Fellow guide, Mandy Hertzfeld, and I had the pleasure of guiding a wonderful group or women at Minturn Anglers’ private water at Sweetwater Ranch as part of their Women’s Wellness Weekend. The fish were biting and the wine was flowing. My favorite aspects of guiding- getting women more involved in fly fishing (no longer a male-only sport), sharing my passion while helping to educate on conservation. These women were not afraid to get a little dirty and boy did we ever! A brief hike down to the lower pond through some mud and muck and the occasional yanking of stuck legs and we were on the water. After all the fishing was over, the ladies were treated to an after fishing spread fit for a Queen and of course, more wine. Nobody was in a hurry to leave this little slice of heaven and more than once commented on how much better this was compared to a day at the spa.Editor’s Note: Heather Lee is a g uide who is new to Minturn Anglers in 2014. She’s proven herself to us this summer and even guides men, if they ask nicely.