Heather Hodson shares her wisdom on Westslope Cutthroat Trout fishing in Idaho and Montana and breaks down the United Woman on the Fly Movement.

The Northwest Fly Girl breaks down how she has become a leader in the fly fishing world.  We also get into her day job as a nurse, the challenges with her job and all of the amazing trips coming up this year.


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Show Notes with Heather Hodson

05:00 – United Woman on the Fly is a global community that is a central hub for information and a place for fly fishers to connect.

06:25 – The NBC Nightly News episode with Heather.

16:30 – The Silver Bow Fly Shop in Spokane

18:40 – Take your fly size and divide by 3 to determine which x tippet to use.

19:36 – Lawsons Stone and Tom Larimer’s Yellow Sally and Brook’s Sprout are Heather’s 3 secret dry fly patterns.

24:30 – Cutt Slam program is noted on a fun way to get involved.

26:40 – The New York Times article that talks about woman in fly fishing.

41:40 – The drink Spark is the key to staying up on low sleep and lots of stress.

43:00 – Here is a video of the reach cast, one of the main casts you need to know.

59:20 – Guadalupe Trout Unlimited

59:40 – Here is the link to Texas woman fly fishers.


60:30 – Red Dirt Country is one example of the Texas music seen.

1:03:30 – Frigate Adventure Travel and Kate Taylor

1:05:15 – The KNEKT Dome for Go Pro is perfect for getting underwater shots.

1:08:50 – Girls gone fishing in Tasmania is one of Heather’s next stops.

1:10:00 – Joel at the Royal Treatment Fly Shop is where Heather will be speaking on October 14th.


You can reach Heather on Instagram here or at UnitedontheFly.com.




Conclusion with Heather Hodson

Heather shared some great dry fly tips and specifically went into some great detail on west slope cutthroat fishing.  She knows her stuff and shares some tip to help you catch fish if you are heading to idaho or wester Montana.

She also is building a tribe of woman who are getting out on the river and hooking fish.  Please check in with Heather if you are heading her way and have questions.