Sweetwater Women's Fly Fishing School is here to meet the increasing interest women have for fly fishing and adventure in beautiful places. Our four day school is the only women's program located in Paradise Valley, just outside of Livingston, Montana. Trust us when we say it's called Paradise Valley for a reason!
Our school will take you through the basics of fly fishing including casting, knots,bugs, reading water, and more. Most of your time, however, will not be in the classroom, but in and on the water. This is Montana's only women's school in which you are guaranteed to fish the world-famous DuPuy and Armstrong Spring Creeks as well as local iconic rivers such as the Yellowstone and Madison.
You will enjoy breathtaking views from your lodge in Paradise Valley located directly on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Incredible breakfasts and dinners will be served at the lodge as you take in the views of the Absaroka Mountain Range to the East and of the Paradise Valley to the North and South. Lunch will be streamside each day so you can take a break from fishing and if you don't, that's fine too!
Come, join us, away from the hustle and bustle of real life and responsibilities in Paradise!
A 50% deposit is required within 10 days of making a reservation to secure your reservation. Final payment is due 30 days prior to beginning of school. Deposits are fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the first day of the school Within 30 days, deposits are generally non-refundable. We may choose to make an exception if the spot can be filled.
5 years ago I decided to learn to fly fish at the ripe age of 50! I found The women’s fly fishing school on line and flew from Texas to Montana to take the school. I was lucky enough to have Kara Tripp as our instructor. What a treat! She is not only an amazing angler but has a way of teaching that made it all make sense! She is so passionate and loves passing along her years of knowledge. I learned more in those 3 days than I have learned from numerous guided trips in the 5 years since then. I met so many amazing women I continue to fish with as result of the fly fishing school. I am independent on the water and enjoy fly fishing every chance I get thanks to Kara! If you ever get the chance to take her course, don’t miss it! ~Terry Aulds, Dallas Texas
I’ve fished with Kara Tripp several times, each one a new and wonderful fly fishing adventure, growing my love for the fish, the flies and the water. Kara took the time to teach me and help me grow as a fly fisherman. She’s not only improved my cast, but taught me why and when to use different flies, the art of fighting a big fish and how to be a better conservationist. Kara through her tips and smiles inspired me to grow my passion for the sport of fly fishing. ~Craig Brinkmann, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin
Dan Gigone is Montana Licensed Fishing Outfitter #27420.