Friday, April 23, 2010

Int'l. Women Fly Fishers - 2010 Festival

The International Women Fly Fishers (IWFF) organization, founded in 1966 by Fanny Krieger and the Golden West Fly Fishers of San Francisco, chose Charleston as their destination for their annual Festival and fishing trip. Members of the IWFF have been on the water each day this week with some of the top fly-fishing guides Charleston has to offer, like Capt. John Irwin of, and the redfishing has been fantastic, with many reports of 'first' redfish coming from these well-traveled female anglers. IWFF President Judith Austin Brown is an attorney living in California, while V.P. Susan Baer resides in Sonoma; the heart of wine country. The Charleston Angler hosted a reception for the IWFF on Thursday, ahead of another fishing day for IWFF visitors, and then the social schedule picks back up on Saturday when the IWFF will hold their annual awards banquet.

PhotoByJeffDennis: Kate Wagenlander and Linda Michael were in town from Illinois and N.C. respectively to attend the IWFF 2010 Festival. Linda caught a 32-inch redfish (her first) while fishing with Capt. Ben Floyd Judith (no hat) holds a 22-inch redfish caught on the fly; Susan Baer stands with her distinctive redfish that is marked with a double-spot


  1. Looked like a ton of fun! Love the fish photos too... wish I had been there.
    Way to go IWFF!
    Rachel Andras

  2. Do the southern fish exhibit different manners? Have big fun.
    Yolanda Olsen

  3. Way to go girls! I took my first casting lesson at Leland Flyfishing Ranch in Sonoma and had so much fun. Hope to join you one day on these great trips.

    Ellin Anderson Purdom

  4. It was great were not so friendly with me, but everyone else was!


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