During the second quarter of the twentieth century, women in the fly-fishing industry began to be readily recognized for their contributions. Gender barriers still persisted, and women often found it challenging to fit into a male-dominated sport, whether it was the clothing, the equipment, or event formats. Women persevered, though, and began to compete more often, set astonishing records, and carve niches in the fly-fishing industry that exist to this day. These generations of women demonstrated to a mainstream audience that gender was not a barrier in the sport.