Damsels On The Fly opened for business in 2015 with the dream of introducing women to fly fishing. Well, after being in business for a couple of years, the owner, Cyndie Saffell, slightly shifted her focus to sharing her love of fly fishing, and more importantly the beauty of nature, to everyone. Since then, she has worked with an incredible variety of people, especially families! Each person who has gone out on the water with Cyndie has gained some appreciation for the beauty around the Rocky Mountain National Park, all the while having an incredibly fun time!
About Tenkara Fly Fishing
Tenkara is the style of fly fishing that you will be learning about on these adventures. This Japanese method of catching fish is so fun and beautiful because it is so simple. It only employs a rod, a line, and a fly. The simplicity of the materials involved put a larger emphasis on the subtleties of the technique involved in presenting the fly to approaching fish. However, if you’re a Western style fly-fisher or interested in learning such, Cyndie is very familiar with these methods as well.
Unbeatable Private Lessons
Whether you are interested in fishing in the beautiful lakes of the area or the peaceful streams, these ladies will get you in the right situation for you to be successful. You can book a wide variety of trips from a two-hour trip that provides an introduction to fly fishing by showing you the basics, to an entire day trip, which you will spend hiking this beautiful area and wading in lakes and creeks. There is something for everyone in these fishing options.
The truth that the fishing is only a part of what you are really gaining with one of these trips. What you are really doing is immersing yourself in one of the most beautiful areas in the world in a unique way. Something about standing in a creek or river and just waiting makes it one of the most relaxing and cleansing experiences imaginable.
At the end of the day, Damsels On The Fly is about getting away from the complexity of our lives, or things, our communities. Their motto is “Find Your Simple.” This idea is reflected in the simplicity of the Tenkara fishing and the peace that comes with it is something that visitors take with them even after they leave these creeks and lakes.