Andras Outfitters Kids Fly Fishing Camp

This summer Andras Outfitters proudly presents the first annual kids fly fishing camp in Ashland, Oregon!

The five-day camp will cover equipment 101, fly casting (straight line and roll casts), knot and fly tying, what trout eat, where to fish for them in streams and how to catch and release native rainbow and cutthroat trout.

For more information please visit

West Yellowstone Kids do some learning and fly fishing


From the West Yellowstone News comes a great article.

Science class had a fishy twist to it last Tuesday as 18 West Yellowstone School students participated in the Take-a-Kid Fishing Program.

The eighth-grade science and Biology II classes, along with teacher Sara Hoovler, hopped on a bus and met up with 12 volunteers for a day of guided fly-fishing on the Madison River.

Vehicles brimming with a variety of flies, waders, fly rods, boots and extra layers of clothing were lined up at the Three Dollar Bridge parking area as students got off the bus and suited up for the water.

Dennis Alverson, a former director of the Fishing Outfitters Association of Montana, tried the program out in Livingston and local outfitter Joe Moore wanted to bring it to West Yellowstone.

“All of the FOAM board members were together. We thought, ‘Let’s take this back to our communities,'” Moore said.


Read the rest of this excellent story HERE

Support fly fishing camp scholarships

Will Lilliard runs Lilliard Fly Fishing Expeditions, a business dedicated to introducing teens to fly fishing and conservation. The mission statement says,  “Transforming interests in fly fishing and backcountry camping into an understanding of, and passion for environmental conservation.”

We discovered Will’s program several months ago and were immediately impressed. Recently Will contacted us to let us know that Lilliard Fly Fishing Expeditions has awarded their first full scholarship. The recipient is Matthew Owen. Will first heard about Matthew and the challenges he has had to face on the Orvis fishing blog:

Owen is a passionate fly fisherman who Will is pleased to have join in the 17 day Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Expedition.

Will wrote to  us:

With our trips right around the corner we are looking to help fill some last spots with $1,500 – $2,500 scholarships for the right students. If you know of any students/families who might be interested and could help spread the word about these great opportunities it would be much appreciated.

And so we here at Take Kids Fly Fishing are asking our friends for help. If you or someone you know is interested and able to help sponsor a deserving teen like Owen, please contact Will Lilliard through his website:

You can also help by simply spreading the word.

Oregon fly fishing camp for kids

The Clackamas River Chapter & The Oregon Council of Trout Unlimited offer an annual Youth Fly Fishing camp. The dates for 2012  are August 2, 3, 4, 5. The camp is open to boys and girls age 10-14. Parents/guardians may also attend.

For more details please click HERE


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.

Scholarships to the Northwest Youth Conservation & Fly Fishing Camp

Northwest Fly Anglers, a family-oriented fly fishing club, will be sponsoring 2 lucky kids to attend the annual Northwest Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy. The Academy is designed to educate 12 to 16 year old boys and girls about the importance of conservation and resource stewardship. To download an application, please visit the Northwest Fly Anglers website.

The Olympia Chapter Trout Unlimited and the South Sound Fly Fishers will again host the Academy at the Gwinwood Conference Center on Hicks Lake in Lacey, Washington from June 24 through 30, 2012. For more information about the Academy, please see our category of fly fishing camps and classes or click HERE.

Sierra Trout Camp for kids 9 to 14

North Bay (California) Chapter of Trout Unlimited  is pleased to announce its first annual Sierra Trout Camp for boys and girls 9 to 14. This weekend event will be held June 15-17th, 2012 at the internationally renowned UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station located on Sagehen Creek, just 10 miles north of Truckee, CA.

For more information and a registration form, click HERE. Applications must be received by April 12, 2012.

Green Mountain Fly Fishing Camp (Vermont )

Green Mountain Fly Fishing Camp is New England’s newest destination camp providing kids between 10 and 15 years of age an incredibly unique, 5 day/4 night experience in one of Vermont’s most pristine settings.

In today’s digital age children have more distractions than ever before that cause a disconnect from the natural world.

At Green Mountain Fly Fishing Camp our goal is to inspire our campers to engage in activities that promote a deeper understanding and connection with the outdoors, our aquatic resources and ultimately, themselves!

Green Mountain Fly Fishing Camp employs a professional staff of guides and instructors with a dedication to introducing our campers to the wonderful world of fly fishing in a way that is safe, fun and sure to leave a lifelong impression!

For 2012, the camp will be  July 8th through 12th. Click here for registration information.

Scholarship opportunities for kids to learn to fly fish

From the Red Bluff Daily News:


Local fly fishers from the Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers and Shasta Mayflies will again be sponsoring six youth, ages 10 through 15, to attend a week-long fly fishing camp this summer.

To read the full article, click HERE.

This is none other than the camp put on by The Fly Shop, which is listed here on our website under Fly Fishing Classes and Camps

10 Year old ties flies

Kids love everything about fly fishing and 10 year-old Thomas Drummey is certainly no exception. He was 8 years old when he first began tying flies and has led tying clinics at several festivals and outdoor stores, including the L.L. Bean Store in West Lebanon, N.H. Read the full article in the Battleboro (Vermont) Reformer.


Article by Becky Karush, photo by Zachary P. Stephens