Classes/Events

2017 Chica de Mayo
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

THE LARGEST WOMEN’S FLY FISHING EVENT

9TH ANNUAL CHICA DE MAYO

BOZEMAN, MONTANA: The largest women’s fly fishing event of it’s kind, the 9th Annual Chica de Mayo will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Hosted by the River’s Edge Fly Shop and Simms Fishing Products, this annual event celebrates women in fly-fishing and offers educational clinics including fly-casting, entomology, fish photography and much more. 

“This event has become the fishing event of the year to attend for female anglers in the region. There is a tremendous amount of support and camaraderie for the novice to seasoned anglers in a non-competitive and welcoming environment.” ~Sarah Clark

Chica de Mayo is thrilled to welcome Mia Sheppard of Little Creek Outfitters as this year's keynote speaker. Mia Sheppard is an accomplished fishing guide and outfitter, three-time world champion spey caster and fishing brand ambassador. Committed to conservation Mia also works for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, is a river steward for the Native Fish Society and conservation chair for the International Women’s Fly Fishers.

Chica de Mayo is absolutely free for interested ladies to attend and no RSVP is required. Throughout the day, merchandise sales and pink bucket raffles will raise funds for Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization that offers breast cancer survivors a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.  Simms Fishing Products will conclude the event with a cocktail and networking party in the lobby of their corporate office.

The River’s Edge West is located next to the Simms Fishing Products at 59 North Star Lane, Bozeman, MT 59718. Simms Fishing Products is located at 177 Garden Drive, Bozeman MT 59718

Women's Fly Fishing School - Beginner
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Women’s Fly Fishing School – Beginner

Come join Sarah Clark of The River’s Edge for a fun day of learning the basics of fly-fishing in a women’s only environment. This one-day class will include both indoor and outdoor instruction and will cover topics such as: equipment selection, basic entomology, fly selection, need-to-know knots, casting instruction and fly shop layout. Each participant will receive a booklet containing information on the topics covered. The class is designed for the beginner angler, but is also a great refresher for the intermediate angler. Rental rods supplied for those who do not have their own rod/reel set-up. *MT Fishing License NOT required

*Participants should call the River’s Edge-West at (406) 284-2401 for further information or to sign up & reserve their spot.

TWO Dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 13th 9:00 – 3:30
  • Saturday, September 16th 9:00 – 3:30

Cost: $50

Where: The River’s Edge - WEST

Maximum Participants: 10 per class