Tonight just before yoga class, my friend Molly turns to me after busting her hair elastic to see if I have an extra. Quick scan of my pockets and nope, no extra hair elastic. Class is about to start, I suggest we tie a knot in her busted rubber band. She comments that fishing guides are always handy to have around. Nice. Well yes I did tie a knot in her hair elastic and it did hold all through class. Her second comment as we started our first twist, “Hey you should advertise that, Fishing Guide that Can Fix Hair Ties.” Thanks, I am sure that there are less than 1% of the women looking for a fishing guide that the top three criteria includes, can you fix my broken hair elastic?
So, what should my advertising include? What are good subtitles for Riverside Anglers, Outfitter and Fishing Guide Alice Owsley? This was part of the point of including a blog on my website, a place to brag a little, share some fishing knowledge and a few funny stories from the river. So here’s my first blog post. Thank you Molly for the inspiration.
2015 has started with lots of marketing Riverside Anglers, Inc. to a wider audience. I attended two Fly Fishing shows, Denver and Somerset. I picked those two because they were the site of the first Women’s Fly Fishing Showcase at a consumer Fly Fishing show. Brooke Furmisky did a great job organizing the inaugural event. I met several new fly fishing gals and reconnected with old pals. I did presentations at both shows on two different topics, Stalking Trout in Yellowstone Country and Lipstick and Waders: Packing and preparing for a destination trout trip. Expect to see articles on those two subjects here on the blog.
This past weekend I went to the 2nd Casting for Recovery Montana Trailhead Country Pink Pookie Gala in Billings, MT. Sharon Sharosch and her gals have put together an unbelievable event, there were 600 folks in the room to support our local retreat for women with breast cancer. I had a great time connecting with old and new friends.
I will be back in Billings at the Magic City Fly Fishers Expo. I have been asked to give a presentation on women and fly fishing. Come see me at my booth if you are in Billings, March 28th.
I am still guiding trips into Yellowstone this winter and skiing on my days off. I look forward to sharing my adventures through my blog, if you have any comments, please feel free to leave them below!
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