Tag Archives: kids fly fishing

Photo: Last-Cast Brookie of a Lifetime

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions


Will Yantis refused to give up on his dream of landing a huge Maine brook trout.
Photo courtesy Will Lillard

When Will Yantis signed up for the 2018 Maine Teen Fly-Fishing Expedition (his fourth trip with us), he had one thing on his mind: redemption for the brook trout of a lifetime he had lost on the same . . .

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Classic Pro Tips: 3 Steps to Teaching Teens to Fly Fish

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions


Teens are among the hardest groups to engage in a new activity.
Photos by Will Lillard

Before I led Lillard Fly Fishing Expedition’s first teen fly fishing adventure, I sat down for a beer with TU’s Director of Youth Education, Franklin Tate. We talked about the success TU has. . .

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5 Tips for Taking a Kid on a Guided Trip

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


That big smile suggests that this youngster is hooked for life.
Photos by Kip Vieth

This is the year. You‘ve been thinking about exposing a kid to the wonderful sport of fly fishing, and you’ve decided that he or she is ready. What better way to do it than to take them on a guided . . .

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5 Tips for Successful Fly-Fishing Family Outings

Written by: Kaitlin Barnhart


Few things are more rewarding than sharing your passion for the outdoors with your kids.
Photo by Kyla Kulp

I held the stamped envelope, full of spring soccer sign up forms, in the mail slot for a few seconds before letting go—committing to a spring of weekend plans. Sure, I can stand in a river in the . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Get Your Family Into Fly Fishing

Written by: Ryan Newman, Rocky Mountain Outfitters


A trout doesn’t have to be this big to put a smile on a kid’s face.
Photo courtesy Ryan Newman

Fly Fishing is becoming more and more of a family adventure. A lot of our guests at Rocky Mountain Outfitters come as families to Park City or Salt Lake City, Utah. Oftentimes, they. . .

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Photos: Matthew and “El Rojo Toro”

Written by: Toby Swank, Fins & Feathers Fly Shop


Young Matthew put in the time, under tough conditions, and saw his effort pay off in a big way.
Photos by Toby Swank

It’s day three, and the wind is blowing 20 out of the north–down from 30 to 40 the last two days. The water is dirty, stirred-up by the steady gale deviating from the prevailing norm. The sun is to my . . .

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Classic Video: The Fishiest Little Crick On Earth


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dry Run Creek is a stream in Arkansas that is open only to children under 16 and qualified handicapped anglers. That leaves the rest of us to just watch and drool. Yet another example of George Bernard Shaw’s brilliant observation: . . .

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