July 2020 Kara Schuett UWOTF Featured Flygirl
Meet Kara Schuett UWOTF Featured Flygirl for July 2020. Starting from childhood, Kara has been passionate about all things outdoors, especially fishing. While her love for nature began while growing up in the mountains of Idaho, her love of fly fishing struck hard after moving to southwest Montana in her early 20s. She attended week-long fishing workshops and spent countless hours learning the uniqueness of each river and honing her craft. After working incredibly hard, Kara earned her license and made her dream of being a fishing guide come true.
A couple of years into guiding, Kara found herself underwhelmed with the selection of outdoor fishing apparel for women and girls. She saw a need for women and girls to be represented on both store shelves and online while still having access to high-quality fishing gear. A spark was lit. After months of thinking, researching, and planning, Kara brought to life Yellow Sally, a fly-fishing clothing line for women and girls. When she is not out on the water spreading the joy of the outdoors to beginner and seasoned anglers alike, Kara is working hard to develop functional, high-quality fishing and outdoor wear.
During her off-season, she spends her time on the family ranch and works with a local organization that pairs mentors with special needs children. She is a loving wife and a wonderful mom to a two-year-old son.
Kara faces obstacles and breaks down barriers with the clear-minded tenacity of someone who has found her purpose in life.
Rachel Schumacher, who nominated Kara, describes her as a loyal friend, a dedicated employee of the water, and a lifelong lover of angling. Rachel tells us that she has seen Kara face obstacles and break down barriers with the clear-minded tenacity of someone who has found her purpose in life. The perfect example of Kara’s outlook and passion for angling occurred during a conversation they had a couple of years ago. Kara had spent hours out on the river at the very end of August. The river was low, the fish were tired, and her clients were disappointed in the size of the fish they had caught. Rachel asked if she was also disappointed they had not caught anything larger and she said, “Honestly I have never cared how big or small a fish is. Even if we don’t catch anything all day, I still feel lucky to be outside, be on the water, and I get to see so many cool things out there that I would never see if I was doing anything else. I try to pass that along to the people I take fishing.
“It’s about more than catching huge fish, it’s about everything that goes along with it.”
That statement is the perfect reason why Kara is an outstanding example of what it means to be an angler and why future generations of fly fishing enthusiasts can look up to her.
We couldn’t agree more, Rachel! Congratulations on all your accomplishments, Kara. We can’t wait to see what you do next!