• Cast to
    Your Dreams

    Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures

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  • Cast to
    Your Dreams

    Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures

    Contact Us
  • Cast to
    Your Dreams

    Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures

    Contact Us
  • Cast to
    Your Dreams

    Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures

    Contact Us

Hello and Welcome

From the beginning the intent of Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures was always to create a welcoming environment for women to grow in fly fishing. We’ve heard many times that our programs have helped women learn the sport as well as develop more confidence in other parts of their lives. From Back to Basics classes to Guide school we can introduce you to the next level. RWFFA can also tailor our timing and programs to your schedule and needs with private clinics or guide trips where you want to be.

We are grateful to have made so many friends over the years. The stories that flow as examples from Guide School and in our weekly newsletters tell all. Once you are ‘hooked’ it could inspire you to change your life too.  If something on our site sparks an interest, “Cast to Your Dreams”. We’ll help you land them!

Lori-Ann Murphy

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Life on the Fly .... By Lori-Ann Murphy
"And the road goes on forever and the party never ends.” The words from Robert Earl Keen's song keeping the connections strong. Visiting Secret Beach the other day, Panga and I felt the sea and sky almost as one. It was quiet without the normal party fare. No booming speakers just a distant fish splash and some new song birds who are returning to the island chirping with discovery. Schools of bonefish passed Panga in the shallow flats as she searched for crabs - a favorite pastime for her. We don’t have bird hunting on the island so she is forced to find other lines of work. A Caribbean Setter in certain seasons - adapting to new hunts. We missed our Montana season and look forward to next year when we can play in the rivers and bird hunt in the field. Meanwhile, life in the tropics is pretty nice. For all of us, a new season is upon us as summertime comes to a close. And what a season.

I’m happy to report that our Yellowstone Couples Trip is now a new wonderful memory for our fishing friends. Spectacular weather, cooporative fish and a full house compliment to Biz, our Chef, putting out amazing food. Looking at their pictures had me wanting to cut into a thick red steak real bad. A big shout out to Chloe - the trips fishing director, and our fabulous guide friends. And thank you to the group for being adventurous anglers and sharing your beautiful selves with new friends. It takes great communication especially in these times of new standards for safety, new ways of guiding and hosting trips - to make it happen.

I look forward to flexing some flyrods over fish in the very near future. Quarantine restrictions have been lifted in San Pedro and now we are allowed to fish. I can’t tell you how many beautiful fish I have seen - and only to observe, get’s old. I’m so excited to greet Mr. Permit and hopefully Ms.Tarpon tomorrow! I look forward to letting my whole body and soul connect to my fish hunt. I’m not sure what will come to hand, but I know I’ll have seen something that keeps me coming back to the party. Grateful. L-A
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Life on the Fly .... By Lori-Ann Murphy
And the road goes on forever and the party never ends.” The words from Robert Earl Keens song keeping the connections strong. Visiting Secret Beach the other day, Panga and I felt the sea and sky almost as one. It was quiet without the normal party fare. No booming speakers just a distant fish splash and some new song birds who are returning to the island chirping with discovery. Schools of bonefish passed Panga in the shallow flats as she searched for crabs - a favorite pastime for her.  We don’t have bird hunting on the island so she is forced to find other lines of work. A Caribbean Setter in certain seasons - adapting to new hunts. We missed our Montana season and look forward to next year when we can play in the rivers and bird hunt in the field. Meanwhile, life in the tropics is pretty nice. For all of us, a new season is upon us as summertime comes to a close. And what a season. 
 
I’m happy to report that our Yellowstone Couples Trip is now a new wonderful memory for our fishing friends. Spectacular weather, cooporative fish and a full house compliment to Biz, our Chef, putting out amazing food. Looking at their pictures had me wanting to cut into a thick red steak real bad. A big shout out to Chloe - the trips fishing director, and our fabulous guide friends. And thank you to the group for being adventurous anglers and sharing your beautiful selves with new friends. It takes great communication especially in these times of new standards for safety,  new ways of guiding and hosting trips - to make it happen. 
 
