Women in Fly Fishing
At Saltwater Flytyers we believe that women are sorely under-represented in fly fishing. Not because of lack of interest but by lack of access to instruction that take a women’s approach.
About Wanda Taylor
Wanda Taylor’s credentials are impressive. She’s a fly fishing and fly casting instructor with a decade of experience – specializing in working with women’s groups, couples and young people. Her strong communication skills, leadership skills and sense of humor encourages people to exceed their expectations in every aspect of fly fishing.
Wanda was the first woman Orvis Endorsed Guide in the southeast, first woman certified as a Master Certified Casting Instructor by the International Federation of Fly Fishers, awarded the 2005 Southeast International Federation of Fly Fishers Woman of the Year and the 2008 Southeast Council Award of Excellence. Additionally, she is a lifetime member of the Georgia Women Fly Fishers, Co-Founder and Supporter of Casting For Confidence (a retreat sponsored by the Georgia Women Fly Fisher for breast cancer survivors), national ambassador for Casting For Recovery and a retreat volunteer since 2001.
About Day One
This is an entry level to intermediate level class. You will be taught the dynamics of how the fly rod works and how the rod, flyline, and fly interact to create the cast. You will learn how to assemble the equipment, attach the leader to the fly line, and tie on a fly to the leader. There will be casting on grass as well on water. You will learn the basic casts to give you the entrance to the world of fly fishing. No matter what level you come in at you will be pleased with what you learn in this creative course.
About Day Two
On day two, the skills you have learned will be put together on the casting deck or fishing from a kayak. Local guides will be available with skiffs and kayaks.
About Camp Deep Creek
Deep Creek is situated in the heart of the magnificent grass flats of Northeast Florida. The panoramic views from the landing are classic Old Florida cypress and pine hammocks with abundant wildlife including waterfowl – Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, and Roseatte Spoonbills and more. Sitting in one of the rocking chairs at sunset enjoying your favorite beverage, enjoying the view, will take you away to another world.
All of this extensive instruction is punctuated with fine meals, including a catered local cuisine dinner with refreshments and libations. Breaks under the canopy of ancient live oaks in rockers around the fire pit overlooking some of the finest and most beautiful salt marsh in the world.
Accommodations, Access and Local Interest
Saint Augustine is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the New World, it is the second most visited attraction in Florida so if you decide to bring family there is plenty to entertain them. There are many bed and breakfasts and five star accommodations available. The most proximal is the Renaissance Hotel at World Golf World Village, which is less than ten minutes from the Camp.
Saint Augustine offers world class fly in and fly out accommodations as well as suburb private flight facilities proximal to the accommodations and the camp.
$250.00 per angler which includes:
- All instruction.
- Meals including dinner Saturday evening. Low Country Boil and hors d’oeuvres.
NOTE: Boats, kayaks, and guide fees are separate for day two.
For Reservations or additional Information > contact Don Reed (904) 535-6929. “There’s a few spots left and we would love to have you attend,” said Don.