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The Chesapeake Women Anglers (CWA) is a women’s fly fishing club with members residing in and around the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area including MD, VA and beyond.

We share skills by teaching each other while on the water and in the classroom and by writing articles for our quarterly newsletter. We meet monthly to fish on local waters in the mid-Atlantic/Chesapeake Bay area and by way of our destination trips explore more distant waters together.

We partner with environmental groups to improve our waters, take part in community events, and socialize at our annual events.

Become a member so you can learn about the great places we fish, share the camaraderie and create your own stories. Membership is open to adult persons age 18 and over. We hope to see you on the water!

Favorite Fishing Spot?

If you have a favorite fishing spot that you would like to share with others please let us know. It can be a half day, a full day or an overnight outing. Please send a note through the Contact form on our website or email pres@ChesapeakeWomenAnglers.org to discuss details. You don’t have to be an expert. You just need to be willing to help take some folks to your favorite spot. We all love to fish new places with new people.

Upcoming Events

CWA/Orvis Fly Tying Event

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Introduction to Fly Tying (PFBC)

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rapidan Trout Unlimited Fly-Fishing Show

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

CWA Activities

CWA Zoom Meetup February 25

Join us as local Orvis Endorsed Guide Bryan Donoway of Flys in Disguise talks about the upcoming “Brood X” Cicada hatch this spring and ties his favorite patterns to imitate this amazing insect that will have the trout looking up for weeks. Bryan, having personally experienced this hatch 17 years ago on the Gunpowder and Savage River watersheds, says this will be some of the best trout fishing you will experience in your lifetime!
February 3rd, 2021|Categories: CWA News|Tags: |

Fly fishing: What is it, and why is it so popular?

Fly fishing, one of the most enduring and enchanting pursuits in the world, is finding legions of new followers during the coronavirus pandemic. Jeff Glor looks at the birthplace of American fly fishing, and spends time with a writer who has been at it for over 50 years, and the Queen of American fly fishing, who has been practicing for over nine decades.

September 15th, 2020|Categories: CWA News|Tags: , |
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