Fishionista partnered with the WestSlope Chapter Trout Unlimited and the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming for the first ever STREAM Girls day at McCormick Park in Missoula. Girls from the area learned about all aspects of fly flying including bugs that fish eat, equipment, knots, casting and fly tying. Not only did they all earn their Fly Fishing Badge, but took home the flies they tied along with some donated by local fly shops The Missoulian Angler Fly Shop and Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop, a fly box donated by Plano Molding Company and a one-year membership to Trout Unlimited!!
Big thanks to Doc's Gourmet Sandwich Express for supplying lunch for everyone..it was delicious! To our friends at the Watershed Education Network for bringing their expertise on all things buggy and The Orvis Company and Temple Fork Outfitters for the donations of rod and reel combos. They will continue to be used to engage and teach a new generation of fly fishers. Of course, the day just wouldn't have been possible if not for the volunteers that gave of their knowledge and time...thank you!
It was such a wonderful day and we cannot wait for our next event!!