April Vokey began fishing as a toddler… by the sixth grade, she was saving her allowance for weekend visits to the local tackle shop where she eventually stocked her hand-me-down Plano box with every lure and bait she could afford.
Counting down the days for the opportunity to attain her driver’s license, by the age of 16 she spent every every summer, fall & winter seeking an escape through the salmon and steelhead migration that wound its way through the countryside.
Such ventures drove her to self-discovery, realization, motivation and a hunger to escape a troubled environment in the city she called home.
After discovering a passion for fly fishing in her teens, April Vokey soon dedicated her entire life to the pursuit, eventually culminating in her founding Fly Gal Ventures in 2007 at age 24. The company was built on the basis of the promotion of both education & encouragement to those who looked to chase their dreams. She has since established herself as a respected authority in the sport and has traveled the globe in pursuit of gamefish on a fly rod.
Her writing has appeared in numerous industry leading publications including Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, and Fly Fusion magazines. In July 2012, April became the first female fly angler to be featured in Outside magazine for their “XX-Factor” segment.
Also a popular TV personality, April has been featured on the Outdoor Channel’s Buccanners and Bones series, 60 Minutes Sports, The Steve Harvey show, Discovery Channel’s Refined and as a host on Fly Nation TV.
She is a FFF certified casting instructor, a fly-tying instructor, an active conservationist, traveling speaker and an eternal student. Please contact [email protected] to enquire about bookings.