Northwest Youth Fly Fishing Academy

June 18 - 24, 2023
Shelton, Washington

The academy offers week-long fly fishing training for 12-16 year-old girls and boys who are new to, or are interested in learning about fly fishing.  Students receive fly casting and tying classes, plus many other fly fishing topics that cover everything from what fly to use, how to read a rise form, how the gear all works together, understanding of how the natural aquatic world works and why it’s important to maintain and improve our fisheries.  The academy experience will propel students on a journey to becoming confident and effective fly fishers as well as future conservation stewards of the aquatic. 

Group photo of fly fishing campers

The Northwest Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy has been helping kids become better fly fishers since 1997.   We are a youth education program made possible by the non-profit Washington Council of Trout Unlimited and the generous support of Fly Fishers International,  NW Fly Fishing Clubs,  Trout Unlimited Chapters, special individuals and generous local businesses.