“Salmon Rising” quilt by Susan Damone Balch
The American Museum of Fly Fishing’s “A Graceful Rise” exhibit features many women pioneers of the sport. It also presents outstanding artwork by women artists who capture their love of fly fishing in their work. Susan Damone Balch is an artist whose award-winning quilts bring to life images of trout and salmon.
Kathryn Maroun is the director, producer, and host of What A Catch TV show
Kathryn Maroun is an angling woman on a mission. Director, producer, and host of the TV show What A Catch, Kathryn seeks to fish the world’s most exotic locales. As the site for the show states:
“From Mongolia to the Bahamas, Kathryn doesn’t fish everyman’s water; she thrives on experiencing the thrill of fishing in the most remote and exotic locales around the world. In her pursuit of the top game fish and her need for adventure, she has fished in the four corners of the globe and has caught and released some of the most prized species of game fish on earth. Kathryn found that woman that fish were lacking good outdoor clothing that fits properly. Kathryn decided to design and sell a line of clothing that is “for women at work in the outdoors”.
Shirley Cleary is a renowned painter who works mainly in oils. Many of her paintings use fly fishing as the subject, although she also paints outstanding landscapes and bird-hunting scenes. She is one of the modern masters represented in a recent book, The Fine Art of Angling: Ten Modern Masters.
Very few videos capture the skill, camaraderie, adventure, spirit, and outright fun of women fly fishing than this one that features Fly Gal, April Vokey, and many others. Enjoy.