|We are gathering an incredible group of female instructors for the Women’s Program this year, September 26 and 27, in West Yellowstone Montana. This will be our third visit to the Bar-N-Ranch, a perfect setting for the class. Our women instructors are professional guides, fly tiers, writers, and certified casting instructors – fantastic! The program is one and a half days to allow attendees to take a follow-up class Friday afternoon, if they wish. Please see the workshop guide for possible classes that would round out your experience. Afternoon classes usually run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Women’s Program will be geared to both beginners (those that have never held a fly rod) and the seasoned angler. We will cover a wide range of topics: rigging, knot tying, aquatic insects (live samples) and casting. Thursday afternoon we will fish the pond, and Friday will include lawn casting and fishing the South Fork of the Madison River. With each topic and on-water fishing, we will break into groups according to skill level so everyone is attended to. The Bar-N-Ranch will be a great place for all of us to gather and enjoy each other’s company under the famous Big Sky of Montana! Hurry and sign-up, as this class will fill quickly.
See you in Montana!
The Women’s Program is $150 per person and will only take up to 16 women, nearly a 2-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio. The scheduled days and times are Thursday, September 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, September 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. On the first day check in prior to class at the Holiday Inn Fair registration desk at 8 a.m. and then head off to the Bar-N-Ranch. You will be instructed where to meet on day two. Beverages are included for both days and lunch will be included for the first day. A Montana fishing license is required if you are going to fish the river on day two. Sign up for the Women's program begins when advance registration opens July 1st, at 9am MDT.
Be Prepared: 4-6 weight rod/reel, 9-foot 4X leader, a few flies (ask the local shops), shoes for fishing the river, sunglasses, hat for sun protection, water, sun- screen, clothes for all kinds of weather, especially the wet and cold, and a fishing license if you are going to fish the second day. If you need assistance with what to bring, contact Alice Owsley, the women's program leader via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Bar-N-Ranch, 890 Buttermilk Rd., West Yellowstone, Montana, 406-646-0300, www.bar-n-ranch.com, contact person is Jonna Ledyard. Rooms and cabins are available at the Bar-N-Ranch also.
The class will be able to utilize a dining room for indoor class time, lawn for casting, Danger Pond and the South Fork of the Madison River.
Registration will be available beginning July 1st at 9am MDT.