Richardson Lake (NEWSCENTER Maine) -- Women are coming to the sport of fly fishing in droves. Maine Women Flyfishers helps them make the first step.

"We're trying to make women realize that you don't have to have fancy equipment. You can fish with a $90 rod and reel combination," said Evelyn King who leads the group.

She keeps members informed on Facebook and for those who want more privacy, she maintains an email list.

Recently the group advertised a trip to the Lakewood Camps in the Rangeley Lakes.

"We advertised it and we had 26 people sign up in three hours. They were eager to go," said King.

Any woman who is interested in joining the group should click on the link and request to join the Maine Women Flyfishers group. Membership is free.