I look forward to flexing some flyrods over fish in the very near future. Quarantine restrictions have been lifted in San Pedro and now we are allowed to fish. I can’t tell you how many beautiful fish I have seen - and only to observe, get’s old. I’m so excited to greet Mr. Permit and hopefully Ms.Tarpon tomorrow! I look forward to letting my whole body and soul connect to my fish hunt. I’m not sure what will come to hand, but I know I’ll have seen something that keeps me coming back to the party. Grateful. L-A

Casting Tips.... by Lori-Ann Murphy
The only way to become a proficient caster is to practice. We all make mistakes but the important thing is how to correct them. Here are some additional Cause/Correction scenarios to help:

Snapping Off the Fly:
Cause- Snapping off flies and popping the line on the back cast are caused either by starting the forward cast too soon before the back cast has time to straighten, or else by failure to use sufficient force in the back cast. In this case, it would never straighten, no matter low long you waited.
Correction- Watch the back cast and start the forward cast when line and leader are out straight behind. Use sufficient force in making the back cast so they will straighten.

Slapping Water:
Cause- Splashing the line, leader and fly down on the water sometimes hard enough to sink a dry fly, is caused by aiming the forward cast too low.
Correction - Tilt the arc of power application backward a little so the forward cast straightens out two or three feet above the water, then settles gently. In other words aim your forward cast higher.

Line Won't Go Out
Cause- When the line won't go out and straighten, even 30 feet of it, both of two casting faults committed by all beginners are nearly always to blame. First, waving the rod through a great wide arc instead of pushing it briskly through a narrow arc. Second, permitting line to slip through the guides during the application of power.
Correction - Have somebody watch to make sure you keep the rod traveling in a small arc - push the entire rod ahead with arm movement to lengthen your power application if necessary, but keep the arc small. Accelerate rod rapidly -make it bend- and tip it ahead last. Make sure you stop power application on the backcast (upcast), then let rod drift back to straighten cast.
Never let line slip out through the guides while applying power. Instead pull in a foot or so on both the back and forward casts. Release line only when you stop the rod -either on your backcast or forward cast.

Ugly Cast
Cause - You probably picked up more line than you can control.
Correction - Pull in the line until there is about 30 feet out of the tip top, or where the head of the fly line begins (the thick part of the fly line). Remember it is better to pull in the amount of line you can control and shoot line, rather than pick up more than you can control and having your cast fall apart.

When you are learning advanced technicques...... always go back to the basic cast. Smooth it out, breathe and smile!
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Casting Tips.... by Lori-Ann Murphy
The only way to become a proficient caster is to practice. We all make mistakes but the important thing is how to correct them. Here are some additional Cause/Correction scenarios to help:

Snapping Off the Fly:
Cause- Snapping off flies and popping the line on the back cast are caused either by starting the forward cast too soon before the back cast has time to straighten, or else by failure to use sufficient force in the back cast. In this case, it would never straighten, no matter low long you waited. 
Correction- Watch the back cast and start the forward cast when line and leader are out straight behind. Use sufficient force in making the back cast so they will straighten. 

Slapping Water:
Cause- Splashing the line, leader and fly down on the water sometimes hard enough to sink a dry fly, is caused by aiming the forward cast too low.  
Correction - Tilt the arc of power application backward a little so the forward cast straightens out two or three feet above the water, then settles gently. In other words aim your forward cast higher. 

