Covid-19 has halted the world's progress in many ways, but it hasn't stopped a determined group of female anglers in their pursuit to represent the United States in the first FIPS-Mouche Ladies Fly Fishing World Championship to be hosted in Stor-Elvdal and Rendalen, Norway on July 5-11, 2021. When the Championship was announced, John Ford (current United States Angling Confederation President) and Deb Ridgeway (USA Youth Fly Fishing Team) quickly assembled a group to create the first US Women's Fly Fishing Team.
The mission of the United States Women's Fly Fishing Team (USWFFT) is to develop the highest quality competitive fly fishing team to represent the United States in the FIPS-Mouche worldwide competition each year. We are dedicated to excellence in the sport of competitive fly fishing; to practicing and encouraging stream conservation; to understand and promote the value of our waterways; to encourage women to participate in the sport; and to encourage international friendships. The Team will represent the USA in the spirit of the Olympic tradition. Women’s Fly Fishing is now sanctioned by the Confederation Internationale de Peche Sportive (CIPS), representing 50 million competitive anglers from 78 different countries worldwide. CIPS has formally applied to the International Olympic Committee to recognize fishing as an Olympic sport. The United States Angling Confederation (USAC) supports women’s fly fishing and believes it will advance this goal.
The USWFFT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that depends solely on its generous donors. If you would like to support the team, please use Gofundme or send contributions to John Ford, P.O. Box 751, State College PA 16804.
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