Did you know that women are the fastest growing demographic in the world of fly fishing?

From the New York Times on December 10,2017, from an article by John Clarke:

Industry leaders say women are the only growing demographic in the sport, which is why they are so crucial to cultivate. Women make up about 31 percent of the 6.5 million Americans who fly-fish, according to the most recent study by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation. In 2016, more than two million women participated in the sport, an increase of about 142,000 from the previous year.

Read more here.

We are planning programs for this year’s Catskills Trout Tales that will be particularly of interest to women – we’d love to see women fly fishers lining our streams and exploring our mountains. Check back for more information as our calendar develops!

Photo from NYT Article, © Becca Skinner, via Orvis.