Local fly fishers from the Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers/ Shasta Mayflies will again be sponsoring six youths, ages 10 through 15, to attend a week long fly fishing camp this summer. It is the mission of the club to spread fly fishing knowledge and enjoyment to the next generation, as well as help them learn to appreciate our local streams, rivers, and lakes. For the past seventeen years, The Fly Shop of Redding has run a kid’s Fish Camp, currently being held at its private preserve, Antelope Creek Ranch, near Weed. The experienced pros at this camp teach youth various casting techniques, how to select and tie on artificial flies, how to read the waters, and how to land and safely release the fish they catch. Other fun parts of the camp experience include great meals, nightly campfires, fly tying classes, and group games.
These scholarships will be for camp sessions held in June and July of 2015. Each session is limited to 20 campers. The full $795 cost of the five-day / four-night program, including accommodations, meals, and equipment, will be covered for six youths ages 10 through 15 by the Shasta Trinity Fishers and Shasta Mayflies scholarships.
Although youths from all over the United States attend these summer sessions of Fish Camp, only those from Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity counties are eligible to participate in this contest to win one of the six scholarships. Any youth age 10 through 15 who would like to apply for a scholarship, is asked to complete a one-page application available via the internet at shastatrinityflyfishers.org/Projects/Kids Camp , or www.theflyshop.com, or by a call to Ralph Lestarjette of the Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers at 530-524-9975.
For complete information about Fish Camp, go to www.theflyshop.com and click on “Schools/Camps/Kids’ Fish Camps.” Completed applications should be sent to Fish Camp Scholarships, P.O. Box 990002, Redding, CA 96099-0002. All submissions must be received by April 2, 2015. Winners and alternates will be announced and notified by April 13, 2015 by the Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers / Shasta Mayflies.
– Press Release