Enjoying the sport on their own terms

For some real insight into why women take up fly fishing, get a copy of Barbara Klutinis’ DVD, “Stepping into the Stream.”

This 43-minute video captures the spirit of women who enjoy the sport on their own terms. Klutinis is a former teacher of film studies at Skyline College and San Francisco State University.

The majority of women begin fishing because their father or their spouse was an angler and got them interested, but men are not the reason women stay with the sport.

Fly fishing gives a woman freedom and reflects the essence of her life and soul. Through interviews with female anglers, Barbara parts the waters revealing a woman’s character conveyed through the power of moving water.

Through a mere camera lens, women expose their fears, frailties, strengths, goals, hopes, courage and personal insights all because they “stepped into a stream.”

Watching through that lens becomes the medium connecting one creature to another, revealing their commonality and the will to survive and weather the good and bad currents as we drift through life.


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