelwomenflyfishing.com
Patty took her first two clients down a stretch of river through Grand Teton National Park called Deadman’s to Moose in 1979. After having spent significant time in South America, she and an associate opened the first commercially guided rafting companies in Argentina -including fly-fishing trips that same year. She has also guided in Alaska, Yellowstone, and the South Fork of the Salmon. Today she runs her company Guided Connections from her home in Wilson, WY; helping her clients with their favorite trips in Chile, Argentina, the Yucatan, British Columbia and of course the Rocky Mountains. www.GuidedConnections.com