Boy Scouts Fly Fishing Merit Badge

Fly Fishing Merit Badge

If your Scouts are looking for a fun experience as well as a merit badge, the Wilderness Voyageurs Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge Program is the way to go.

 

Join us in Ohiopyle, where we are surrounded by the Laurel Highland’s fly-fishing paradise. A short cast out the back door will land in the Youghiogheny River, and a long cast out the front door will land in Meadow Run. Within the boundaries of Ohiopyle State Park, you can choose from more than 25 miles of fishable water. Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout or Smallmouth Bass; you decide what fish you are chasing for the day.

 

Day 1

Location: Youghiogheny River, Meadow Run, Ohiopyle, PA

We’re starting from the very beginning! After a brief introduction to fishing terminology and bug life, we will head out for some casting practice, then learn some basic knots and fly techniques. We’ll then take off for the banks of the Youghiogheny River to fish. Throughout the afternoon you will work on understanding currents and where fish are feeding.

 

Day 2

Mornings are for bugs, we will search around and discover the bugs that are hatching and the bugs the fish are eating. This leads us straight to fishing strategy and fish behavior. Then it’s time to break out the rods again, and we’ll work on improving the accuracy of casts, more difficult knots and fly selection.

All merit badge requirements will be met except for the cleaning and cooking of fish. We practice a catch and release ethic during all of our trips and clinics.

Attend as a unit or individually

Wilderness Voyageurs will provide all necessary fishing equipment: Fly rods, Tippet, Fly Line, Flies, instructors, and lunch

You provide a great attitude and desire to learn, also bring a pair of old tennis shoes for wading in the water, and pack wool socks for keeping your feet a comfortable temperature.

Participants receive a 10% discount on all fly-fishing merchandise at our store.

Fly Fishing Resources
  • Trout Unlimited – the national voice for Trout fishing and rivers conservation.
  • Family Tyes – A Pittsburgh based club that introduces youth to Fly tying
  • paflyfish.com – Resource site for all things fly fishing in Pennsylvania

“Our Boy Scout Troop 440 absolutely loves Wilderness Voyageurs. Its a highlight of our year and one of the first trips to get back on the plan for next year. The guides know what they’re doing, they have a great sense of humor and everyone has fun.

~B. Pratt – Maryland

Trip Information

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Trip Time - Days

Check In Location
Ohiopyle, PA
Check In Times

9:30

Season

Pre determined dates are available for anyone to participate, or the Fly Fishing Merit Badge is available at any time with a minimum of 6 participants.

12

Minimum Age

Lunch

Deli Style

Gear

All fishing equipment provided!
Don’t forget your blue card

Guide Assisted
  • Per Person

    $135
  • The below dates are available for any scout to participate, no minimum number required.  You may reserve on line or call our office to reserve.

2016 Dates

June 25 & 26

Aug 4 & 5

If you have a group of 6 or more scouts we can schedule this badge any day.

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