Women-led Workshop:
Women's Fly Fishing Clinic

Saturday, September 8, 2018


Have you ever wanted to learn to fly-fish or want to learn more? This 4-hour class is designed for women who are new to the sport or have limited experience.  This class will introduce you to the skills you need to get on the water from casting a single hand rod, equipment, basic knots, reading water, fly selection and etiquette. Class includes the use of a rod, flies and a snack

Class covers

Fly Fishing Equipment: Rods, Line, & Leader / Accessories – Packs, Nippers etc. / Waders and Boots

Intro to Casting: Casting Fundamentals / Roll Cast / Basic Overhead Cast

Basic Knots & Rigging: Connect leader to line / Attach tippet to the leader / Fly to the tippet / Rig for dry flies and nymphs.

On the Water: Where are the fish / Local fishing Opportunities / Etiquette / Fish Handling

Fishing the Fly: Presentation of fly / Managing line

Mia grew up in Tennessee, where she hiked and chased trout in the Great Smoky Mountains. But eventually, she discovered snowboarding, after which she spent years chasing powder from Truckee, California to Girdwood, Alaska.

Then, in 1996, she acquired a serious interest in fly fishing. Later, in 2001, Marty introduced her to two-handed Spey casting—a pursuit that forged Mia’s connection and admiration to Oregon’s wild steelhead and mastering casting a fly-rod. Finally, in 2003, the couple purchased Little Creek Outfitters, an established guide service, where they continue the tradition of guiding anglers to the region’s steelhead, trout, and smallmouth bass.

Always committed to conservation, Mia is a river steward for the Native Fish Society, Conservation Chairman of the International Women’s Fly Fishers, River Steward for Native Fish Society and founding member of Women 4 Wild Fish. She is also a supporter of the Deschutes River Alliance, Trout Unlimited, and Casting for Recovery. In 2015 Mia started a kids day camp in Maupin to connect children to the outdoors through hands activities, science, fly fishing, and rafting.

Class Size: 4- 6
Costs: $100/angler
To register –Email Mia Sheppard at Little Creek Outfitters