About Us

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions is an adventure education company specializing in wilderness fly fishing trips for adolescents. We are dedicated to leading memorable, exciting, educational, and, most importantly, fun wilderness fly fishing adventures for middle and high school students. Our flagship programs are our 5-20 day long Teen Adventures and Expeditions. We also offer custom wilderness adventures for families, schools, or small groups.

Will Lillard founded Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions while he was earning his M.A. in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. As a fly fisherman and fly fishing guide, Will admired the dedication to conservation and stewardship he noticed among fly fishermen and women. He combined his experiences leading teen adventure education trips, working at a semester school, and guiding with the benefits of service-learning to create LFFE. Our mission is to inspire future generations of confident, independent anglers with a passion for conservation and stewardship. 

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

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Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions
2540 King Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

(828) 577-8204