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Women make up only 2% of the maritime industry—this exec is working to bring more women into boating.
We never had a boat growing up, but parents still did their best to get me out on the water. Banks, beaches, creeks… I learned to find fish in any little puddle. The nostalgia of those warm summer nights camping, crabbing and fishing San Luis Pass bridges and Texas City Dike is a what I find myself chasing and passing down to the next generation. Being apart of a movement to get more folks outdoors and on the water is imperative to our future and I am so honored to recognized as a partner in this space to get more women on the water. - Cindy
How to wear a neck gaiter | Columbia
July 9th, 2021
From the classic neck wrap to the creative “wanna-beanie,” here are all of the best ways to wear a neck gaiter.
If you love playing outside in the hot weather, neck gaiters are an essential part of your summer wardrobe. Whether it’s fishing, hiking, biking, or kayaking, they keep you cool during outdoor activities while also protecting your skin from the sun. That said, how to wear them isn’t always straightforward. To help you figure out the right look for your sport and lifestyle, check out our photo gallery of the best ways to wear a neck gaiter.
Publications and Appearances
APR 22, 2021
BAD ASH IS PRESENTED BY NEXT ADVENTURE //
Connecting with others of like minded interests and initiatives is vital to me. I have been blessed over the years in the fishing and outdoors with a network of friends and inspiring anglers, content creators and stewards of our environment. I met Ashley Nicole Lewis and this group of incredible women through collaborations with The Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation/Takemefishing.org and Yamaha Outboards. Recently, Ash reached out to us for an impromptu Q&A and catch up via Zoom as the recent times have somewhat hindered our travels and activities as a group.
Check out this highlight and look for the full length video this Spring with Break Out with Bad Ash!
Want to stay in touch with these amazing women? Here's how...
Debbie Hanson https://www.instagram.com/shefishes2/
Cindy Nguyen https://www.instagram.com/sidtx/
Nicole Jacobs https://www.instagram.com/nicolefishing/
Ashley Nichole Lewis https://www.instagram.com/badashoutdoors/
100 Women of Color Remember Their First Encounter With Racism—And How They Overcame It
Tiffany Haddish, Patti LaBelle, Secretary Deb Haaland, Misty Copeland, Gayle King, and dozens more remind us that words matter.
By Monica Chon
Mar 25, 2021
Growing up, we lived near Houston, and I remember being in the car with my parents on the way to Pasadena when another vehicle tried to pull us over. This was when I was really young. And you know, there's the KKK out here, so I remember my dad was like, ‘Don't stop, don't stop.’ Every time I go to Pasadena, that's the first thing I think about.
Then when I was in high school, one of my friends got a rebel flag tattoo. Even now, I'll still see a rebel flag being flown in my neighborhood. I don't know how some people feel about it but to me, it's definitely a sign of racism. It doesn't belong here.” — Cindy Nguyen, Fishing athlete
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You can find a sweet write up on my last project for 2019 with Columbia Sportswear in the March/April issue of Florida Sport Fishing Magazine thanks to Micah Simoneaux, Kelly Groce, Johnny Lu and Ryan Lambert!
We were warned of tough conditions, but forged on and Capt. Todd Seither made it happen for another solid trip for this crew in the memory bank!!
Texas Snook with Capt. Brian Barrera
March 01, 2019
Nothing makes me more excited than seeing my friends and family catch a new species and this time, I got to get in on my first Texas Snook as well! My friend Kelly Groce and I headed down to South Padre Island to check off our first TEXAS SNOOK with Capt. Brian Barrera last month with success!
Check out Kelly's write up in the Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine for March 2019.
July 19, 2018
Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine - These are our picks for the “30 Most Influential Female Anglers in North America,” as of July 2018. Although it’s organized alphabetically by last name, additions and other changes to this list are determined by a proprietary algorithm developed by Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine. That algorithm measures not just the number of followers, friends, and fans on social media, but—more importantly—activity levels, engagement, and influence. Congratulations to each of these impressive women!
TAKEMEFISHING.ORG | 7 TOP FEMALE ANGLERS MAKING WAVES ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA by Debbie Hanson
The top female anglers in the fishing community are women who inspire and empower other women to get out on the water by setting a strong example. Let's tip our lucky fishing hats to a group of women aren't as much about being famous female anglers, as they are about consistently demonstrating that they don’t wait for respect, they simply reel it in. These seven top female anglers have been making waves in the fishing community and across social media with darn good reason.
Sport Fishing Magazine | Women Who Love Fishing and Have Beaten Its Barriers Three generations talk about the evolution of women in fishing by Chris Woodard
June 01, 2018
While much has bWhile much has been written over the past 65 years about men and fishing, and most articles focus on men and techniques and tackle designed by men, a good number of women have fished in the background — and yes, often as girlfriends or spouses. However, a hardcore minority comprising at least three generations of women since the mid-1950s have wanted more: They’ve learned their knots, paid their dues, and if they were lucky enough, traveled and fished worldwide.een written over the past 65 years about s, and if they were lucky enough, traveled and fished worldwide.
Columbia PFG | Sun & Ski Crawfish Boil
May 19, 2018
Love PFG? We're celebrating Columbia Sportswear's new PFG footwear with a free crawfish boil (while supplies last)!
Come try on Columbia PFG shoes 5/19 from 12 PM - 2 PM at Sun & Ski - Katy and Columbia Sportswear will donate $5 to Boys and Girls Country of Houston for every pair tired on at the event. Also enjoy lawn games, live DJ, giveaways, meet n' great with Columbia Sport Fishing Ambassador Cindy Nguyen Fishing and more. Find a pair of PFG shoes you love, make a purchase and receive a FREE Columbia PFG dry bag gift!
