Thank you for wanting to help at the academy. You’re part of a team consisting of three Co-Directors, an Academy Leader, Ghillies and Instructors. Our mission is to help students discover the wonders we experience when fly fishing.
How can you help?
Share your fishing skill sets that will help students from 12 – 16 years old, understand why we fish with flies.
Assist students with fly casting, knot tying, fly tying and river or lake fishing.
You can be the mentor to a young and eager to learn student that doesn’t know anything about wind knots let along how to prevent one.
You are key in making a student’s time at the academy a great experience.
Fly Tying Instructor
Teach groups of students how to tie a specific fly.
Fly Tying Assistant
Assist students with tying flies during class and free time.
Bring your vise but we have all the materials and tools.
Knot Tying Instructor
Teach students how to tie a Uni Knot, an Improved Clinch Knot and a Surgeons Knot..
If your a Certified Casting Instructor or a Master Casting Instructor you could lead our beginner or intermediate students to becoming more proficient casters.
Assist the Casting Instructor
Help teach the basic overhead, haul, double haul and roll casts to beginners.
Intermediate students will get into curve casts , pile casts and mending.
Bring your 5 wt. with floating line.
Lake Fishing Mentors
Help students gear up and choose good locations to fish.
Be a mentor on the water to assist students with fly selections, casting methods and techniques .
If you have a boat that does not need a trailer to launch, bring it and go for a ride/fish with the student.
And when off duty feel free to fish our stocked lake.
Stream Fishing Mentor
We travel 25 minutes from camp to a pre selected creek/river fishing location where you could help students gear up and choose good locations to fish.
Mentor students on fishing techniques, river etiquette, how to set a hook, play a fish, land it and release it unharmed.
You will be wade fishing in shallow locations and know that the students are restricted to wading only up to their knees.
Qualification and Skill Sets
Vaccinated and boosted is preferred, but not a requirement.
You must be a Fly Fisher (non-negotiable).
You enjoy being in the company of kids 12-16 years old.
Your willing to share fly fishing tricks you learned ages ago.
Have a caring personality.
Endure a 10 minute Pre-Academy Briefing
Learn about student with unique needs that may be in your group.
Review the Emergency Plan in case bad things happen.
Learn what are the key components of the Trout Unlimited Sex Abuse Policy
Boat Fishing Rules
River Fishing Rules
T.U. National Background Check required for all overnighters.