WITU Talking Trout Series - The History of Women in Fly Fishing

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 - 8:00pm to Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 - 9:30pm

WITU's Talking Trout Series continues!

Guest: Jen Ripple, Editor-in-Chief of Dun Magazine

Topic: The History of Women in Fly Fishing

Host: Clay Parmley / Mike Kuhr


Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month with our good friend, Jen Ripple!

We'll learn about the many contributions women have made (and are still making) to the sport of Fly Fishing. It's a fascinating story that's still being written - you won't want to miss this.


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Photo by Jessica Haydahl.


About the Presentation:

The History of Women in Fly Fishing: The Only Story You Won’t Hear in Your Local Fly Shop


Women are new to fly fishing. Of course they are. They couldn’t have possibly been involved in the sport for longer than the last 50 years…or could they? Would it interest you to know that fly fishing is what it is today because of the women who laid the foundation? Both men and women alike will learn something new about the history fo the sport they love in this presentation which combines a history lesson with a lively presentation.
About Jen Ripple:
Jen is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the international flyfishing lifestyle magazine, DUN Magazine. In addition to her work at DUN, she writes the Fly Fishing Women’s Buyer’s Guide for Outside Magazine and the Women’s Best Of column for Gray’s Sporting Journal.  She is a member of the Executive Board of Directors for Fly Fishers International, member of the Board of Directors for the Harpeth River Conservancy, member of the Advisory Committee for the TU Service Partnership and a former member of the Board of Directors for the American Fly Fishing Trade Association. She has been named Southern of the Year by Southern Living Magazine and has been named one of the top women changing the sport of fly fishing. Jen is a professional angler and conference speaker, who spends her time empowering anglers by teaching fly tying and fly casting clinics, speaking nationwide, and devoting her time to conservation efforts through nonprofits.  A sounding board for women in this currently male-dominated sport, Jen has created a home base for women worldwide to connect and engage in the art of fly fishing.