Posted: Sep 12, 2013 7:44 AM by Tara Oster - MTN News
KALISPELL - You may have seen some rather extravagantly decorated trailers roll through town over the past couple of days.
They're part of a group called Sisters on the Fly, a group of women from across the country who are joined together by their love of camping, fly-fishing, and vintage trailers.
"Sisters on the Fly is an awful lot about empowering women through extraordinary outdoor adventures," explained Wanda Flanagan.
Flanagan, Sister #1570 and Susan Howard, Sister #1565 join more than 4,000 women nationwide - and this week, dozens of them are gathering at Whitefish Mountain Resort for an event called Fish the Fish.
"We have girls coming from 14 different states this time. Caravaning from California, Wyoming, Colorado," Howard said.
The women are opening up their vintage trailers for tours to the public on Saturday, and there'll also be a fly-fishing expo and free casting competitions.
The event also raises money for Casting for Recovery. "Fly-fishing is very good with the motion and the exercises that they need to do," explained Howard.
"And it is a life-changing experience for these women," Wanda added.
The money raised at Fish the Fish will be used to send local breast cancer survivors to a Casting for Recovery retreat in West Glacier.
The fashionably adventurous sisters say these get-togethers are great ways to connect with women from all walks of life.
They've even gone international as 15 Canadian sisters have recently become a part of Sisters on the Fly.
There will be around 60 vintage trailers will be on display in Whitefish on Saturday, with tours available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.