Tabbitha Lynn Bruce
A native of Southern Oregon, Tabbitha grew up following her Dad and Grampa around hunting and fishing the hills and streams of the Rogue Valley at a very young age.
It was on a mid-winter girlfriends paddle boarding trip down the scenic Wood River that the impulse to pick up fly fishing grabbed hold and wouldn’t let go.
A fairly recent convert to the fly rod Tabbitha has more than made up for lost time by trying to make a trip or two a week to area lakes & streams. A certified Yoga instructor, small business owner, certified accountant, mother of a son and two beautiful girls. Tabbitha has no shortage of energy to bring to her local fly fishing community.
Together with her gal pal Sha Orton, they founded Southern Oregon Women on the Fly in March of 2020 in response to a local community of Women anglers looking for help getting involved with the sport. Again, wasting no time Tabbitha is out on the river untangling leaders and fishing flies out of trees with new lady fly fishers on a regular basis in hopes of getting them hooked.
She can be found reluctantly swinging flies for winter steelhead while daydreaming of stripping five inch streamers for that brown that got away.