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Women in the Field: Ladies’ Fly Fishing Academy

As part of the Women in the Field series, Garden & Gun and Natural Retreats headed west to host a Ladies’ Fly Fishing Academy in Swan Valley, Idaho. An intimate group of outdoor-active female readers enjoyed four days fishing the spectacular South Fork of the Snake River while staying at South Fork Lodge. The adventure included expert instruction, standout culinary experiences, and some of the best fly-fishing waters in the country.

Special thanks to:
Cakebread Cellars
Farbank Enterprises
Mullan Road Cellars
Schug Carneros Estate Winery
Wyoming Whiskey
Boots Allen
Jeff Currier
Lori-Ann Murphy
Annie Pettry

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Leslie Turner and Terri Henning fish for cutthroat trout on the South Fork of the Snake River in Swan Valley, Idaho.

photo: Mark Fisher

Cybil Sather holds up the brown trout she caught with her guide Sue Novick.

photo: Mark Fisher

South Fork Lodge sits on the South Fork of the Snake River in Swan Valley, Idaho.

photo: Mark Fisher

From left: Judith Aughtry, Kylee Hanson, and Jessica Mischner prepare for an afternoon of fishing after enjoying lunch on the bank.

photo: Mark Fisher

A gorgeous brown trout reeled in by Cybil Sather.

photo: Mark Fisher

Nathaniel Snyder and Annie Pettry of Decca Restaurant in Louisville join the group in Idaho to prepare the finale dinner.

photo: Mark Fisher

Helen Ryan prepares to take a cast on the South Fork of the Snake River.

photo: Mark Fisher

Judith Aughtry puts her fishing skills to the test with Kylee Hanson and Brucie Hendricks.

photo: Mark Fisher

The Women in the Field: Ladies’ Fly Fishing Academy guests with some of their guides on the South Fork Lodge terrace.

photo: Mark Fisher

The sun sets on the South Fork of the Snake River in Swan Valley.

photo: Mark Fisher