Fly Fishing Catching on with Women
“It’s so romantic. If you can break away from the crowd . . . if you get away from the people and you’re alone on the river, it’s so cleansing,” says Vokey, now 27 and the owner-operator of Fly Gal Ventures, a fishing school that takes her across Canada and around the world teaching fly fishing to women.
Vokey compares her hours on the river to yoga.
“You cannot believe the comparison of how much Zen and how much peace there is in fishing,” she says. “You know how you get home from a hike and you just feel cleansed and refreshed and you feel at ease with yourself and at peace, because you listened and you appreciated nature all day long? It’s like that with fishing, except you actually have the excitement of getting a huge fish.”
“(Marketers) think the answer to everything is if you make it pink they will come,” she says with a sigh. “No. Pink waders are awful. They’ll scare away the fish.”