Reel Fun Fly Fishing program for schools

We recently learned about this wonderful new program, Reel Fun Fly Fishing, which is a comprehensive program developed to teach fly fishing to kids 11-17. The program is designed around the federal standards for Physical Education, so it may be used as part of the PE curriculum in schools.

There are many ways you can get involved to see that this program is included at a school near you.

Watch the video below and then please visit the Reel Fun Fly Fishing website for more details.

Cast a Fly, Catch a Student

If you’re like me, you may have not heard about the National Fishing in Schools Program (NFSP) before. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that until just a short time ago I wasn’t aware of this group, and I tend to keep my ear open to anything involving kids and fly fishing. I’m glad I can no longer say that I’m not aware of the NFSP!

From the NFSP website:

The National Fishing in Schools Program is a nationwide, in school program, that teaches the positive lifetime activity of fishing to students in grades 6-12.  NFSP educates students in how to cast a fly or spincast rod in the school gym while they also learn about fish, insects, aquatic resources, resource stewardship and conservation.

NFSP works in cooperation with state education and fish and wildlife agencies and a network of groups interested in teaching our youth how to fish in schools.

The NFSP’s curriculum, “Cast A Fly…Catch A Student”, using fly rods, was specifically created to address a broad and inclusive framework of National Academic Standards.  Its sequel, “Cast A Lure…Catch A Student”, using spincast rods, will do the same.  The foundation courses are designed to be taught over 10 days and meet 4 standards: Language Arts, Physical Education, Science and Technology.

If you are a teacher who would like to bring the program to your school, or if you’re a parent who would like to learn how your school may qualify, find out all the details about this great program by visiting the National Fishing in Schools Program website: