Why I love getting more women out on the water

Recently, I got a call from a very dear friend who wanted to go fly fishing with me to see what it was all about. Tayla Gentle is a wonderful human who’s passion for travel, new knowledge, and authentic experiences is truly inspiring — so I said yes. And when she offered to drive me to one of my favourite spots and feed me with her mum’s brilliant baked goods, I knew I was in for a great day!

 Casting lessons on the grass

Casting lessons on the grass

After a tough day fishing and a hard-won brookie, Tayla got the hang of a few casting techniques. But most importantly, she mastered the philosophy of every great fly angler — that sometimes it’s more about nurturing your spirit than netting fishing. Here, she shares the lessons she learned, and why I’d like to get more women just like her out on the water to enjoy the escapism fly fishing offers. Read what we had to say at: Adventure.com

 Tayla with her first brook trout

Tayla with her first brook trout

Massive shout out goes to Kit Young for her stunning photography and to Adventure.com for publishing this feature.

 Out there, on a river somewhere, is the promise of a great fish and the chance to unlock the parts of your mind where the beautiful stuff lives.

Out there, on a river somewhere, is the promise of a great fish and the chance to unlock the parts of your mind where the beautiful stuff lives.