North Carolina Women Fishing Weekend

North Carolina Women on the Water UWOTF Weekend

Women on the Water Weekend

Welcome to the first annual North Carolina Women on the Water weekend hosted by Pisgah Area Women’s Fly Fishing and United Women on the FlyThis weekend is for all budgets. Camp and walk and wade or reserve a cabin and hire a guide.  The event takes place near Rosman, North Carolina in the Pisgah National Forest. Dates are 5/13 – 5/15/22.  

Please register for this weekend at Eventbrite.   Email info@unitedwomenonthefly.com with any questions.   Equipment List and DIY Fishing Suggestion Handout.  CLICK HERE.

This event is the UWOTF camp, fish and “hang” event model. Everyone goes out each day to fish then hangs in the evening with fish tales. It’s budget friendly for all! You can camp and DIY fish or rent a cabin/hotel and hire a guide. Please utilize the Facebook Group to connect with other women attending and make weekend fishing friends.  If needed, the event co-hosts will help connect you with someone to fish with.  Please let us know if you need to borrow any equipment.  

Headwaters Outfitters Women's Fly Fishing 101 Workshop

Location

Near Rosman, North Carolina in the Pisgah National Forest.

Dates

May 13th – 15, 2022

Co-hosted

Event T-Shirt

Locally designed and printed event t-shirt available by May 1st, 2022.  Purchase t-shirt when registering for event.  

Weekend Activities

This weekend is for all budgets. Camp and walk and wade or reserve a cabin and hire a guide.  If you camp for 2 nights and DIY fish, it’ll cost $30 + your fishing license fee. 

  • Friday 5/13/22 – Arrive and Fish
    • If camping, check-in at Headwaters Outfitters from 2pm – 5:30pm.
    • 6pm – Fish Tales and Camp Hang Time with Local Music
  • Saturday 5/14/22 – Fishing and Exploring
    • 8am – Yoga and Nature Bathing Session
    • 5:30pm  – FREE Luau Dinner for Everyone
  • Sunday 5/15/22. – Fish and Depart
    • Camping is available for those who want to depart on Monday 5/16/22.

Food

You’re on your own for all other meals.  Saturday’s dinner will be a FREE luau sponsored by the local area fly shops/outfitters and the local Trout Unlimited chapter.  There will be a communal stove that anyone can use.

Fly Fishing 101 Women's Workshop - Location
PAWFF

Camping Equipment Ideas

Sleep in your car, van or in a tent.  Tent, Sleeping Bag, Air Mattress, Water, Food, Headlamp, Camp Chair, Bug Spray.

Connect in the Facebook Group

We have created a Facebook Group specific for this weekend event.  Please utilize this group to ask weekend questions and connect with other women to fish with over the weekend.  This will be the location that the co-hosts will post additional event information to. Join Facebook Group HERE.

Travel

Rosman/Brevard NC is located in Transylvania County and surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.  Nearest airports are Asheville NC 1hr, Greenville SC 1.5hrs, Charlotte NC 2.5hrs and Atlanta 3.5hrs.

Lodging Options

In an effort to make this weekend affordable to all, we are offering a camping option to all participants. 

If you’d rather not camp, then there are several other lodging options.  We recommend staying in the Rosman or Brevard NC Area.  Need help with lodging ?  CLICK HERE.  

NC Travel
Camping Women's Weekend

Camping

We are offering camping reservations for up to 40 individuals. Camping is $15/night.  There are no hook-ups available. 

We recommend that you bring your own water, along with a camp chair and all your camping equipment.

  • Camping  Reservations available 5/11/22 – 5/15/22.
  • Reserve Nights at Eventbrite.
  • Picnic Tables and Outhouses are On Site
  • Well behaved dogs are allowed.  Owner to clean up after the dog and make sure that they are not disturbing anyone’s fishing water.
If you are camping, please check in at Headwaters Outfitters from 2pm – 5:30pm the day you arrive.  If you will be checking in after 5:30pm, please call Headwaters Outfitters at 828-877-3106.

Fishing

The mountains of western North Carolina are home to roughly 4,000 miles of coldwater streams, more miles of trout-supporting waters than any other southeastern state. Our home county, Transylvania, boasts nearly 500 miles of coldwater creeks, streams and rivers, which means there is wonderful trout fishing almost everywhere you look, ranging from tiny brook trout streams to raucous rivers plunging through deep gorges filled with rainbows and browns.

Fishing License

North Carolina fishing licenses are required.  Purchase a NC fishing license at https://www.ncwildlife.org/Licensing/Hunting-Fishing-Trapping-Licenses#7057644-forms–applications.

DIY FIshing

If you’re choosing to DIY Fish,  see the handout with locations of where to go.  Each angler is responsible for bringing their own gear, tackle and flies.  If you need gear, please let us know.  

Fly Fishing 101 Women's Workshop - Location
Davidson River Outfitters

Hire a Local Guide

Here are some local outfitters to hire over the weekend.

Education opportunities

There will be education opportunities each evening with the co-hosts learning the basics of knots, leader set-ups, flies, etc.  Don’t be shy to ask questions!

Covid Policy

Safety is our biggest concern.  We will follow the CDC and State of North Carolina recommendations.

Questions

Email us at info@unitedwomenonthefly.com with any questions or to see the workshop itinerary.

Weekend Disclaimer

United Women on the Fly and the Pisgah Area Women’s Fly Fishing group want you to have an unforgettable weekend.  The event mission is to foster a sense of belonging to all individuals who attend.  We will provide education, resources and connect anglers throughout the weekend.  Drama of any kind will not be tolerated.  This weekend is DIY and not guided by the co-hosts. Please connect with other women in the Facebook Group to make fishing plans. This is not an exclusive women’s weekend as some partners will also be attending.

Heather Hodson – United Women on the Fly

Jessica Whitmire – PAWFF

Hannah Myers – Headwaters Outfitters