Reeling in Female Fly Fishing Guide Scholarships Fly fishers in the Upper Arkansas River Valley may have noticed a new group of anglers in town. They’re all students enrolled in the Professional Fly Fishing Guide program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, a four-week intensive certification program dedicated to training the next generation of fly fishing […]
The Ripple Effect CMC fly fishing guide grads create opportunities for the next generation of female anglers Fly fishing is having a moment. Historically, fly fishing has been a male dominated sport, but that’s changing. Women are now the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing and as more outdoor enthusiasts discover the joys of fly […]
Turning Good Days into Great Days on the Water
Colleen “Cookie” Hooper is going back to school. This spring, the 52-year-old realtor from Arvada, CO will begin the Professional Fly Fishing Guide certification program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville—and thanks to Orvis’ Fly Fishing gear scholarship, she will be looking and feeling her best on the river.
Colorado Mountain College stands with Orvis’s 50/50 on the Water movement and is committed to providing opportunities for women to enter the outdoor industry as professional fly fishing guides. Orvis has generously donated two $2,300 packages of fly fishing gear to help two women, who are enrolled in the professional fly fishing guide program in […]
CMC’s Female Fly Fishing Scholarship The fly fishing industry is on the rise around the country. With growing interest and newcomers joining the sport, the need for qualified guides is also in demand. The Colorado Mountain College Professional Fly Fishing Guide program, based in Leadville, CO, trains the next generation of skilled fly fishing guides. […]
The source of the Arkansas River can be found near Leadville, CO at about 10,000′ elevation. These crystal clear snowmelt streams are ideal habitats for freshwater fish and similarly, ideal conditions for fly fishing. On a summer drive down highway 24, the scenic highway that follows the Arkansas River from Leadville to Buena Vista, you’ll […]
Fly Gal Feature: Kaitlin Boyer Kaitlin Boyer picked up her first fly rod in 2010; an Orvis PractiCaster gifted to her by her dad, a Montana native and avid angler. But it wasn’t until recently that Kaitlin discovered her passion for guiding and decided to pursue the Fly Fishing Guide Certification program at Colorado Mountain […]