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Fly Fishing Ambassador Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf
Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf

Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf

Fly Fishing
Hometown
Anchorage, AK
Resides
Anchorage, AK
Considered Alaska’s leading female fly fishing instructor, fly tier and fishing guide, “Pudge” provides exceptional on-the-water fly fishing instruction and guided trips for women and couples throughout Alaska. A retired professor and lawyer, she’s the contributing editor for Fish Alaska Magazine, an author of four books, and makes appearances in PBS’s Alaska Magazine Television series. Pudge has worked to help found Alaska’s Casting for Recovery program.
Career Highlights
  • Worked as a teacher in both middle and high school
  • Earned a master of social work degree (MSW)
  • Worked as an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Ongoing work as a legislative lobbyist
  • Retired professor and attorney
  • Owner of Women’s Flyfishing®, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Author of Pacific Salmon Flies: New Ties & Old
    Standbys
    , Fly Fishing for Alaska's Arctic Grayling:
    Sailfish of the North
    ,
    River Girls: Fly Fishing for Young Women, and
    Fly Fishing Women Explore Alaska