2020 Fly Fishing Programs Coming Soon!
Fly Fishing Exchanges:
This isn’t your grandfather’s fishing trip. Exchange programs - typically a long weekend or a week in duration - highlight the knowledge and expertise of each community to share what fly fishing is like in the local context. Each program is designed and facilitated to provide a mindful and welcoming learning environment utilizing local waters and perspectives. All skill levels are welcome!
Confluence Collective works with preferred vendors and industry partners who join us in a mission of inclusive access and sustainable practice. Proceeds from the exchanges go back into supporting the hosting communities, funding local conservation projects and community initiatives.
BOZEMAN, MT - JULY 16-21, 2019
HOST: Bozeman, MONTANA
A 6-day experience in and around Bozeman was designed to highlight advocates for women in fly fishing, spanning visits with local industry giants and NGOs, and calls on guides who provide supportive opportunities to female anglers. The program balances bucket list on the water experiences with community perspectives, forging connection between fly fishers from the Northeast US and within the local Bozeman community.
Activity Highlight: Bozeman by Fly Shop Scavenger Hunt
On Wednesday, July 17th we explore local fly fishing culture through industry visits, including a scavenger hunt through downtown Bozeman with fishy clues guiding your way! Fill your fly box by solving your way to the best July fly fishing has to offer in Montana, and celebrate completing your hunt over a beverage at the evening’s Meet + Greet.
PORTLAND, ME - MAY 30 - JUNE 6, 2020
HOST: Portland, Maine
Late spring in Maine means the start of prime backwoods fishing. We will welcome fly fishers from away to explore all the state has to offer.
Arrivals through Portland, Maine: nestled in Casco Bay, the group will orient alongside local fly fishers before launching inland from the coast. Highlights to include:
Orientation of Casco Bay and welcome happy hour on the ocean
Coastal fly fishing review: tactics, fly patterns, and tidal orientation
Brews and Brookies: conservation partnerships review and local brewery tour
Gray Ghost fly tying session
Striper fishing: shore and boat experiences
Maine’s heritage of innovative fly fisher women: social hour fly tying
Still water brookie strategies: guided canoe stealth fishing pond ecosystems
River walk and wade: trophy trout
For more information on this exchange or to become a part of the collaboration, please complete the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!
A few key components can be expected in each exchange -
Local community connection: interaction between hosting and visiting fly fishers is the backbone of each exchange experience. This can take form in fly tying sessions, happy hours, fly fisher homestays, joint fishing opportunities and more.
Sustainable practice and education: the future of fly fishing is rooted in conservation initiatives, preserving the natural spaces we fish. Each exchange highlights local projects and preferred practice to ensure healthy fisheries for the future and thoughtful interaction in the present.
Amazing on the water opportunities: by working with guides and industry figures connected through our mission of a more diverse future for fly fishing and welcoming learning environments, we ensure guides are informative and supportive, and are in tune with the local bite beat.
Join us on the riverbank.