Wild & Found is a Canadian blog, and the author (Erin MacDonald) enjoys sharing information and advocating for women in the outdoors. This blog features brands that create products for female anglers. SaraBella Fishing is thrilled to make the list, and we love what Erin is all about. NOTE: the author was not compensated in any way in making this list.
Thanks to Jim Thull of Montana State University library for interviewing SaraBella CEO, April Archer, for the Angling Oral History Project. Professor Thull is making an active effort to include more stories from females in the fly fishing industry for this audio collection. We LOVE this! In the interview, April discusses her opinions on conservation, the outdoor industry, her role with Colorado Women Flyfishers, and her passion for “smart beautiful fishing”.
We’re ecstatic that Anglers All is carrying SaraBella fly rods! April & JT purchased their first rods at Anglers All, 17 years ago….and now they’ve come “Full Circle” to offer their Colorado-made fly rods at this great shop. Stop by to say hi, cast, and purchase your next SaraBella fly rod! Our rods are also available through their website, and you can add SaraBella rods to your “wish list”!
We love that Anglers All added Courtney Despos, one of our awesome SaraBella Allies, to their team. This shop is offering female anglers excellent equipment, education, and a positive customer service experience.
Read the article by Anglers All, “Full Circle with SaraBella Fly Rods“.
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We’re honored to see SaraBella rods in the women’s gear guide for Outside Magazine ~ 40th Anniversary XX Factor Issue “The New Icons: the Future of Adventure is Female” Page 44. This is what we’re all about!!!
By April Archer
Finding joy in fly-fishing’s physical and mental benefits
There’s something wonderful about water. Outside of the obvious necessity for life, it does a tremendous amount for us as humans, for our psyche, for our well-being.
Water has a direct correlation to aiding with mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. By simply hearing its sounds and watching its motion, one’s blood pressure can drop as the stress of our day-to-day lives slowly fades away.
Read the full article at http://denverlifemagazine.com
BEFORE APRIL ARCHER cofounded Denver-based SaraBella Fishing—makers of women-specific fly rods—she’d already noticed an influx of female flyfishers to the sport. But as an angler herself, fishing since she was a toddler and flyfishing for the past 16 years, she also recognized that there was a distinct lack of women-specific gear.
“I started to pay more attention to what was available for women, and became frustrated at what was and wasn’t out there,” says Archer. “Some companies have a women’s line, but it’s a sliver of their market, not their main focus.”