Fly fishing summer camp for teens offered

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Trout Unlimited (TU) MadDog Chapter announces year three of their fly fishing camp for Vermont teens ages 13 to 16. Teens interested in either learning the art of fly-fishing or improving their basic skill level alongside some of Vermont’s most accomplished fly anglers, are invited to apply. The 2013 camp is scheduled for Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, June 27 at Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages in Averill, Vt.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Pat Berry supports TU’s educational efforts.  “TU’s Fly Fishing Camp for Teens is an incredible opportunity for 12 young anglers and is dedicated to educating our next generation of fly fishermen and women to help ensure that our precious cold water fisheries here in Vermont will be taken care of well into the future.”

Participants in the five day/four night comprehensive program will learn and practice casting, basic fly tying, knot craft, insect identification, and imitation (entomology), fish identification and behavior (ichthyology), safe wading techniques, angling ethics, and coldwater conservation. Campers will hone their skills on local lakes, ponds, and streams, including the Connecticut River.

Prospective campers are encouraged to apply no later than April 15 to secure a spot for this year’s program. The cost for the 5-day camp is $425. Scholarships may be available on an “as-needed” basis.

For information about the TU Fly Fishing Camp and a video of the camp, go to www.vermonttroutcamp.com, email Ray Daigle, camp director, at vermonttroutcamp@gmail.com, or call him at (802) 793-2819.

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