River Girls: A Flyfishing Book For Young Women is now available at your favorite book store, Amazon.com, or order from this site and get an autographed copy! See our Order Page!
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  • River Girls is a book in which four girls, just like you, each tell the story of how they began fly fishing and why they think you should give it a try.  Besides their stories, there's lots of information and comments from the girls on how to get started, the gear and how to use it, places to go fly fishing, illustrations of how to cast, pictures of girls out enjoying fly fishing, and much more.

  • So, how do you know if fly fishing might be a sport for you? Well, if you’re a girl who enjoys nature, someone who likes spending time around water and who wants to learn new skills, you should definitely give fly fishing a try.  The River Girls and their book are here to help.

River Girls won the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Sports/Recreation Book of the Year Award!
Here's part of the press release:

New York, May 31, 2007— Big Earth Publishing is proud to announce that Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf has received the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Sports/Recreation Book of the Year Award for her groundbreaking new book River Girls: Flyfishing for Young Women.

The Benjamin Franklin Award, named in honor of America’s most cherished printer and publisher, recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Publications, grouped by genre, are judged for design and editorial merit by top practitioners in each field.

In River Girls, the first flyfishing book ever geared toward teaching young women the sport, Kleinkauf uses the real-life experiences of four young women to create an informative and engaging introduction for pre-teen and teenage girls. Covering everything from casting to choosing flies, Kleinkauf conveys the idea the flyfishing is not only more challenging than other types of fishing, it’s more fun, too. And, it is definitely not just a sport for boys.

Here's what others are saying about River Girls...

”This book should rival Curtis Creek Manifesto as the ideal "beginners" book. I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of sex.”
                       Leland Miyawaki, the Fishing Manager of the Orvis Store in Bellevue, WA

 “Chock full of good information and engaging stories”
                       Trout Magazine, Fall 2006

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