Our First All Girls Expedition

As you may have noticed, we have been working hard on expanding our trip offerings to provide new and exciting wilderness experiences for our participants over the past few years.  We have added trips to exciting and exotic locations such as Ascension Bay in the Yucatan and the fly fishing paradise of the Wind River mountain range in Wyoming.  And while we certainly get excited about these new trips, our newest addition probably has us the most thrilled!  LFFE is running its first trip dedicated solely for girls in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer.  


This trip will be led by female guides, and is solely for girls entering 9th grade to girls entering their freshman year of college.  The dates are July 14 - 23, with arrival and departure at Denver International Airport.  This trip will be focused on backpacking to some secluded alpine lakes near tree-line in America's highest national park.  These lakes are full of native trout who rarely see pressure from anglers, and the fishing is lights out during the short alpine summer.  After their time in the park, and a community service project, the girls will hunt for trophy brown and rainbow trout on the world-class Colorado River before heading home.


Our mission is to inspire future generations of conservationists through hands-on experiences with wild places.  We believe that fly fishing is the perfect vehicle to explore many of our natural places across the country and in our own backyards.  Participation in outdoor activities has stagnated or declined across much of the U.S., but women’s participation in fly fishing has been increasing significantly over the past decade.  We hope to encourage this trend, and so we are proud that we are finally able to offer one of our incredible Expeditions as an all-female trip.  Please share this information with anyone you may think would be interested, and let's get more people involved in fly fishing and conservation!


Tight Lines,

Charlie Parr

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