Fly fishing workshop offered through Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

Women who have always wanted to try fly fishing have the opportunity June 6-7 as part of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. 

The Fly Fishing Workshop will be held at the Rose Farm on the Waupaca River and is geared toward those with little or no experience. A fishing license is not needed during Wisconsin’s “free fishing” weekend. 

The workshop begins on Friday evening with an introductory session that includes desserts and beverages. The Saturday session includes basic instruction, on-stream fishing, lunch, dinner and guided evening fishing. 

The $199 fee includes hands-on lessons in equipment, knot tying, casting and fishing. With one instructor for every two participants, individualized coaching is available for the graceful art of casting, landing and properly releasing fish. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time on the water,” said Peggy Farrell, International BOW director. “The BOW program has patient, knowledgeable instructors. Women ranging in age from 18 to 80-plus have attended our programs and enjoyed the camaraderie of spending time with others who appreciate nature.” 

For more information, call 715-346-4681 or visit 

BOW is an equal opportunity program, based at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources and supported by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. It began in Wisconsin in 1991 and is now held in more than 40 states and six Canadian provinces.

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