Trout Unlimited’s MadDog Chapter announces year three of their fly fishing camp for Vermont teens ages 13 to 16. Teens interested in either learning the art of fly-fishing or improving their basic skill level along side some of Vermont’s most accomplished fly anglers, are invited to apply. The 2013 camp is scheduled for Sunday June 23th through Thursday June 27th at Quimby Country Lodge & Cottages, in Averill, Vermont.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Pat Berry supports TU’s educational efforts. “TU’s Fly Fishing Camp for Teens is an incredible opportunity for twelve young anglers and is 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.”

Participants in the 5 day/4 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.

Our host, 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 a short 15-minute drive from the Connecticut River.

Prospective campers are encouraged to apply no later than April 15 to secure a spot for this year’s program.  The cost for the 5-day camp is $425.  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 information about the TU Fly Fishing Camp and a video of the camp, go to www.vermonttroutcamp.com or e-mail Ray Daigle, camp director, at vermonttroutcamp@gmail.com, or call Ray at 802-793-2819. You can also catch us on the Vermont Outdoor Journal on Vermont Public Television on April 16.

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