Known as the best-kept secret in trout fishing...that is UNTIL NOW! Bahahaha...just kidding. Word has been out for a while now, but the area known as The Driftless has been a favorite among die-hard fly anglers and this week's guest on The Woman Angler & Adventurer podcast Geri Meyer is no stranger. Geri owns The Driftless Angler Fly Shoo as well as the Women's Fly Shop (online) so who better to have on the show to talk about this unique part of the country than her? Listen in and enjoy our conversation!
Three years ago, Amanda Wilson won a big musky tournament, and her phone started to ring off the hook. Fishing Companies were calling her as asking if she needed sponsors, offers to fish other tournaments were suggested, and she felt a bit overwhelmed.
After the dust settled, she decided that working full time as the owner of Deerfoot Resort, she may as well host a Musky School for Women. Fast forward, and we join Amanda on year three of the Women's Musky School.
One of Al's recent brainstorms was the Fishing Careers Workshop. Now in its third year, Al's talks about this year's guests, the many options available to those looking to work in the industry and how people can sign up for the workshop.
The program has expanded worldwide, and some options include a photo safari in Africa or trip to Iceland or Costa Rica. BOW currently offers two three day workshops every year. The format is 1/3 shooting and hunting, 1/3 fishing, and 1/3 other classes such as dog sledding, sewing with fur, kayaking, etc.