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Educating young people about wild fish… It needs to be done.

I have been thinking allot about the fishing Industry. What I am seeing is kinda scary. The numbers of young people getting in the sport is dwindling. There seems to be a generation gap in the anglers of at least the northwest.
Looking back on my fishing Career I remember somethings like they were yesterday others I have forgotten. The early memories of fly fishing have stuck with me though my adult life the early victories and defeats. The places that fly fishing has taken me and the joy as a guide I have brought to others is huge. I have build my life around this wonderful sport. The casting, the people, my friends, the fish themselves. I want to share the experience with others not keep the ideals of this to myself and not let the stories pass like wild through desert grass.
What i am thinking of doing is giving a discounted guide rate to any person that brings a young person on the trip. This would be for both trout and steelhead trips. The age slot I was thinking was between 14 and 20. Was thinking about 50-75 dollars off for trout and 100 off for steelhead.
Let me know what you out there think. I want to at least try to get the next group of anglers started the right way.

It is time for these!!

September Caddis?? Lots of these around.

Yep, Skaters!!! Plenty of October Caddis around. We have great water temps for aggressive fish. Now we have come to the idea that there are not going to be a ton of fish what better way to take or even locate that one fish a day.

What a perfect picture. The best time to fish October caddis on the surface. Sunset.

ACA

The American Casting Association has become the future of American fly casting. I am not only a member but I am going to help support these guys as much as I can. We need a governing body here in America for the casting events.
After attending the World Championships, I saw first hand the dedication and organization of some of the other countries in the world. I have to say we are way behind. Thanks to Steve Rejeff for having any organization at all. As I am a Spey caster, I want to help these guys organize National Championships, and qualifying events for thing l;ike the World Championships.
I believe that even small events, if organized properly cant help us grow the sport as a country and will better prepare everyone for better and harder events. I have competed internationally now for the past couple of years we need this as inspired casters as a group (the distance spey casters) and as a country.
Here is a link. Take a look and join. It will benefit all of us.  Join the ACA.