A positive attitude goes a long way.
There’s something about fly-fishing trips in remote places; the whole journey there, when you realize that 99% of everyone else on the plane is from that country and are either going home or to work. Being surrounded by Norwegian people, I had absolutely no idea what was being said, but knowing they are seriously kind and generous people, a polite smile and acknowledgment of acceptance in their country was all I needed to feel safe.by ~ Lisa Isles
Fishing with Dad is serious business!
My name is Annarose Yvon and I live in Bradford, which is located in the Highlands region of Maine. My family and I moved to Maine, just before I was two years old, from Connecticut. We moved because my parents wanted our family to live in an area where we could enjoy the outdoors. I live on a small tree farm with my Mom, Dad and my younger sister, Amanda. I am truly blessed because it is the perfect place to live when you are a person who loves the outdoors. I have had the pleasure of fishing and hunting in Maine since I was a toddler. My grandmother was originally from Maine and my Dad spent much of his childhood fishing and hunting with my Great-Uncle Rodney in the great north woods. Uncle Rodney is a Master Maine Guide and he inspired my dad to become a Maine guide.by ~ Annarose Yvon
A real guide speaks up.
Most women you meet in the fly fishing industry are beautiful, petite, badass women who work hard and photograph great ...by ~ Shelly Ehmer
Fishing 2600 miles.
I have come to believe that fly fishing is a peculiar and special sport. Taking a 2600 mile fishing trip cross country only to say goodbye to Josh, my husband, was a bittersweet journey filled with many memories. While fly fishing in Ketchikan, Alaska with Project Healing Towers (a program dedicated to the mental and physical rehabilitation of disabled veterans), Josh received an invitation from one of the guiding businesses there to come back to be a guide for six months. I knew this was too incredible of an opportunity to pass up so I told him to go while I finished up school, since I practically lived at the college or in my art studio. I was smart enough to add one of those things called a catch. He had to wait until my college spring break to leave so I could travel as far as possible with him and fish along the way. I barely had to twist his arm for him to agree ... Alaska here we come.by ~ Jessica Callihan
A kayak made specifically with the fly angler in mind ... YES!
Last year at ICAST I was introduced to the new “fly fishing kayak,” appropriately called the MAYFLY. Now, let me just be completely honest here. I do not kayak. I’ve been in a kayak maybe twice in my life, and we’re not talking a KAYAK…we’re talking those watercrafts that call themselves kayaks that you can purchase at your local Walmart and come with a paddle.
Permit fishing, farm-to-table lodge, world class guide service and beautiful coral reefs, what could be better?
Last November I had the opportunity to head to Punta Gorda, Belize for an Orvis photoshoot. It took me all of a millisecond to say yes; for two reasons. One, what Orvis is doing for women in fly fishing is so far above and beyond that I was happy to put my stamp of approval on association with them and two, it’s Belize. Punta Gorda, Belize is known for its permit flats and ever since I can remember it’s been on my must-do list.
Wrinkles, sun spots and the big C ... protecting yourself never looked so good.
My mom always said “brown fat looks better than white fat.” I lived by that mantra for years. When I was a teenager in the 80’s, putting iodine and baby oil on your skin and then baking in the sun was the “in” thing. I even blistered my whole face one year in Florida on spring break and call that “hillbilly dermabrasion.” While I say this in jest, the effects of the sun are beginning to take their toll. The older I get, the more important it is to me to protect my skin from the elements. Wrinkles and blotchy skin, coupled with a couple of friends who have had to undergo surgery for skin cancer have changed my idea about sunscreens and baby oil.
All coolers are not created equal.
In 1637, Sir William Berkley, the governor of Virginia, was given a patent to keep and store snow in caves and pits to prevent it from melting. Thus, began the long history of the ice chest, the chilly bin, the esky, the cool bin, the cooler.
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