Fly fishing

New fly fishing program for young anglers

JACKSON, Wyo.– The International Game Fish Association (IGFA), in conjunction with Pure Fishing, announced a new fly fishing program for young anglers that launched this summer.

Led by IGFA Trustee Andy Mill, this new program will help young anglers from various locations across the United States learn the joys of fly fishing and the great outdoors. IGFA has worked with the Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School to run these bi-weekly fishing clinics.

“We are excited to reach young anglers in Jackson and help expand IGFA’s footprint in freshwater fly fishing,” said Roy W. Cronacher, Jr., president of IGFA, who resides part-time in Jackson. “We are very grateful for the support of our fellow IGFA Administrator Andy Mill, Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School and Grays who provided the rods and reels for these events.”

This new IGFA program launched in June 2022, in Jackson, Wyoming, where young anglers met every two weeks throughout the summer to hone their fly fishing skills and conservation knowledge. and environmental management. Additional locations are also being explored in Aspen and Vail, Colorado, and Sun Valley, Idaho, and are expected to launch in 2023.

“As an avid fly fisherman, I couldn’t be happier with the launch of this new program,” said IGFA President Jason Schratwieser. “Fly fishing is a great way to engage kids in fishing and promote environmental stewardship.”

The final youth fly fishing seminar will take place on Saturday August 27th and the team is working on expanding the lineup for next summer. For more information on the programs, click here.