Fly Fishing Merit Badge

Fly Fishing Merit Badge Program

Fly Fishing Merit Badge

Join us in Ohiopyle, where we are surrounded by the Laurel Highland's fly-fishing Shangri-la. 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 Small Mouth Bass, you decide what fish you are chasing for the day.

Location:

Youghiogheny River, Meadow Run, Ohiopyle, PA

 

Day 1

Have no fear, we will start at the very beginning! After a brief “classroom” introduction to terminology and bug life, we will head out for some casting practice. A little more time learning the basic knots and attaching flies. Next it is time to get the feet wet. Off to the banks of the Youghiogheny River, to see what fish we can find. Throughout the afternoon you will work on understanding currents and where fish feed.

Day 2

Mornings are for bugs, we will search around and discover what bugs are hatching and the Trout are feeding on. This leads us straight to fishing strategy and fish behavior, then time to break out the rods again. Improving the accuracy of casts, more difficult knots, and fly selection are on the agenda today.
  • 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

 

 
Gear Directions
Guides Photos
Check In Times Check In Location
 9:30 Ohiopyle, PA
Min Age 
River Classification
 12  
Pricing
$129 per person
Lunch:

Deli Style

Duration Dates

2 Days

May 18 & 19, 2013

June 22 & 23, 2013

August 8 & 9, 2013

(The Fly Fishing Merit Badge is available at any time with a minimum of 6 participants)

All fishing equipment provided.
Don't forget your blue card

 


 

 
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"I met Dale on an earlier visit to the shop and really liked him. I made a reservation to fly fish and Dave White was available. What a great guy. Went way out of his way to make it a most enjoyable experience."
J. Litrun - Florida