Youth Fly Fishers Wanted
Posted on November 20th, 2011 by Fly Fishing Canada
Fly Fishing Canada is currently seeking young, avid fly fishers between the ages of 13 – 18 who are interested in trying out for a spot on the Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team. Members of our national teams travel the world to compete and represent Canada at national and international competitions and conservation symposiums. A program that has recently been implemented by Fly Fishing Canada is hoping to pair young, upcoming fly fishers with seasoned-members of our national teams, in order to mentor and groom them for international competitions.
Todd Oishi, Fly fishing Canada's chairman of national competitions, will be holding clinics and evaluations in the Lower Mainland area of British Columbia over the coming months, and will be forwarding his recommendations to the head coach of the national youth team. Oishi is no stranger to the international stage, having competed with Team Canada at the World Championships of Fly Fishing five times. These international fly fishing competitions have provided him with the opportunity to learn new techniques, network with fishermen from all over the world and discuss conservation-related issues and concerns. Those opportunities exist for the next generation of anglers and can be a very positive experience.
Please contact Todd Oishi if you or someone who you know might be interested in trying out for a spot on the Canadian Youth National Fly Fishing Team or for information on becoming a sponsor.