S.A.R.E.P. Youth Fly Fishing Program- NY

Alberto Rey is an inspiring artist and fly fisherman who, along with Mike Conley, founded the S.A.R.E.P. Youth Flyfishing Program shortly after attending Sportfishing and Aquatic Resource Educational Programming (S.A.R.E.P.) through the Cornell Cooperative in 1998.

“S.A.R.E.P. Youth Flyfishing Program is an educational program that provides children with information and experiences related to aquatic resources, conservation, ethics, and fly fishing. Fly fishing has a long history of integrating these elements into the core of the sport. The ethics of the program promotes “catch and release” as well as respect for fellow fisherman and the land on which one fishes. It is our goal to protect the species and the land for future generations. Our program closely ties together the importance of understanding nature with the rewarding act of fly fishing…

…S.A.R.E.P. Youth Fly fishing Program is a not-for-profit volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of the fly fishing industry and of public and private donors. It provides programming to the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County and to middle and high schools in the area. S.A.R.E.P. Youth Fly fishing Program provides workshops to an average of 350 children a year.”

To learn more about this program visit Alberto Rey’s website. While you’re there check out his beautiful artistic creations as well. Oh, and he is also an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide!




  1. Tyler Rice says:

    SAREP stands for Sporfishing Aquatic Resource Education Program. I was certified by the program in the late 90’s as well

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