Females are currently only a small percentage of anglers in the market place and some manufacturers will not cater specifically for females. Orvis, Simms, Patagonia, Redington, Ex-Officio produce female specific angling clothing from waders and jackets to shirts. If you would like to hire before you decide to buy, visit our hire section, where you will see Orvis shops in the UK offering ladies waders and boots for hire as well as a full range of safety items such as life vests, wading staffs, etc.
Remember to take warm clothing, sun protection, sun glasses and hat
Casting for Recovery
One avenue introducing new women to fishing is a charity called Casting For Recovery, which is a charitable educational programme for women who have or have had breast cancer.
They provide an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected bythe disease to gather in a beautiful, natural setting and learn fly fishing. Just as importantly, they offer an opportunity to meet new friends and have fun.
Weekend retreats incorporate counselling, education and fly-fishing to promote mental and physical healing. www.castingforrecovery.co.uk