Trout Unlimited Women Event’s

Tangled Up – Women on the Fly – October 21st and 22nd

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Event Location: Kalispel Golf & Country Club, 2010 W. Waikiki Road, Spokane WA 99218
Host: Trout Unlimited, Inland NW Land Conservancy, Kalispel Tribe and Spokane Women on the Fly
Instructor: Heather Hodson – Trout Unlimited Women’s Initiative Council Chair for Washington State
DATE: Friday, October 21, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and October 22nd 8:30-5pm.
Cost: Friday Salmon Dinner $75.00pp, Saturday Fly Fishing 101 Class $30pp, Friday (21) + Saturday(22) l 100.00 pp
Equipment:Rod/Reels are available for those who do not have equipment.  Please let us know ahead of time.

Enjoy this unique, one-of-a-kind women’s fly fishing instructional weekend where you will learn the basics of fly fishing, or you can polish up your casting skills. This event has the option of à la carte salmon dinner exploration to make your experience all that you want it to be.

Opening with a sit down dinner on Friday, at the Kalispel Golf and Country Club, this is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a dinner prepared by award winning Chef Bob Rogers and Ty Schwenk. Chef Rogers and Schwenk will offer a cross comparison dinner showcasing farm raised and wild caught salmon, with a demonstration and health facts comparing the two types of salmon.
Doors open at 6:30, dinner begins at 7:00 p.m., seating is limited.

On Saturday, the fly fishing class will be led by Spokane’s own Heather Hodson. Hodson founded Spokane Women on the Fly in 2014 and the organization has grown to over 60 women strong! This class will be held at Kalispel Golf and Country Club beginning promptly at 9 a.m. Casting instruction will be held on the fall greens and golf cart shuttles will guide you to the tenth hole, where the art will be taught. Lunch, prepared by award winning Chef Ty Schwenk, will feature northwest local cuisine, and will be served in the newly remodeled clubhouse. Following lunch, topics on gear selection, knots, entomology, rigging, how to read water, fly fishing etiquette and proper fish handling will be covered.
Check in begins at 8:30, class begins at 9:00 a.m. spots are limited.

To wrap up this exceptional experience, SIMMS will be present at the end of class to showcase all their women’s fly fishing gear. A no-host happy hour will allow time to untangle yourself from all the fly fishing knowledge and build relationships with your fellow gal pals.

Saturday 10/22/16 Fly Fishing 101 Event Agenda (subject to change)

  • Registration – 8:30am – 9am
  • Shuttle to Hole 10 – 9:15-9:45
  • 9:45 – 11am – Fly Casting
  • Shuttle back to Club House 11-11:15am
  • Lunch 11:30 – 12:3opm
  • Inland NW Land Conservancy Video 11:45-11:55am
  • Dean Osterman to present on KNRD Natural Resources 11:55am – 12:15pm
  • Heather to present on gear selection, knots, entomology, rigging, how to read water, fishing etiquette and proper fish handling 1pm – 4pm
  • Simms Trunk Show with No-Host Happy Hour in the 1898 by the Fireplace – 4-5:30pm

Your registration fee includes coffee and lunch.  Please bring a reusable water bottle to refill.  Casting will be outside, so please dress accordingly to the weather.

Please contact spokanewomenonthefly@gmail.com with any questions.