ORVIS 50/50 On the Water - Creating Gender Parity in Fly Fishing

What's It All About?

From women-specific gear development, to education & adventure experiences, to nonprofit partnerships and women-centric storytelling, 50/50 On the Water is here to inspire and celebrate women in the sport we all love. https://5050onthewater.orvis.com

All Anglers: https://5050onthewater.orvis.com/profiles/

Featured Angler:

Loretta Strickland, board member John Muir TU; California Council TU Diversity Initiative

Oakland, California

How long have you been fly fishing? Since 2002

Favorite fly-fishing partner Cathy Case

Favorite water to fish California Delta

Favorite species to fish for Bass, Atlantic Salmon

Bucket List Giant Trevally in the Seychelles

Top Three Fly Patterns Ant, Clouser Minnow, Woolly Buggers

Loretta grew up in Washington D.C. and now lives in Oakland. She attended a fly-fishing clinic given by the East Bay Regional Parks District and fell in love with the sport. Her passion has led her to catch Atlantic salmon in Scotland; rainbow trout, grayling, and nase in Poland; and roosterfish, dorado and other species in Baja. I also have caught trout in British Columbia and other states.