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Led by April Vokey—conservationist and casting instructor certified by the Federation of Fly Fishers—the guides at Fly Gal Ventures launched the wilderness enterprise to empower female fly fishermen. Today, Fly Gal's operations help hone the skills of all levels and ages of anglers through workshops and guided fly-fishing trips. Instruction tailored to both co-ed and women-only groups provides tutelage in techniques including fly tying, perfecting the cast, and how to stay calm when confronted by a talking fish. Alternatively, Fly Gal's crew leads walk-and-wade excursions primarily throughout the waterways of Lower British Columbia, claiming hauls of feisty steelhead, salmon, and sturgeon. Staying true to its roots of empowering female fishermen, Fly Gal's equipment experts also outfit damsels in women's fly-fishing gear.