River Girls

River Girls: A Flyfishing Book For Young Women

River Girls: A Flyfishing Book For Young Women

A Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal Award winner

Second Edition
Updated and revised coming 2019!

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.”

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River Girls won the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Sports/Recreation Book of the Year Award!

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.


“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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