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Becoming an Outdoor-Woman Fly Fishing
Women's Workshop

Location: Wizard Falls, near Sisters, OR

Date: Saturday, May 19th

Cost: $50.00 per person

Registration Limit: 30 participants

Contact: Mark Newell 503-947-6018 or or Darlene Sprecher 503-947-6025 or

This workshop is designed for beginner women 18 years old or older. This one day fly fishing workshop will be held at Wizard Falls Hatchery along the Metolius River, a premier location for this type of event. Our magnificent Instructors in this unique seting, will cover equipment selection and use, terminology, how to read the water, matching the hatch, fly casting and fishing techniques, stream ecology and essential knots. You’ll get to practice your skills while fishing on the pond at the hatchery (a privilege in and of itself!) and experience what it feels like to catch a fish on the fly.  This is an amazing opportunity that you do not want to miss.

Workshop Notes: All necessary gear and flies and lunch will be provided. You MUST have a valid Oregon fishing license in your possession at the workshop to take part in the fishing activities. One-day licenses will be available at the event for $16.75. Primitive camping (tents only please) will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the hatchery for those who are interested - we apologize, but there is no room for RVs, trailers or pop-up campers. Early registration is encouraged as this workshop fills fast. First 20 slots reserved for first time participants.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received two weeks (14 days) prior to any workshop will receive a full refund, less a 25% processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than two weeks prior to a workshop. You may however, send a substitute participant in your place.

All cancellations must be in writing. You can fax cancellations to 503-947-6009 or e-mail them to: In your written cancellation, please state which workshop you will not be attending, your name, and a phone number in case we have questions. If you intend to send a substitute participant in your place, please give us their name and phone number/e-mail so that we can send them the required paperwork.

Jeff Johnson Workshop Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Outdoor Skills Education Program is happy to announce the Jeff Johnson Workshop Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund is there to help those people who are not capable of attending a workshop due to financial hardship. It will pay a portion of your fee.
Jeff Johnson was a dedicated instructor for our program and committed a great deal of his time passing his knowledge on to others. In this spirit of giving, the Jeff Johnson Scholarship Fund continues to give when Jeff cannot. To apply for a partial scholarship, please call Mark Newell at: 503-947-6018 or Darlene Sprecher at: 503-947-6025 or e-mail at: or for more information.

These programs are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux).


The Oregon Outdoor Skills Program is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and offers all persons the opportunity to participate in programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. No individual will be turned away from or otherwise be denied access to or benefit from, any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to the Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: WSFR-4020, Arlington, VA 22203.


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