It’s news to no one that society imposes values and expectations on women that are rarely more than skin deep. All too often, we are judged by our outer, superficial selves, and our real beauty – that which lies within us – goes unnoticed. Even though we intuitively know our real value and the beauty of our inner spirit, the weight of it all can sometimes make even the strongest of us weary. And that’s where Able Women comes in.

Able Women is a public outreach initiative designed to spread the word about fly fishing and the many emotional, physical and spiritual benefits it brings to women. Fly fishing teaches independence, strength, and creativity. It is a sport very much defined by grace. And who understands grace better than a woman? Fly fishing binds us to astoundingly beautiful creatures that live in remarkably beautiful places. And fly fishing binds us – perhaps most importantly of all – to our inner, most beautiful selves.

Able Women is an federally recognized 501(c)(3) Colorado non-profit organization. All proceeds go to the Able Women Foundation, Inc.

Soon, members of the Able Women Team will be speaking about their relationship with fly fishing at outdoor shows and women’s events across the country, as well as media outlets throughout the entire U.S. Longer term, we plan to develop women-specific fly fishing schools and seminars designed to teach women who’ve never fly fished what a beautiful sport it is and how it can impact their life. As details about each of these outreach efforts unfold, we’ll be sure to post them to the website – so please check back soon.


Has fly fishing already touched your life in a powerful way? If so, we’d like to hear from you. You don’t have to be the most accomplished fly fisherwoman ever to cast a line. That’s really not what we’re about. Instead, we want to know how fly fishing has positively shaped your life. And as interest in Able Women grows, we’ll need to grow our team to help spread the word. Who knows, you may be our next great addition! Please email your story to us