MONTPELIER - Trout Unlimited's MadDog Chapter has announced the launch of a fly fishing summer camp for Vermont teens ages 13 to 15. Young people interested in learning the art of fly fishing or improving their basic skills are invited to apply to camp which is scheduled for June 23-26 at Quimby Country in Averill.
This four day comprehensive program will cover casting, tackle and knot craft, insect identification and imitation, safe wading technique and angling ethics, coldwater conservation, basic fly tying, and the history of fly fishing and tackle. Campers will have plenty of time to hone skills on the local lakes, ponds, streams and rivers.
The host, Quimby Country, is Vermont's oldest sporting camp. Quimby's has been in continuous operation since 1894 and is located in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom on Forest Lake and Great Averill Pond.
Prospective campers are encouraged to apply no later than May 15, to secure a spot for this year's camp program. Trout Unlimited is a non-profit, 50-year old organization dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of North America's cold water fisheries and their watersheds. For details, call 233-7906.