Line Wont Go Out 
Cause- When the line wont go out and straighten, even 30 feet of it, both of two casting faults committed by all beginners are nearly always to blame. First, waving the rod through a great wide arc instead of pushing it briskly through a narrow arc. Second, permitting line to slip through the guides during the application of power.   
Correction - Have somebody watch to make sure you keep the rod traveling in a small arc - push the entire rod ahead with arm movement to lengthen your power application if necessary, but keep the arc small. Accelerate rod rapidly -make it bend- and tip it ahead last. Make sure you stop power application on the backcast (upcast), then let rod drift back to straighten cast. 
Never let line slip out through the guides while applying power. Instead pull in a foot or so on both the back and forward casts. Release line only when you stop the rod -either on your backcast or forward cast.

Ugly Cast
Cause - You probably picked up more line than you can control. 
Correction - Pull in the line until there is about 30 feet out of the tip top, or where the head of the fly line begins (the thick part of the fly line). Remember it is better to pull in the amount of line you can control and shoot line, rather than pick up more than you can control and having your cast fall apart.  

When you are learning advanced technicques...... always go back to the basic cast. Smooth it out, breathe and smile!

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Womens Yellowstone River Trip
September 18-22, 2021
Fall in Montana is spectacular and we’ll be back in 2021. Come join us at the beautiful Short Hill Lodge and have prime hopper season to chase those big brown trout! There are many stretches of the Yellowstone near our lodging that are on the bucket list and a very short distance. Four nights and three days guided fishing on the amazing Yellowstone River in Big Sky Country. Take in the wildlife, fresh air, good friends and Montana Living! Two spots left for next year! Single Occupancy $2,995
reelwomenflyfishing.com/womens-yellowstone-river-trip/
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Life on the Fly .... By Lori-Ann Murphy
"And the road goes on forever and the party never ends.” The words from Robert Earl Keen's song keeping the connections strong. Visiting Secret Beach the other day, Panga and I felt the sea and sky almost as one. It was quiet without the normal party fare. No booming speakers just a distant fish splash and some new song birds who are returning to the island chirping with discovery. Schools of bonefish passed Panga in the shallow flats as she searched for crabs - a favorite pastime for her. We don’t have bird hunting on the island so she is forced to find other lines of work. A Caribbean Setter in certain seasons - adapting to new hunts. We missed our Montana season and look forward to next year when we can play in the rivers and bird hunt in the field. Meanwhile, life in the tropics is pretty nice. For all of us, a new season is upon us as summertime comes to a close. And what a season.

I’m happy to report that our Yellowstone Couples Trip is now a new wonderful memory for our fishing friends. Spectacular weather, cooporative fish and a full house compliment to Biz, our Chef, putting out amazing food. Looking at their pictures had me wanting to cut into a thick red steak real bad. A big shout out to Chloe - the trips fishing director, and our fabulous guide friends. And thank you to the group for being adventurous anglers and sharing your beautiful selves with new friends. It takes great communication especially in these times of new standards for safety, new ways of guiding and hosting trips - to make it happen.

I look forward to flexing some flyrods over fish in the very near future. Quarantine restrictions have been lifted in San Pedro and now we are allowed to fish. I can’t tell you how many beautiful fish I have seen - and only to observe, get’s old. I’m so excited to greet Mr. Permit and hopefully Ms.Tarpon tomorrow! I look forward to letting my whole body and soul connect to my fish hunt. I’m not sure what will come to hand, but I know I’ll have seen something that keeps me coming back to the party. Grateful. L-A. reelwomenflyfishing #flyfishing #womenwhoflyfish #flyfishingwomen #girlswhofish #guideschool
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Fun bonefishing on my walk with P this morning. Neighbor came out to take my pic! Happy Sunday. #reelwomenflyfishing#reelbelize #sanpedrowaters ...

Fun bonefishing on our walk this morning. My neighbor came out to take my pic. Boney love. Happy Sunday! #reelwomenflyfishing#reelbelize#sanpedro#flyfishbelize ...

