Braided – A new Local Women’s Fly Fishing Initiative

25 May 2017
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25 May 2017, Comments: 0

Braided – A New Local Women’s Fly Fishing Initiative

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Braided, a new local women’s fly fishing initiative.  Braided was founded by Kami Swingle of Two Fisted Heart Productions as a group to connect with fly fishing women as well as to help women who are new to fly fishing learn as much as they can.  While Braided is a women-focused group, men are welcome at most events.

With a few events on the horizon, mark your calendars with these following dates and come join us.  No fly fishing experience necessary.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Braided website and Facebook group.

June 6 – Ladies Happy Hour

Location: Eno Wine Bar
723 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Time: 5:30pm – 7pm


June 19 – Costa SLAM Film Night

Location: Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge
40 Red Canyon Trail, Durango, CO 81301
Time: DOORS 6:30pm – SHOW 7pm
Tickets: $10 // Purchase tickets at Duranglers Shop or $12 at the door.  Online ticket purchases.

Join Kami Swingle and the newly-launched women’s fly fishing group, Braided, for a celebration of women in fly fishing. We’ll be screening several stellar fly fishing films showcasing women’s adventures on the water.

The local chapter of Trout Unlimited will be on hand with top-shelf fly fishing information and tips, and will be giving an informative and engaging presentation during intermission.

We’ll have refreshments and raffle prizes, so bring your best gal pal and we’ll see you at Edgemont Highlands Community Lodge in Durango, Colorado at 6:30pm on June 19th.

Costa SLAM is the engaging story of three anglers from different walks of life in pursuit of the same epic challenge with just a few days to accomplish it. SLAM will be shown alongside two celebrated short films — “Old Friends New Fish” and “Odd Man Out“. Three dynamic films celebrating women’s fly fishing pursuits. Come enjoy this unique fly fishing film event with us!

July 18 – Casting Clinic & Simms Women’s Gear Demo

Perfect for beginners and those looking to expand their casting skills.

Santa Rita Park
2700 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm


July 22 – Fly Fishing 101 Class

Learn fly-fishing basics. Perfect for beginners of all ages.

Location: Duranglers
923 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Time: 6pm – 8pm


TBD – Patagonia Women’s Clothing Demo

Come check out the new Patagonia women’s line and hear about the future of women’s fly fishing clothing.

Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Andy McKinley
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.

His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.

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