Yellowstone Adventure 2 - Update 4

Hi all,

For the last two days of the trip, the boys floated the world famous Madison River. Everyone caught fish and had a good time despite the poor weather conditions. Half of the group floated while the other half fished other rivers in the area. It was great to get to see how much this group has grown as fisherman over the course of the trip. Working on things like hook sets and clean drifts while floating, the crew looked good and confident.

The group also gave back to the community by completing two trash cleanups at various boat put-ins on the Madison. We had a phenomenal banquet dinner that consisted of steak, focaccia cheesy bread, salad, beans and rice, and a chocolate cake to finish it off. We've had a lot of fun the last two weeks - we've watched a group of guys build great friendships, develop confidence in themselves, support each other, and share knowledge they have. We hope they've taken away not only fishing skills, but an appreciation for these awesome places and the resources that come with it. We head to the airport bright and early. Thanks for sharing your kids with us - we sure enjoyed it! 

Until next time,

Shane, Jacob, and Hunt.

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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