About Heather Hodson
Heather Hodson works hard to play even harder. If she’s not traveling the country running marathons, trying not to crash on her Mt Bike, getting up early to take sunrise photos, frequenting the local breweries for a thirst quenching IPA or saving lives as a Critical Care RN, you’ll probably spot her one of the many rivers in Idaho or Montana jacking line in hopes of catching a trophy trout. Born in Alaska, and growing up in a family that spent many hours hunting and fishing, it’s no wonder Heather has such a love for fly fishing. She’s grown up hunting and fishing but found her love of fly fishing in 2009.
As if Heather doesn’t already have enough on her plate juggling 3 nursing jobs, teaching women fly fishing classes at Silverbow, the local fly shop, designing flies for Catch Fly Fishing, she recently started a women’s fly fishing group in Spokane. Spokane Women on the Fly is a way for women to network in the Inland Northwest. “I love fishing with the guys but want to share my love of fly fishing to other women. Make the sport less intimidating and teach women to the have the confidence to walk into any fly shop and not feel uncomfortable.” Heather has also been a huge advocate for Kiss-N-Release. Kiss the fish, thank them for letting them catch them and then send them on their way.
Sometimes considered a “Rainbow and Unicorn” kind of girl, Heather has the outlook on life to see the good in everyone and everything. This bright shines through with her when she’s on the river with the ladies and teaching them how to fly fish. Recently the group has grown, with more and more women catching their first fish on the fly. “It’s a pretty incredible feeling, to guide someone on the river and have them experience the feeling of a tight line”!