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Women Only Fly Fishing

Date and Time

Friday, June 5, 2020 5:00PM - Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:00PM

Location

Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins,
Maine, Inland,
ME

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)

Overview

Taught by women for women, this program is for the beginner fly fishing angler or a refresher course for anyone looking to reconnect with the art of fly fishing. Programming will begin after dinner Friday evening with a Program on AMC Brook Trout Conservation. On Saturday morning after breakfast, participants will be given hands on lessons aimed at handling a fly rod, proper casting techniques and what to do when you get a bite. There will also be workshops on fly rods, reels, line, flies, knots and basic skills needed to become a proficient fisherwoman. After lunch, participants will be split into groups with half heading to the river and the other half headed to First Little Lyford Pond. Here individuals will receive on the water instruction on casting technique and reading trout waters. This will give fisherwomen a better understanding of fish habits and where to find them. Halfway through the day the groups will switch fishing grounds so that they have equal time learning on the river and on the pond. Throughout the weekend participants will be given individual attention with guides around all day to give instruction, help understand flies, fly selection, and help the anglers correct their casting technique. Saturday evening after supper there will be an evening program on native and wild brook trout and what the AMC is doing to preserve their fragile habitat. (Note that fishing will be conducted out of a canoe and wading in the river.) The guests are lodged in the bunkhouse or private rustic cabins with capacities ranging from two to twelve people. All cabins contain wood stoves, gas lights and beds. Bedding and towels are not provided at Little Lyford. Hearty breakfasts and dinners are served family style each morning and evening in the lodge dining room. Each morning lodge staff prepares trail lunches for each participant that are available after breakfast. Travel times and guided activities will vary depending on abilities and weather. Sample Itinerary: Friday, Day One 2:00- 4:00 pm Check into Lodge 5:00 pm Meet Group, go over schedule 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm AMC Trout Conservation Program Saturday, Day Two 8:00 am Breakfast - Pick up Lunch 9:00 am Casting and fly tying instruction 11:30 pm Knots 12:00 pm Lunch 1:00- 4:00 pm River and Pond Fishing 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Fly Tying Sunday, Day Three 6:00 am Fishing 8:00 am Breakfast- Pick up Lunch 9:00 am Casting Competition 10 am- 12 pm Fish river or pond 12:00 pm Goodbyes

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $309 member / $345 non-member
Youth: $309 member / $345 non-member
*Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights; All Meals from Dinner Friday through Lunch on Sunday; Hot Shower and Sauna; A Custom Box of Flies; Free Use of Fly Rods and Reels; Free Use of Canoes, Kayaks, Paddles, and PFD; Leadership by AMC Guides and Registered Maine Guides

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Activities

Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Canoeing
Specialty Skills
Fly Fishing

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Full

Nearby AMC Destination

Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact



(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


Contact


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.