Fly Fishing Education Opportunities

Learn to Fly Fish

United Women on the Fly is dedicated to providing top notch education.  From classroom, online courses, indoor and outdoor fly casting classes to on-the-water private lessons.  See below a list of the current education opportunities.  Email [email protected] for more information or if you’d like to schedule a private lesson.

UWOTF Fly Fishing Classes

Instructor – Heather Hodson

Due to Covid 19 all in-person education classes have been cancelled until further notice.

UWOTF Casting Classes

Instructor – Heather Hodson

Due to Covid 19 all in-person education classes have been cancelled until further notice.

It’s recommended to take both the Intro to Fly Fishing Class and Fly Casting 101 in the same day.

UWOTF Educational Hosted Fishing Trips

Instructor – Heather Hodson

Hackle and Hops – FREE

Due to Covid 19 all in-person education classes have been cancelled until further notice.


Private Lessons with Heather Hodson (founder of UWOTF)

Would you like one on one instruction on or off the water?  Perhaps taking a class with others is intimidating?  Maybe you’d like to advance your skills after taking the Fly Fishing Level One or Level Two Class?  Or, you’ve been fly fishing a bit and want more instruction?

Heather Hodson will customize a private lesson to your specific needs.  You tell her what you’re looking for and she’ll help make you more comfortable on the water.

  • Customized Private Lesson Options 
    • Casting
    • Entomology
    • Fishing Different Types of Water
    • Gear Set-Up
    • How to Fish Dries, Nymphs or Streamers
    • How to Read the Water
    • Putting it all together on the Water
    • Rigging (Dry, Dry-Dropper, Nymph, Euro Nymph, Streamer)

Cost is $60 an hour for 1-2 anglers.  Bringing your own equipment is best, but not necessary.  Contact Heather Hodson at 509-999-6317 or via email at [email protected] for more information and available dates.

Heather’s Schedule and Bio –

Heather is currently located in Spokane Washington.  She has a constant rotating travel schedule, so there’s a chance she might be at a location near you.  Heather has dedicated her time to educate and inspire others.  Heather is currently studying for her Casting Instructor Certification with Fly Fishers International and has been teaching Fly Fishing since 2014.  Being mentored by the best anglers and fly casters in the world has allowed Heather to pass on the knowledge she’s learned to her students.  With nearly 130+ days on the water each year and fishing around the world, Heather continues to invest into herself to mentor anglers to be the best that they can be.


Fly Fishers International Learning Center

The FFI Learning  Center is a new initiative that brings together FFI’s expertise in Fly Casting, Fly Tying, Fly Fishing Skills, and Conservation Education for the benefit of FFI members and the fly fishing community.  The Learning Center’s core belief is that through education, including both angling skills and environmental stewardship, fly fishing will grow and be preserved for future generations.

The Learning Center focuses on educational and instructional programs for all fly fishers at all skill levels. The Learning Center includes both in-person workshop instruction and web-based instructional materials downloadable from the FFI website. The inaugural launch of the FFI Learning Center was at the Boise Fair in August 2018.

Go to the Learning Center