Women’s Yellowstone Fly-Fishing Retreat

Women’s Yellowstone Fly-Fishing Retreat

$1,317.50
Dates:
July 3-8
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Shalon Hastings
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Program Subject:
Fly Fishing

The thought of fly-fishing to some can be overwhelming and intimidating. The sport has been male dominated for a long time but the demographic is starting to change as more women pursue fly-fishing. This course is designed to make women feel more comfortable pursuing fly fishing on their own with confidence.

Enjoy your days fly-fishing the incredible waters of Yellowstone National Park. The class covers the basics to more advanced techniques both in the classroom and out in the field, with most of the instruction being streamside and in the stream. Learn about the basics such as equipment selection and use, fishing knots, and casting, in addition to more advanced topics such as entomology, “reading the water”, and advanced fishing techniques.

About the instructor

Shalon Hastings is a fly-fishing guide and the owner of Fly FisHer Adventures, a fly-fishing instruction business in Montana. Her main fishing grounds are around Helena, MT where you can find her fishing, guiding, and instructing on the Missouri, Little Blackfoot, and Blackfoot rivers as well as the many smaller streams and lakes that are near Helena. She volunteers her time to serve on the Mending Waters Montana board that serves US Veterans and the Pat Barnes Missouri River Trout Unlimited board. Shalon is the founder of Last Chance Fly Gals, a local fly-fishing networking group for women primarily in Helena but that anyone be a part of.

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Course Letter

More Information:

We are continually updating and refining our COVID-19 mitigation measures to ensure the health and safety our guests, staff and volunteers. Read our COVID-19 guidelines for program participants.

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.