TU's Annual Fly Fishing Summer Camp for Teens
Posted on 02/17/2015
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Media Contact:  Kurt Budliger  vermonttroutcamp@gmail.com  802/223-4022

Vermont Trout Unlimited Launches Fifth
Annual Fly Fishing Summer Camp for Teens

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont Trout Unlimited announces year five of their “Fly Fishing Camp for Vermont Teens,” ages 13 to 16. 

Teens interested in learning the art of fly-fishing or improving their basic skill level alongside some of Vermont’s most accomplished fly anglers, are invited to apply.  The 2015 camp is scheduled for Sunday June 21st through Thursday June 25th at Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages, in Averill, Vermont.
 
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter supports TU’s educational efforts. “TU’s Fly Fishing Camp for Teens is an incredible program dedicated to educating our next generation of fly fishermen and women to help ensure that our precious cold water fisheries here in Vermont will be taken care of well into the future, said Porter.”

Participants in the five-day/four-night comprehensive program will learn and practice casting, basic fly tying, knot craft, insect identification and imitation (entomology), fish identification and behavior (ichthyology) safe wading techniques, angling ethics and coldwater conservation. Campers will hone their skills on local lakes, ponds and streams, including the Connecticut River.

Quimby Country, (www.quimbycountry.com) is Vermont’s oldest sporting lodge and has been in continuous operation since 1894.  Located in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom on Forest Lake and Great Averill Pond, Quimby’s is only a 15-minute drive from the Connecticut River.

Prospective campers are encouraged to apply no later than April 15, 2014 to secure a spot for this year’s program.  The cost for the 5-day camp is $450.  Scholarships may be available on an “as-needed” basis.

Trout Unlimited is a non-profit organization that has dedicated over 50 years to the conservation, protection and restoration of North America’s cold-water fisheries and watersheds.

For complete information about the TU Fly Fishing Camp, an application form, and many videos of the camp, go to www.vermonttroutcamp.com or e-mail Kurt Budliger, camp director, at vermonttroutcamp@gmail.com, or call Kurt at 802-223-4022. 

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