Casting Tips.... by Lori-Ann Murphy
The only way to become a proficient caster is to practice. We all make mistakes but the important thing is how to correct them. Here are some additional Cause/Correction scenarios to help:

Snapping Off the Fly:
Cause- Snapping off flies and popping the line on the back cast are caused either by starting the forward cast too soon before the back cast has time to straighten, or else by failure to use sufficient force in the back cast. In this case, it would never straighten, no matter low long you waited.
Correction- Watch the back cast and start the forward cast when line and leader are out straight behind. Use sufficient force in making the back cast so they will straighten.

Line Won't Go Out
Cause- When the line won't go out and straighten, even 30 feet of it, both of two casting faults committed by all beginners are nearly always to blame. First, waving the rod through a great wide arc instead of pushing it briskly through a narrow arc. Second, permitting line to slip through the guides during the application of power.
Correction - Have somebody watch to make sure you keep the rod traveling in a small arc - push the entire rod ahead with arm movement to lengthen your power application if necessary, but keep the arc small. Accelerate rod rapidly -make it bend- and tip it ahead last. Make sure you stop power application on the backcast (upcast), then let rod drift back to straighten cast.
Never let line slip out through the guides while applying power. Instead pull in a foot or so on both the back and forward casts. Release line only when you stop the rod -either on your backcast or forward cast. We posted a few more of these on our Facebook page and in our news letter.... check it out at wee.reelwomenflyfishing.com.
#reelwomenflyfishing #flyfishing #girlswhofish #guideschool #montana #montanaliving #yellowstoneriver
#montana #montanaliving #turnkeypropertmanagement
#saltlife #jacksonholewyoming #flyfishing #yellowstoneriver #belize #reelbelize #saltwaterflyfishing #flyfishingtheworld #flatsfishing #americanmuseumofflyfishing #belizeflyfishing #brooktrout #browntrout
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Womens Yellowstone River Trip
September 18-22, 2021
Fall in Montana is spectacular and we’ll be back in 2021. Come join us at the beautiful Short Hill Lodge and have prime hopper season to chase those big brown trout! There are many stretches of the Yellowstone near our lodging that are on the bucket list and a very short distance. Four nights and three days guided fishing on the amazing Yellowstone River in Big Sky Country. Take in the wildlife, fresh air, good friends and Montana Living! Two spots left for next year! Single Occupancy $2,995
https://reelwomenflyfishing.com/womens-yellowstone-river-trip/. Photo credit: Chloe Nostrant, one of our Back.to Basics (Ennis) instructors! #reelwomenflyfishing #flyfishing #womenwhoflyfish #flyfishingwomen #girlswhofish #guideschool #montana #montanaliving #yellowstoneriver
#montana #montanaliving
#saltlife #jacksonholewyoming #flyfishing #yellowstoneriver #belize #reelbelize #saltwaterflyfishing #flyfishingtheworld #flatsfishing #americanmuseumofflyfishing #belizeflyfishing #brooktrout #browntrout
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We are loving fall fishing in the west!! Www.reelwomenflyfishing.com #reelwomenflyfishing #flyfishing #womenwhoflyfish #flyfishingwomen #girlswhofish #guideschool #montana #montanaliving #yellowstoneriver
#montana #montanaliving #turnkeypropertmanagement
#saltlife #jacksonholewyoming #flyfishing #yellowstoneriver #belize #reelbelize #saltwaterflyfishing #flyfishingtheworld #flatsfishing #americanmuseumofflyfishing #belizeflyfishing #brooktrout #browntrout
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The Belize airport reopens October 1 and our Permit Quest dates are almost full! Check out all of the winter saltwater options and hold your spot! Www.reelwomenflyfishingadventures.com #reelwomenflyfishing #flyfishing #womenwhoflyfish #flyfishingwomen #girlswhofish #guideschool #yellowstoneriver
#saltlife #jacksonholewyoming #flyfishing #yellowstoneriver #belize #reelbelize #saltwaterflyfishing #flyfishingtheworld #flatsfishing #americanmuseumofflyfishing #belizeflyfishing #brooktrout #browntrout
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