North Carolina Women’s Fly Fishing 201 Workshop

2-Day "fly fishing 201 Workshop"

The 2-Day “Fly Fishing 201” Workshop is geared toward the advanced beginner to the intermediate angler. We’ve taken the “Fly Fishing 201” online course and have extended it by 14 hours.  Each day will be 4hrs of in-person classroom and outside casting, lunch and then 4hrs of on-water instruction with the Headwaters Outfitters guides on private water. Course curriculum provided by  Fly Fish Instruct.  

The use of equipment, tackle, boots, waders, and a 20% guide gratuity is included in the cost of this workshop.  Register HERE.

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Contact Email

Email us at info@unitedwomenonthefly.com with any questions.

Location

Headwaters Outfitters, 25 Parkway Rd, Rosman, NC 28772

Fishing License

North Carolina fishing licenses are required.  Purchase a NC fishing license HERE.  License is required for your fishing day on 5/11/23 and 5/12/23.

Times

  • 8am – 12pm – Classroom
  • 1pm – 5pm  – Guided On Water Instruction

Instructors

  • Hannah Meyers Overgaard
  • Heather Hodson (Lead Instructor)
  • Jessica Whitmire

Tuition Cost

$900.00 Per Person.  8 Students Max

Final Payment

The Final Payment of $450.00 is Due on March 31st, 2023.

Payments & Refunds

A deposit of 50% is required to hold your spot. Final payment is due 45 days prior to the start of the workshop.  All payments have a seven-day cancellation policy, from the date of registration, for a full refund minus a small Eventbrite processing fee.  After seven days, all payments are forfeited, unless a replacement participant is found. 

Payment Methods – Venmo with no processing fees or Credit Card with all processing fees.

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Workshop Topics

Curriculum provided by Fly Fish Instruct.
  • Leader/Tippet Review
    • Monofilament and Fluorocarbon Breakdown
  • Beyond the Basics Knots Overview
    • Non-Slip Loop, Blood Knot and Perfection Loop
  • Hands-On Leader Setups
  • Fishing Technique Overview
    • Amphitheater Casting
    • Euro Nymphing Overview
    • Streamer Techniques
    • Fishing to Selective Trout
  • Reading Water and Where to Fish in a River
  • Match the Hatch
    • Classifications of Aquatic  Insects
    • 4 Fly Categories
    • Choosing the Right Fly
    • Intro to Entomology
      • Mayfly, Caddis, Stonefly, Midge
    • Top 20 Flies for Pisgah National Forest
  • Fly Casting
    • Fly Casting Principles and Fundamentals
    • Roll Casting Dominant and Non-Dominant Side
    • Bow and Arrow
    • Double Haul
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Tentative Schedule

The Women’s “Fly Fishing 101” Workshop will be held on 5/11/23 – 5/12/23 at Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman North Carolina.

  • 5/11/21 – 8am – 5pm
    • 8am – 12pm – Classroom and Outside Education
    • 12pm – 12:30pm – Lunch
    • 1pm – 5pm – Guided On Water Instruction on Private Water
  • 5/13/22 – 8:00am – 5:00pm
    • 8am – 12pm – Classroom and Outside Education
    • 12pm – 12:30pm – Lunch
    • 1pm – 5pm – Guided On Water Instruction on Private Water
    •  6pm – Community Appetizers and Fish Tales at the Group Campsite

What's Included?

Over a $1200.00 Value

  • Camping 5/10/23 – 5/15/23
  • 8hrs Classroom Education
  • 8hrs Guided On Water Instruction on Private Water with Headwaters Outfitters on Thursday and Friday Afternoon
  • 20% Guide Gratuity
  • Online Access to  “Fly Fishing 101” and “Reading Trout Water” Courses
  • “Fly Fishing 201” Manual Written By Heather Hodson
  • Flies and Fly Puck
  • UWOTF Hat
  • iFishiBelong Tee-Shirt
  • Lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • Wader and Boot Rental
  • Use of All Fishing Equipment Needed

What's Not Included?

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Lodging Options

If you chose the camping option, please check in at Headwaters Outfitters on 5/11/22 from 2:00pm – 5:30pm.  Please call Headwaters at (828) 877-3106 if you will be checking in later than 5:30pm.

Other lodging options. We recommend staying in the Rosman or Brevard NC Area.  For additional lodging options  CLICK HERE.  

Stay for the Weekend

We invite you to stay for the United Women on the Fly and  Pisgah Area Women’s Fly Fishing  “Fish and Hang” weekend. Your camping reservation includes the entire weekend.

Join the weekend event Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/uwotfncfishandhang/.

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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.

Covid Policy

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

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