Ladies’ Fly Fishing Retreat

Ladies, always wanted to give fly fishing a shot but didn’t know where to start? Gentlemen, is there a woman in your life—mother, daughter, sister, partner, friend—who you know would love to start fly fishing? Then come join us for two days of fly fish immersion on the Deerfield River!

On May 7 and 8, the Deerfield Fly Shop is hosting its first ever Ladies’ Fly Fishing Retreat. This retreat is aimed at beginner fly fishers, but intermediates who want to brush up or reinforce their skills are welcome as well.

On Friday, May 7, Cynthia Harkness of Fearless Fly Fishing, who has more than ten years experience teaching fly fishing and guiding clients on both fresh and salt water, will cover all the basics of fly fishing. From putting a rod together and rigging it up to selecting a fly and tying it on to casting that bug out there and where to cast it, Cynthia will guide you through the process. She will cover the basic gear and terminology, knots, hands-on casting instruction, fish feeding and behavior, and more over three hours on Friday afternoon/evening.

On Saturday we will reconvene for a half-day float trip down the Deerfield River where our professional guides will get you on the river and help you put into action everything Cynthia went through the day before.

The cost for the Retreat is $300 per person and includes use of all equipment, the Friday seminar with Cynthia Harkness and a half day float on the Deerfield River, guide tip included. In addition, all participants will get 10 percent off anything in the shop and there will be special deals on starter fly fishing equipment packages.

COVID regulations are in flux but we will be following the latest advice from the state and CDC. Be prepared to wear masks and practice social distancing. The venue for the Friday session may be changed to account for the safest practices at the time of the event.