CONTACTS:
Karina Walsh: (603) 271-3212 
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212
July 27, 2009

Women's Intermediate Fly Fishing Workshop -- Sept 25-27, 2009

CONCORD, N.H. -- Women who have learned the basics of fly-fishing and are looking to build their skills have an exciting chance to learn more about this time-honored sport at a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) intermediate fly-fishing weekend workshop on September 25-27, 2009, at Purity Spring Resort in Madison, N.H. 

If you are a woman with some fly-fishing experience who wants to gain enough skills and practice to fly fish on your own, this workshop is for you.  You'll learn from expert instructors about the finer points of casting -- accuracy, timing, shooting the line; reading the water; picking a proper fly and knowing how to cast it; and what to do when you catch a fish (playing and releasing).  Participants will have the opportunity to fish both still and moving water.

This special "Beyond BOW" workshop costs $275, which includes instruction, meals and two nights lodging in the rustic White Mountain charm of Purity Spring Resort.  To register and read an itinerary, visit www.nhbow.com, or call (603) 271-3212 to request an application by mail.  Class space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Participants must be at least 18 years old.

"It was wonderful to meet new friends with a love of fly-fishing, nature and the water," wrote a 2008 program participant.  Another commented: "The best part of the weekend was fishing the Ellis River, casting from a float tube, the slide show; and the awesome instructors."

Program participant Emily Brunkhurst added, "It was fun to try fishing in a variety of habitats.  The instructors were wonderful, with good humor, patience and an ability to teach in a way that's easy to remember.  I loved the workshop!" 

The session is presented by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, with instruction provided by Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" program.

The N.H. Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit group dedicated to ensuring wise use and proper protection for the natural resources of New Hampshire and the U.S.  Visit www.nhwf.org.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.  Visit www.fishnh.com.

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