Our mission is to ignite women who have a passion for fly fishing and provide adventures to realize their limitless potential.
History of Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures
In 1992, Lori-Ann Murphy co-founded Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures after attending a conference with other industry leading women who enjoyed fly fishing adventure travel. The goal was always to create a world-class fly fishing experience for women to enjoy adventure travel. In the process it also offered a safe place for women to ask questions, develop skills and meet others like them in a male dominated industry.
By 1998, Lori-Ann started the first Women’s Guide School as she recognized other women wanting to enter the industry professionally. We’re proud to say that our graduates have gone on to start their own outfitting businesses, write fly fishing books, and become industry leaders in organizations like Casting for Recovery.
In 2009 Lori-Ann moved to San Pedro Belize and since then has worked as a Saltwater guide, fly fishing director for a local lodge and run Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventure trips on the waters surrounding Ambergris Caye.
In 2015 Orvis awarded Lori-Ann Murphy and Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures with their ‘Breaking Barriers’ award. This industry award is given each year to someone promoting women within the industry each year.
“A trip with Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures is about a world class fly fishing experience. We are here as a resource and for your planning. We love what we do and sharing what we know is our highest honor”. — LA