The Silver Lake Fly Fishing Academy

Held on: June 13th – 15th 2016 (only once per year).

The Silver Lake Fly Fishing Academy strives to educate our youth and adults alike on the proper skills needed to become an accomplished fly fisherman. Each participant will be taught the unique form of a fly fisherman with emphasis on equipment, casting, fly tying, lake and stream safety and etiquette. Individuals will have hands experience with instruction from highly proficient and professional fly fishermen and women from the Eastern Sierra.

Fly fishing is an ideal vehicle to promote a positive future for our natural resources. The last decade has seen a decrease in the interest of sport fishing, particularly among young people. It is the desire of The Silver Lake Fly Fishing Academy to rejuvenate a keen interest in fishing along with promoting conservation and respect for all of our natural resources in the Eastern Sierra region, in particular Silver Lake, Rush Creek and the June Lake Loop.

Classes will focus on:

  • Gear selection
  • Fly casting
  • Fly tying
  • Ethics and etiquette
  • Knot tying
  • Spot identification
  • Water analysis
  • Water safety
  • Conservation
  • Natural Resource Stewardship

Mission Statement:

To provide a safe, educational, and enjoyable place where the youth of today, as well as adults, can learn, experience and implement all skills necessary to become a knowledgeable fly fisherman.

Purpose:

While some of the best stewards of our aquatic resources are anglers, the last decade has seen a decrease in the number of people, primarily youth, becoming involved in the sport of fishing.

The sport of fly fishing is an ideal vehicle for educating youth about stewardship and to ascertain a more positive future for our natural resources. It is an activity that can immerse one in nature and bring about a passion for the care and respect of all our natural resources in the Eastern Sierra region, in particular, Silver Lake and Rush Creek in the June Lake Loop.

Goals:

The main goal of this project is to educate youth and adults on the proper skills needed to become a better fly fisherman. This will be done by educating interested youth and adults on the proper techniques and equipment needed, proper casting techniques, proper lake and stream safety, proper implementation of the actual act of fly fishing and the knowledge necessary to tie individual flies to be used in the actual act of Fly Fishing on lakes and streams.

** All Fly Fishing Academy classes work on a sign up and is limited to the first 12 kids (ages 9-17) that register. To be eligible for the “Intermediate” course you must have taken the “Beginner” course the previous summer. To register e-mail: silverlakefoundation@hotmail.com

Made Possible by a Generous Donation from The Perrin Family

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