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 www.flyrightcharters.com, 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
PhotosByCapt.MarkPhelpsOfwww.Shorethangcharters.com: 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