Juliana’s Anglers Annual Fly Fishing School
and Warm-up Weekend for Women

June 1-3, 2018

Our school is held annually at the beginning of Fly Fishing Season in New York. If you are interested in our annual school, check out the general information below and the detailed description under Upcoming Events. 

The Juliana's will be renaming our school in memory of former Club President Linda Hotchkiss, who passed away unexpectedly on July 1, 2017 while visiting Ireland.

A Juliana’s tradition for more than two decades, the Juliana’s Fly Fishing School and Warm-up Weekend for Women caters to women who have never held a fly rod as well as advanced anglers looking to shake off the winter cobwebs and improve their technique. The weekend is marked by good cheer, outstanding food, laughter, and friends both old and new. Our instructors are as happy to be there as you are and gladly share their knowledge  and experience in order to give you the skills and confidence you need to get out on the water and fly fish. New anglers receive classroom, dry land, and river instruction covering topics beginning with theory, equipment, knots, flies, casting, reading water, hooking fish, landing fish, and releasing fish so we can catch them again later! Our advanced anglers receive more individualized instruction and a tune up before heading out to fish local waters with a shared guide. Both groups come together at the end of the day for the camaraderie and fun!

Once again, we will be returning to Ten Mile River Preserve in Dover Plains, NY – just 80 miles from NYC. The Ten Mile River Preserve has on site lodging and encompases over 3,000 acres of land and 3 1/2 miles of private fishing water on the Ten Mile River as well as a casting pond. 

The all inclusive weekend includes:

  • Small group and individualized casting instruction.
  • Classroom sessions: Learn essential fishing knots, basic gear and tackle know-how, stream entomology, how to read water and fly selection, as well as an introduction to fly tying.
  • On-the-water instruction: Get practical experience with our instructors to learn safe wading, approach & presentation, hooking, playing, landing, and releasing fish.
  • Advanced anglers will have the opportunity to practice and correct their technique as well as learn new casts before fishing local rivers with a shared guide on Saturday.
  • Meals – we begin Friday night with a gourmet meal at the Old Drover’s Inn in Dover Plains. On Saturday, we have breakfast, lunch, and another gourmet dinner at the Ten Mile River Preserve. We will conclude Sunday after breakfast. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on Friday and wine and beer are included with your dinner on Saturday, you are free to BYOB.
  • Two nights (double occupancy) lodging at Ten Mile River Preserve. We traditionally enjoy s’mores and fish tales around the fire pit Saturday night after dinner and have full use of the lodge facilities at Ten Mile River Preserve during our stay. 
  • Anglers are welcome to fish the Ten Mile River or local rivers on Sunday. If interested, a round of sporting clays with or without instruction can be arranged for an additional charge.

Costs and registration

This year's school will be $550.00/per angler, double occupancy. Each room has its own full bathroom. 

We are only limited by our boundless enthusiasm and the number of beds available. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. All rooms are double-occupancy, if you wish to specify a roommate, please indicate it on your registration form. Also please indicate any special dietary concerns – we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

Please check out or Upcoming Events for more detailed information.

Have more questions? Please send us an email at info@julianasanglers.com.