#105 Summer 2021/22 FlyLife 105

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    DrGraham
    Participant

    Nice surprise this morning, issue 105 in the letter box, and the postie hadn’t bent it. A good start to the day.

    #914647

    Leighton Adem
    Keymaster

    Excellent news DrGraham

    #914739

    Rabbit
    Participant

    Un real it turned up in W.A. regional yesterday Thank you!

    Nice to be one of the early ones !

    #914740

    Leighton Adem
    Keymaster

    Gosh that has to be a record!

    #914743

    Chris Beech
    Participant

    Nice balance in this one. We need to encourage greater diversity and particularly female participation  – keep it up FlyLife!

    #915471

    Anthony Cole
    Participant

    Elsa Caruso’s article really got me thinking. Being a hardcore surfer through the 80’s and 90’s I could count the number of women surfing my local spots on less than one hand, it was the same all over Australia, and the world. The wheel began to turn some 20 years ago and now female participation has gone through the roof. On any given day, at any given beach guys still dominate the numbers, but nothing like they used to. Women are accepted as equals in the water now and no one raises an eyebrow at their presence. All the big surf brands have womens ranges, including wetsuits and surfboards, top female professionals now earn equal prize money as the men, something once deemed unimaginable.

    I have always found this strange. Not to sound condescending or sexist, but along with surfing and golf, fly fishing is very feminine, its more suited to women. None require brute strength to master, its all timing and touch, rhythm and finesse, not many males have these attributes! I prefer to watch women play golf and surf, it just looks natural, the style and grace, the skill and ease. Blokes try and over power everything and miss the point. Watch a good female caster and you’ll see what I mean..

    I haven’t bumped into too many women fly fishing in my travels but Im sure that will change, fly life is a much better magazine with Elsa/Cale and other women contributing…… the wheel is turning.,

    #915474

    Leighton Adem
    Keymaster

    I had similar thoughts on the surfing parallels in the 80’s.

    There’s actually a recent documentary on the topic called Girls Can’t Surf.
    https://www.stan.com.au/watch/girls-cant-surf-2020?gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1263226&gclid=CjwKCAiAhreNBhAYEiwAFGGKPMOm_Nage72gXLpCoNM4MP-pZ5MKfZLC4gRuG05vymDTh4VMPEVTghoCsDYQAvD_BwE

    #915483

    Anthony Cole
    Participant

    Yes. I’ve seen it and highly recommend it.

    #915565

    mitch aka 2 fish
    Participant

    nobody ever mentions the orange…

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