lives in Upperville, Virginia, where she runs a
Fishing School from April through June, which
covers everything from casting to entomology.
offers the same schools based out of Livingston,
She achieved the
in 1997, the second woman
ever to do so, and has
certified new instructors throughout the
She has just
released a DVD,
"The Double Haul," for
She is the author of the best selling
A Guide to Angling Ethics"
published by The
Press in 2004. "This should be
all anglers on fly fishing etiquette!"
and analyzed hundreds
of stories and opinions
worldwide, including those of many noted
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
Rhea has been a strong promoter of the FFF
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
she takes small
groups of fly fishing enthusiasts to
as The Western
States, Labrador, Louisiana, Tierra
del Fuego, Patagonia,
Venezuela, The Bahamas, and Mexico to name a few.
In 1999 Rhea pioneered the
Fishing Courses for the Yellowstone
in Yellowstone National Park. She is also
hire as a guide during the Summer
months in Montana.
When teaching her own schools rather than
specific style or methodology, she believes in
incorporating many and adjusting those to each
She also believes that in order to
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
International Schools. She was Head Instructor
the Becoming an Outdoor Woman
program for the
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
Rhea has served as both a Regional
Director of the FFF. She has worked on the National
Site Selection, the International, and the Outreach
and also served as Awards Chair. Her
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
the FFF's Lew Jewett Lifetime Award.
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