Stoking the Fire for the Next Generation

Last week, Orvis held its semi-annual Kids Fishing Derby at the ponds beside the flagship retail store in Manchester, Vermont. It’s an opportunity to introduce kids to the joys of fly fishing, as well as a way for the folks at the store to remove some of the larger fish from the population to ensure the health of all. This year’s deby was quite a success, although those big ol’ trout are awfully wily and more difficult to catch than you’d image a semi-“tame” fish to be. All the kids had a wonderful time, as evidenced by the big smiles in the pictures below.


Orvis Eastern ELOG Coordinator Scott McEnaney shows off a trophy
rainbow trout for a youngster.

photo by Lauren Mazzotta


Think he’s having a good time?

photo by Lauren Mazzotta


Orvis Fly Fishing School Head Instructor Truel Myers offers instruction
to a future fly-fishing enthusiast.

photo by Lauren Mazzotta


She can’t believe what she caught!

photo by Lauren Mazzotta


High fives were in order once the big fish came to the net.

photo by Lauren Mazzotta


Most of the kids had never seen such big trout and were shocked when
they saw these beauties up close.

photo by Lauren Mazzotta


Prizes were awarded for biggest fly-caught trout, biggest caught by a boy, and biggest caught by a girl.

photo by Lauren Mazzotta

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