Wanda teaches fly fishing and conducts instructional guiding classes locally in Tennessee and Georgia, as well as nationally at International Federation of Fly Fishing (IFFF) expos, Trout Unlimited festivals, club events and fly fishing conclaves and shows. Her topics range from how to fly fish in fresh and saltwater, destination fly fishing, mentoring others into the sport and her fly fishing life story.
Her awards and achievements of “Firsts” are many. Wanda was the first woman certified by the FFI as a Master Certified Casting Instructor (MCCI). She was the first woman Orvis-Endorsed guide in the Southeastern United States. She was awarded the Southeastern FFI 2005 Woman of the Year Award and in 2008 the FFI South East Council Award of Excellence. This award was given to Wanda for her work with breast cancer survivors of “Casting for Recovery,” the Georgia Women Fly Fishers “Casting For Confidence,” as well as, for her teaching and testing activities for the FFI Certified Casting Instructors program. Wanda is also an ambassador for the Goodwill Guides and Project Healing Waters nonprofit organizations.
Wanda has been an Advisory Staff Member of Temple Fork Outfitters rods and equipment for many years and is also on the Pro Staff of Chota Outdoor Gear and is an Ambassador for Aqua Design and Maven Fly technical clothing for women anglers.
2017 has been a busy year for Wanda with many “Firsts” including first Pike, walleye and grayling on a fly, first kayaking and snorkeling with beluga whales in the Arctic Ocean in the Polar capitol of the world.
She is a board member and retreat leader for www.castingcarolinas.com . Retreat leader and guide for www.projecthealingwaters.org
To learn more about Wanda, visit: www.wandataylorflyfishing.com and/or www.tforods.com
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