Fly Fishing Class for teens on a river

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ORGANIZATION: TROUT UNLIMITED

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20 teenagers in the Village School Online educational program arrive in a bus at Tumbling Trout Fly Shop. The people enter in a line to put on waders a d boots. We need helpers to get this done promptly.

Then, the bus and volunteers in their own vehicles go to Happy Meadows campground (2 miles down the road) and park in a large parking area. As the team leader gives a talk on conservation to the youth, the volunteers assemble 20 rods. All the gear - rods - flies - leader - tippet- split shot - floatant - etc. is provided by Pikes Peak Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The volunteer only needs their own waders, stream side gear and a net.

Each volunteer takes one youth and walks to anywhere they like along the South Platte river and teaches the youth to cast and land a fish safely using a fly.

We like our volunteers to engage the youth on topics related to conservation and to oversee any safety issues such as wading only knee deep, avoiding silty sinking mud, etc.

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About TROUT UNLIMITED

Location:

PO BOX 458, COLORADO SPGS, CO 80901, US

Mission Statement

Pikes Peak Chapter of Trout Unlimited - ​PPCTU strives to conserve, protect, and restore cold-water fisheries resources ​and their watersheds in the Pikes Peak Region and throughout the state of Colorado.

Description

PPCTU defines our role as a leading conservation organization under 3 objectives:
Objective 1

Protect Native Trout: Primary focus for 2022 is on native cutthroats in our Pike Peak Region by focusing on ongoing education, and the initial /reintroduction and maintain Cutthroat trout in the Pikes Peak Region.

Objective 2

Improve AND PROTECT HABITAT (conservation versus recreation): Improve and conserve the cold water habitats and enhance fishing opportunities in the Pikes Peak Region. (notes also include wording to seek opportunities t increase and improve angler access)

Objective 3

Outreach to the Community


Outreach: The primary focus for 2022will be:

  1. Education
  2. Public Relations/Social outreach
  3. Membership Development & Engagement With Multiple fly shops)
  4. Volunteer Development including recognition plan
  5. Programming and Membership Meetings
  6. Financial Development
  7. Special Events -Create three events, two outdoor, one fishing

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Fri May 05, 2023
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

WHERE

Happy Meadows, Lake George, COmeet at Tumbling Trout Fly Shop38283 Hwy 24Lake George, CO 80827

(38.97971,-105.35749)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Sports Coaching
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a full day commitment ending when we break the rods down and put the gear away, usually done by 1 pm. The morning is the hard part, getting all the youth in waders/boot and assembling the rods with flies.
  • You need to know how to tie on flies, read a river for trout lairs, cast a fly rod, set a hook, and handle a trout.

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