Rhea lives in Upperville, Virginia, where she runs a

 

Fly Fishing School from April through June, which

 

 covers everything from casting to entomology. She

 

also offers the same schools based out of Livingston,

 

Montana in the Summer.



She achieved the FFF Master Instructor designation

 

in 1997, the second woman ever to do so, and has

 

certified new instructors throughout the US.

 

She has just released a DVD, "The Double Haul," for

 

both students and instructors, which can be purchased at          www.thebookmailer.com / 800-874-4171

            

She is the author of the best selling book, "ROD

 

RAGE, A Guide to Angling Ethics" published by The

 

Lyons Press in 2004. "This should be required reading

 

for all anglers on fly fishing etiquette!" Rhea compiled

 

and analyzed hundreds of stories and opinions

 

worldwide, including those of many noted experts on

 

both on- and - off stream behavior: what is good,

 

what is bad and what to do about it. Her slide show

 

on the same topic is not only fun, but also important

 

for our survival, and can be booked for clubs or

 

events.

 



Rhea has been a strong promoter of the FFF Casting

 

Instructor Certification Program. This is a program

 

conceived by Mel Krieger and designed to help solidify

 

standards and bring reliability and dependability to

 

casting instruction worldwide.



As President of Mayfly Adventures she takes small

 

groups of fly fishing enthusiasts to such destinations

 

as The Western States, Labrador, Louisiana, Tierra

 

del Fuego, Patagonia, Chile, Costa Rica, Belize,

 

Venezuela, The Bahamas, and Mexico to name a few.



In 1999 Rhea pioneered the Women's and Children's

 

SummerFly Fishing Courses for the Yellowstone Institute,

 

 in Yellowstone National Park. She is also available for

 

 hire as a guide during the Summer months in Montana.



When teaching her own schools rather than teaching

 

one specific style or methodology, she believes in

 

incorporating many and adjusting those to each

 

individual student. She also believes that in order to

 

learn, at any age, it must be fun!



She has been an Instructor at the famous Wulff

 

School of Fly Fishing as well as for The Mel Krieger

 

International Schools. She was Head Instructor for

 

the Becoming an Outdoor Woman program for the

 

state of Vermont.



Rhea was the Associate Producer of the acclaimed

 

and successful video “Joan Wulff's Dynamics of Fly

 

Casting,” and “Fly Fishing with Kids,” a nonprofit

 

video shot in Argentina with Mel Krieger in 2001.

 



Rhea has served as both a Regional and National

 

Director of the FFF. She has worked on the National

 

Site Selection, the International, and the Outreach

 

Committees and also served as Awards Chair. Her

 

accolades include being described by everyone as, “a

 

full time ambassador for the sport.”

Rhea was honored as the Federation of Fly Fishers'

 

“1999 Woman of the Year, ” and in 2003 received

 

the FFF's Lew Jewett Lifetime Award.

 

 

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