14-16 year-old students
May 10-12, 2024
*Scholarship support available
At the Stepping Stones Program, fly fishing serves as a springboard to learn about fisheries biology, conservation, and leadership skill development. After the program, students continue their involvement with community outreach through education, service, media engagement, creative arts, and outdoor mentorship projects.
Below are a few highlights of the Fly Fishing program curriculum.
Students will dive into the history of fly fishing, gaining insights into its cultural significance and ecological impact.
Students learn the principles of responsible angling while exploring the ethical considerations integral to sustainable fishing practices.
Students collect, identify, and learn about macroinvertebrates role as indicators of stream quality.
Students engage with professionals to learn the art of tying their own fly!
Students are mentored on how cast a fly rod and spend an evening fly fishing to practice what they have learned.
Stepping Stones Program is a Wildlife Leadership Academy program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Association.