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Why Women Fish

It isn’t to get a suntan or read a book—women fish for as many unique reasons as there are sizes and shapes of women. Barb Carey of WI Women Fish has met hundreds of them and learned something very important in the process.

“Women want to feel safe, safe in a lot of ways,” shared founder Carey of this 10-year-strong organization that promotes women fishing together in the upper Midwest. Perhaps safe from ridicule is one of the factors. “Our events give women the information they need to learn in a safe, family-friendly way. That is why we have such big turnouts. They trust us.”

Trust—it’s hard to earn and easy to lose. That’s why Barb holds it so precious with her group of gals. It can be a big group, too. Several hundred will attend an event that WI Women Fish gets behind.

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