In honor of Father’s Day–and since Tom is still out on the road-we’ve pulled a popular show from the archives on how to teach young people how to fly fish. Tom should be back next week with your questions. . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
We hope a lot kids receive new fly rods during the holidays this year, but that means someone has to teach these youngsters to cast. One sure way to discourage a young would-be fly caster, . . .
Written by: George Daniel, Livin On The Fly
George Daniel’s kids solved their strike-detection problems by switching to brightly colored flies.
Photo by George Daniel
The heavy rainfall on my home waters this summer has left me two options: head north to fish the mountain streams, or deal with the high water. I’m happy to do either one. Normally, I would be . . .
Wow. Seriously, this is one of the most moving videos we have ever featured on the Fly Fishing blog. “My First Fish” the story of a five-year-old boy’s first experience with steelhead, and it’s. . .
Written by: Mike Lembke, Wollaston Lake Lodge
Nick took to the fly rod quickly, after years of wanting to try it.
Photos courtesy Wollaston Lake Lodge
Young Nick is becoming quite the outdoorsman. While fishing at Wollaston Lake Lodge with his family for the past few years, he kept eyeing the fly rod as his next challenge. After a few . . .
Derek Olthuis with a stunning bull trout.
Photo courtesy Derek Olthuis
This week, Orvis Ambassador Derek Olthuis and I talk about fishing with your kids and family. Derek has three young children, and he fishes as much as anyone I know, so he has some great tips . . .
Written by: Paul Fersen
Who needs a trout when a creek chub can elicit a smile like that?
Photo of Brennon Hill by Jon Hill
For those of us who love fishing, very few things engender more passion in our lives—with the exception of our children. Our children become the center of our universe the moment they. . .
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 . . .