Thank you Sponsors, Members, Volunteers, Exhibitors & Guests!
The Fair was a Great Success!
Want to learn more about the sport of fly fishing and have some fun? Come by the Kids’ Corral in the show hall Thursday through Saturday at the Fair! Learn about the bugs that fish eat, tie a fly, learn a new knot by tying it yourself, see what’s inside a fish, and learn a basic cast! Join other youth for some fun and learn stuff about fly fishing!
Do you know of any youth that are interested in learning about fly fishing? If you do, then sign them up for the annual FFI Fly Fishing Fair Youth Camp. We are excited to be in Boise, ID. for the fly fishing event and teach youth about the sport of fly fishing.
This year’s Youth Camp will be held on August 9-10 and will be an exciting two-day program, full of learning, fun and fishing. It is designed for ages 8-17 and will offer a wide variety of angling and aquatic education topics.
Instruction topics include entomology, fly tying, equipment and accessories, explanation of the balanced system, angler ethics, fishing safety, to following regulations, catch and release, fly casting and finally, FISHING. The class will qualify a Boy Scout towards the Fly Fishing Merit Badge (need: scout’s leader name & address. A letter will be sent to the Boy Scout Master with the items that were accomplished).
The camp will begin each day at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. with a lunch break (lunch included) around noon. Anyone with special dietary needs, please attend to those individually. Please make mention of any allergy or diet restrictions when registering. The first day will be held at the Boise Centre, downtown Boise, in a classroom setting. The casting portion will be conducted on the second day at Ann Morrison Park, and the Fishing portion will be at Julia Davis Park. We will meet the second day at Ann Morrison Park next to the Boise River at 9a.m.
Be prepared for weather. Rain may not prevent continuing the program, but should high wind or lightning be present, we will make alternate arrangements. Participants need a good hat/cap, sunglasses, sun screen, safety glasses for eye protection and a water bottle, along with any rescue medications needed also indicate any health issues or concerns when registering so we can be flexible to adapt to whatever conditions exist. We will all have a great time and a good experience.
Class will be limited to the first 20 registrants for each day. All youth 11 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Folks interested in volunteering for this event, HERE to sign up. Volunteers will be needed to ensure the youth are safe and having fun. A number of the youth will be new to fly fishing and guidance will be appreciated.
For questions feel free to email email@example.com or call 253-278-0061. I’m looking forward to meeting our participants and another great FFI Youth Camp experience.
Mike Clancy, Life Member FFI, Member WSCFFI Council, Co-Director NWYCFF Academy
Fill out the registration form on page 16 in the Registration Guide and include the information to register your youth. OR If you (parent/guardian) are NOT planning to attend the Fly Fishing Fair but want to sign your youth up for the camp, fill out the attendee and the youth camp section only on pg. 16 of the Guide and send in your payment, or feel free to contact the FFI office at 406-222-9369 to sign up.