Fly Fishing’s New Face – Women on the Water – NYTimes.com

By 10 o’clock the sun was already high and strong over the Snake River, and the sky stretched big and blue for miles. A band of 12 women clomped along a gravelly stretch of river bank in neoprene waders and hip boots. They carried nine-foot fly rods, holding them upright like spears. Hooked onto their khaki vests were clusters of bugs fashioned from deer and moose hairs and chicken feathers. Mary Joe McCracken, a personnel manager from Santa Barbara, Calif., looked dazed. “I have never held a fly rod before,” she said. “I have no idea what I’m doing.”

Source: Fly Fishing’s New Face – Women on the Water – NYTimes.com

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