Our Fly Fishing for Women 2-day workshop is back by popular demand!

Join us at the Idaho Angler for our Fly Fishing for Women 2-Day Workshop June 9-11.

Have you had a taste of fly fishing, and want to know more? Sign up for 2 days of in-depth learning with other interested women, and gain the skills and confidence you are looking for! Learn the fundamentals of fly fishing, taught primarily by women. Meet other women learning to fly fish, and make some great memories while learning all about your new favorite sport!

The workshop starts Thursday from 6-7:30 for a reception, then Friday and Saturday from 9-6.

Space is limited so don't wait!


The Equipment: all about rods, reels, lines, leader, tippet and how it all works

The Gear: waders and boots, clothing, and accessories, i.e., nippers and packs/vests. We cover it all, and show you how to choose the right gear.

The Knots: how to tie the key knots.

Casting: in-class theory on several types of casts, line control and mending, followed by on-the-grass casting with a rod and reel. 

Finding the Fish: how to read the water and figure out where the fish are likely to be, and how to present flies to them.

Bugs & Flies: a look at the entomology of the insects on the river, and the flies that emulate them.

Fly Fishing & Stream Etiquette: best practices will be covered.

Safe Wading: learn how to safely navigate rocks, boulders, and the water.

The Catch: what to do when you get a fish “on”, and how to safely handle and release your catch with Keep Fish Wet best practices.

The final day will end with a fun filled half-day fishing on the Boise River. You will return home with the skills, the knowledge and the confidence to successfully fly fish on your own!

Learn "Keep Fish Wet" techniques for safe handling and release of catches.

Dial in your casting and learn new techniques from our FFI Certified Casting Instructors.

MEET Your instructors

Joy Knickrehm
Founder of our original women’s programs, Joy is no stranger to teaching the nuances of fly fishing. She is among the first Idaho women to be certified by the Federation of Fly Fishers, and is an accomplished fly tyer who has hosted Idaho Angler’s women-only fly tying sessions for the past 25 years. Joy is very passionate about fly fishing and loves to introduce women to the sport.

Julie Meissner
Julie is a fly fishing maven here in the Northwest, and has been guiding in Idaho for decades. Her solid knowledge and laid-back teaching style make her clients at ease while guiding and fishing the Ketchum and Stanley areas. She has traveled to many places to fish, explore, and guide and has come to the realization that there are not enough years in life to fish all the places you dream of fishing, be it on foot, in a boat, or via an airplane.

Stephanie Albano
The owner of Finatical Fly Fishing, Steph is keenly aware of the explosion of growth in women’s fly fishing, and her team specializes in fly fishing excursions just for women. She has traveled and fished in Chile, Alaska, the Bahamas, Mexico, Cuba, the Seychelles, Belize, Christmas Island, Hawaii and throughout the continental United States.

Rick Williams
An Idaho native, Rick is an avid steelhead and saltwater flats angler, and a FFI Certified Master Casting and Two-Hand (Spey) Instructor. He teaches Idaho Angler’s advanced and Spey casting classes and hosts international fishing expeditions to various steelhead and saltwater destinations.

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