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After attending a huge national maritime expo where less than 5% of all attendees were women, and practically every single one of them attended the one small breakaway session meant for women (by the one maker of women's gear) I was inspired to highlight their work. This is Nelly Hand of Drifters Fish, her own company which runs boats out of Alaska. I knew I shouldn't be struck by how beautiful and petite she is, but I was. And I was even more struck by how easily she tossed about gear and managed equipment. And no, I reminded myself, it didn't matter what gender she is, or how big or how burly. This young woman can fish!
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Patricia Fortlage
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After attending a huge national maritime expo where less than 5% of all attendees were women, and practically every single one of them attended the one small breakaway session meant for women (by the one maker of women's gear) I was inspired to highlight their work.  This is Nelly Hand of Drifters Fish, her own company which runs boats out of Alaska.  I knew I shouldn't be struck by how beautiful and petite she is, but I was.  And I was even more struck by how easily she tossed about gear and managed equipment.  And no, I reminded myself, it didn't matter what gender she is, or how big or how burly.  This young woman can fish!<br />
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