Evelyn King is a well known name throughout the United States. I couldn’t find a bad picture of her without her incredible smile! She’s known for her knowledge, dedication to giving back and founder of the Maine Women Fly Fishers. Working full time for a law firm, she’s drawn to the outdoors during her off time. She resides in Harpswell, Maine and spends a great deal of time each spring and fall with her husband, Bruce, at their remote camp in Rangeley exploring local ponds and rivers. They also enjoy traveling to fish in places such as Florida, Bahamas, Belize, Gaspe and Labrador.
In an effort to give back to the sport she loves, Evelyn became involved with “Casting for Recovery” in 2011 and has volunteered at the weekend fly fishing retreats each summer. Evelyn became a registered Maine Guide in 2012, and then embarked on a challenging journey to become certified as a casting instructor in 2015 through the International Federation of Flyfishers. Both the guide license and casting instructor certification were inspired by her desire to be able to better assist the breast cancer survivors at Casting for Recovery.
Evelyn joined the Board of Directors for Sebago Trout Unlimited in 2014 and became a founding director for the Sebago Chapter Women’s Flyfishing Group. With the help from others she has organized fly casting and fishing workshops, fly fishing on the water events and long weekend adventures at various Maine fishing lodges. The group has grown to close to 500 through social media, and the monthly events continue to draw a good group of women with shared interest in learning about flyfishing. She is continually inspired by the enthusiasm of other Maine women who share her passion for flyfishing. Her goal is to have future generations of children say that it was their sporty mothers or grandmothers that taught them to fish!!