Relax for some lunch thanks to Crawdad's!: crawfish, sausage, potatoes, corn, sweet tea, lemonade and cobbler dessert.
RSVP to catch all the fun and bring a friend or two! Click here to get your official RSVP ticket: URL: http://columbiacrawfishboil.eventbrite.com?n...
January 09, 2018
Texas boasts a rich history of successful female anglers. Here are profiles of some of today’s best.
EP. 19 | ‘Sportswomen You Ought To Know’ — Cindy Nguyen Of Columbia PFG by Gabriella Hoffman
November 01, 2017
Interview with Gabriella Hoffman
Cindy discussed the following with me:
How she developed her love of fishing and Texas
Her role with Columbia Sportswear
How to involve more women in fishing / Hurricane Harvey aftermath
Her dream / memorable fishing trip
A Fishing Story TV | WFN - World Fishing Network
January 09, 2017
Cindy Nguyen is a Columbia Sportswear sponsored Athlete on the PFG team and passionate fisherwoman.
We hope you're enjoying season 3 as we gear up to take you for a Texas topwater bite!
Join us this weekend as she walks us through her family’s journey to America and how it has shaped her life. @sidtx
Saturday January 14th at 11 a.m. ET
WFN - World Fishing Network
Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series | This show has been running since I was running on the beach in my pampers..
January 21, 2017
I had the honor to join NBC Sports George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing and his all-star faculty again as he embarked on his 30th year tour of the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series with Bass Pro Shops, Mako Boats & Columbia Sportswear! This one was special to me as it was in Pasadena, TX right down the street from home.
It was an awesome day to share with anglers in the area. Looking forward to next year.
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2017 Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series - Jan. 15, 2017
January 15, 2017
Who's going to join us in PASADENA, TEXAS next month? I may just pull your name for some serious fishing gear!
Honored to join NBC Sports George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing and his allstar faculty again as he embarks on his 30th year tour of the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series with Bass Pro Shops, Mako Boats & Columbia Sportswear!
Come talk redfishy with me! 💁 🎣 🐟
Register here ➡ http://bit.ly/2h640f3
WideOpenSpaces.com | FISH LIKE A GIRL: 6 WOMEN INSPIRING OTHERS TO FISH
Posted by Fin and Field
August 21, 2016
Each of these anglers is an example of how to follow your passion, excel at what you do, and leave the sport better for the next generation.
August 15, 2016
Last week we highlighted 6 female hunters that are role models for anyone in the sport, or anyone thinking about taking up hunting. This week we will feature 6 women who have built their lives and careers around sport fishing. Each of these anglers is an examples of how to follow your passion, excel at what you do, and leave the sport better for the next generation. Here is to finding your next adventure and taking back the phrase “like a girl”!
Who's going to join us in Savanah, GA?
November 01, 2015
Stoked to join NBC Sports George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing on his 29th tour of Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series with Bass Pro Shops, Mako Boats & Columbia Sportswear!
Come talk redfishy with me! 💁 🎣 🐟
Savanah, GA - Feb. 6th
Biloxi, MS - March 5th
BD would like to introduce you to Cindy Nguyen and invite you to hear her story and share her passion for fishing.
By BD Staff - Feb 1, 2016
Viking Kayaks USA is happy to announce Cindy Nguyen as a new member of the Viking Pro Team for 2016.
Sportfishing Magazine | Hot Summer Action: Costa Rica by Chris Woodward
July 2, 2015
by Chris Woodward
Columbia pro staffer Cindy Nguyen dances with a tail-walking sailfish. An accomplished inshore and fly fisherman, Nguyen had never caught a billfish. Her enthusiasm for the fight was infectious to the rest of us. One truth I documented with our all-women team: This trip was all about fun and encouragement.
We love fish. Sure, catch and release is our norm as itâ€™s the only way to protect game fish-from Native Trout to Sailfish and Marlin. But sometimes, in areas where the fish population isnâ€™t endangered and regulations allow, we have the honor of taking a few of natureâ€™s bounty home for dinner. We spoke with Columbia athlete and ace angler, Cindy Nguyen, about how she became involved in this sport of sports.
Meet Cindy Nguyen, Professional Angler, is the latest addition to the Columbia PFG Team and the first woman to join the group. We caught up with her in her home in Texas, where she was gearing up for another great redfish season.
Posted by Brad Smith
July 29, 2015
These women have been making a fast-paced rise in the fishing industry lately and it has been absolutely epic to watch. From big name sponsors, to television shows, to thousands upon thousands of followers on social media, these fishing female celebrities are helping to take fishing to a whole new level of inclusion.
The following list of fishing female celebrities has been compiled based on a number of criteria but most importantly, it is their reach in the fishing industry that has caught our, and the fishing public’s, attention.
EXPERT TACTICS CATCH POMPANO ON BOTH FLORIDA COASTS.
BY DAVE LEAR FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Thank you Florida Sportsman magazine for sharing my Assisted DIY Bonefishing adventure in December's Tropical Sportsman Roundup.
December 31, 2013
A week of stalking the elusive gray ghost was a humbling and most thrilling experience as an angler. I am grateful for the memories and friends made at Longislandbonefishing Lodge. Till next time ..
Expert Tactics Catch Pompano on Both Florida Coasts