Heres some interesting facts from the site in the United states. About time for this in South Africa
"One of the great reasons the sport is growing for women is due to the efforts of Casting For Recovery. Casting for Recovery® (CFR), founded in 1996, is a national non-profit support and educational program for breast cancer survivors. Through 2½-day retreats, the sport of fly-fishing is used to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. The effective balance between the physical benefits of the gentle exercise provided by fly-fishing and the counseling curriculum benefits women at any age and any stage of treatment or recovery.

The program allows women to get away from their cancer, while providing support from the medical/psychosocial professionals present at every retreat. Such a great program and a great reason to get women fly fishing.

Fly fishing used to be a, “good ol’ boys” club and the members were older white collar males who made a lot of money and wanted to be associated with an exclusive sport. Statistics now show that one in four of the folks you see standing in a river waving a stick are women fly fishing – probably single and well-to-do."