Trout Unlimited To Launch Fly Fishing Camp

Trout Unlimited's MadDog Chapter has announced the launch of a fly fishing summer camp for Vermont teens ages 13 to 15. Young people interested in learning the art of fly fishing or improving their basic skills are invited to apply to camp which is scheduled for June 23-26 at Quimby Country in Averill, Vermont.


"A camp experience dedicated to educating our next generation of fly fishermen and women will help ensure that our precious cold water fisheries here in Vermont will be taken care of well into the future," says Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry.

This 4 day/3 night comprehensive program will cover casting, tackle and knot craft, insect identification and imitation, safe wading technique and angling ethics, coldwater conservation, basic fly tying, and the history of fly fishing and tackle. And of course, campers will have plenty of time to hone their skills along side some of Vermont's most accomplished fly anglers on the local lakes, ponds, streams and rivers.

The host, Quimby Country, is Vermont's oldest sporting camp. Quimby's has been in continuous operation since 1894 and is located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom on Forest Lake and Great Averill Pond and is a short 15-minute drive to the Connecticut River.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for Vermont youth to experience fishing in a remote and pristine setting with a group of their peers. They'll learn the art of fly fishing, a tradition with a rich history here in the Green Mountain state and at Quimby's," says Warren Coleman, the camp's director.


Prospective campers are encouraged to apply no later than May 15, 2011 to secure a spot for this year's camp program. Trout Unlimited is a non-profit, 50-year old organization dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of North America's cold water fisheries and their watersheds.

For additional information about the Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Camp including a camper's brochure, FAQs, and how to volunteer or become a sponsor go to www.maddogtu.org or email Warren Coleman, the camp director, at vermonttroutcamp@gmail.com, or call Warren at 802/233-7906.

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