I am not a guide. I can’t teach you how to cast. I certainly can’t teach you how to tie flies (I’m still learning myself!)…
But, I can teach you how to pee outside.
As a woman who got into fly-fishing because of her male counterpart, initially I assumed that there would be an outhouse nearby or that a facility would magically appear every time I needed to “go”. I quickly learned that this was far from the truth. Sure, there are those glorious luxuries available in some areas… Just not in any of the ones I seem to fish near.
So, here is the truth, ladies: If you want to fly-fish, you are gonna have to learn how to pee outside. Oh- and it’s important to know how to avoid urinating on your wader straps. Trust me, I’ve done that before. Just hold onto them while you’re doing your business, and you’re good to go.
Without going into unnecessary details, just remember two key pointers:
1) Look before you squat. You never want to find yourself in an embarrassing predicament with your rear in full view of a road behind you.
2) Don’t make a big deal about it. Especially if you are fishing with dudes. Just casually make your way into the woods or behind a log jam on the bank, do your business, and get back to fishing. It’s as simple as that.
And there you have it. A few simple words of wisdom from a gal who once learned the hard way.
Happy fishing ladies!
“Swing Flies, Be Happy.”