US Women’s Fly Fishing Team Announced

The United States Women’s Fly Fishing Team (USWFFT) has announced the initial six members of the National Team from which a World Team will be selected to represent the United States in the first ever World Ladies Fly Fishing Championship, scheduled for July 2022.

Women’s Fly Fishing is now sanctioned by the Confederation Internationale de Peche Sportive (CIPS), the world regulating body for competitive fishing in all disciplines, which represents approximately 50 million competitive anglers from 78 different countries worldwide.

The international fly fishing federation of CIPS, the Fédération Internationale de Peche Sportive Mouche (FIPS-Mouche), has been organizing annual world championships since 1981 for adults and since 1998 for youths. Next year’s competition will be the first year the organization will be holding a World Ladies Fly Fishing Championship.

The current members of the National Team of the USWFFT are Ashley Wilmont of State College, Pennsylvania; Carolyn Emery of Ball Ground, Georgia; Lesley Smith of San Diego, California; Lindsay Szofran of Red Lodge, Montana; Tess Weigand of Coburn, Pennsylvania; and Team Captain Madoka Myers of Boulder, Colorado.