Hi Fishe® Friends!
We have big news to kick off 2018! See the press release below for more info!
Anchorage, AK - as of Jan. 1, 2018, Fishe® Wear founder, Linda Leary, is the proud new owner of Women’s Flyfishing™, an Alaska-based company that has been offering classes and guided fly fishing trips for more than 30 years. The company will continue to offer classes and trips, with a 2018 schedule coming out soon.
Women’s Flyfishing was founded by Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf and for 31 years she has worked tirelessly to share her passion for fly fishing with women. Kleinkauf is highly regarded in the fly fishing industry for her expertise and is seen as a legend and pioneer in the sport. In her retirement, Kleinkauf will continue furthering the sport through her writing endeavors. She has published five award-winning books and is a frequent contributor to fly fishing magazines around the country.
“I’m ecstatic that Linda decided to acquire Women’s Flyfishing,” said Kleinkauf, “to move it toward more and more opportunities for women in the world of fly fishing.”
Fishe Wear owner and founder, Linda Leary, shares Kleinkauf’s passion for the sport and mission to grow women’s participation in fly fishing. The company will offer classes in spring 2018 and guided trips throughout Alaska, from Nome to Cordova, during the summer.
“I look forward to carrying Pudge’s legacy into the future,” said Leary, “and building on the community she has spent years cultivating.”
No stranger to fly fishing, Leary founded Fishe Wear with a desire to bring functional, fashionable and comfortable clothing options to women who fish. Leary has been fly fishing her entire life and the Fishe products are inspired by her own experiences. Now, under the same owner, Women’s Flyfishing and Fishe Wear will work in-sync to outfit, educate and empower more women to take up fly fishing.