They’re fly fishing world-record holders, licensed guides, outdoor educators, wounded veterans, film makers and broadcast producers.  But most importantly, they’re amazing.  Each and every one of them.  The women that comprise the Able Women Ambassador Team – despite the differences in their backgrounds – all share a common understanding of how enriching fly fishing can be.  For some, its been a life saver.  For others, its shaped a career.  But no matter the particular role fly fishing has played in their lives, each of the founding members of the Able Women Team are a living testament to the positive role fly fishing can play in a woman’s life.  And they are all equally passionate about sharing that with women throughout the U.S., and even the world.  Please check back soon to view upcoming events at which these very capable women will appear.

Andrea Larko

She met the love of her life and he purchased her first fly rod 6 years ago. Needless to say she fell in love with fishing all over again. Andrea felt closer to the water and found a sense of peace and tranquility from being on a stream that she much needed.

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Kimberly Smith

Kim is an active ambassador for Project Healing Waters, which is a corporate partner of Able Women and dedicated to helping wounded military veterans recover from physical and emotional scars of battle.

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Jessica Callihan

Jessica Callihan joined the Navy in the summer of 2007 and quickly excelled as an Aviation Electrician. Jessica is an active ambassador for Project Healing Waters and similarly credits fly fishing with much of her recovery.

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Meredith McCord

Meredith works/travels for Tailwaters Fly Fishing Travel, out of Dallas, Texas as a lodge scout, ambassador and trip hostess.  She has parlayed her passion for fishing and travel into doing some fun TV and film work with a fly rod in hand, stalking fish on flats, rivers and lakes around the globe and in her home state.

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Rebekka Redd

Rebekka Redd is an accomplished global fly angler, photographer, adventurer, published writer, speaker, conservationist and TV show host.

Along with her work in  television, she has garnered a worldwide following through her photography and writing. 

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Lori Ann Murphy

As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Lori-Ann discovered the excitement of experiencing nature through fly fishing on her home waters of southwest Montana, Idaho’s Snake River and the Jackson Hole area of Wyoming. In 1989, Lori-Ann was the first woman to be named an Orvis-Endorsed fly-fishing guide.

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Diana Rudolph

Diana grew up in the far western suburbs of Chicago. She spent much of her youth vacationing in the Florida Keys, where at a very young age her father introduced her to fishing. Diana’s first encounter with a tarpon left her enchanted and this propelled her into the realm of fly fishing.

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Colleen Aller

Colleen is a fourth generation Colorado Native and the youngest of eight children raised in and around Montrose, Colorado. Colleen is an avid outdoors enthusiast, skier, backpacker and angler.

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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! APPLY