This BYOB event wants to teach Seattle's women how to fly fish

Jan 8 2020, 9:58 pm

With the Seattle boat show sailing into town later this month, now’s the best time for female boating enthusiasts to learn how to fish.

If the old sailors’ superstition of women being bad luck on board has kept you back, you’re not alone. While the fishing and boating industry is currently male-dominated, Emerald Water Anglers wants to help change this with their Bugs and Brews event.

Hoping to get more women into fly fishing, this BYOB community event allows women to learn about the sport while enjoying some adult beverages and girl time.

Using a blend of natural and synthetic materials, ladies at this two-hour event will learn to tie/construct a Blue Wing Olive fly, a lure used to emulate an insect or prey species.

More than just about tying a lure, Kristen Bufe, spokesperson of the event told Daily Hive that Emerald Water Anglers “truly believe that empowering women to find their independence in the world of fly fishing is one of [their] greatest missions, and [they] do so by putting on these events to make learning fun and allow women to build the support systems they want and need to succeed on their own!”

Bugs and Brews

When: January 21, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Emerald Water Anglers LLC — 4502 42nd Avenue Southwest, Seattle
Admission: $25; tickets are available online or in-person

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