Northwest Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy
June 22-29, 2024
Shelton, Washington

The academy has reached full enrollment.  Applications for the 2025 academy will be considered this fall. 

Students are offered casting and tying classes on beginner and intermediate tracks.   They are also given classes that cover everything from what fly to use, how to read a rise, how the gear all works together, river hydraulics, 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. 

The Northwest Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy has been helping kids become better fly fishers since 2002.   We are a youth education program of the Washington Council of Trout Unlimited, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.  We are also generously supported by Fly Fishers International, NW Fly Fishing Clubs,  Trout Unlimited Chapters, generous individuals and great local businesses.