Through Trout Unlimited & the Federation of Fly Fishers, the Boy Scouts are working to help develop young, responsible fly anglers. Some of the requirements to earn the merit badge include safety while fishing, knowledge of different knots, fly tackle, flies, matching the hatch, & all the other basics of the sport. Boy Scouts must demonstrate the knowledge & ability to cast both overhead & roll cast accurately.
In addition to all this, scouts must also be knowledgeable about the local fishing laws & regulations. They must also catch at least one fish & then clean & cook the fish (where local regulations allow).
So why not use your knowledge of the sport to become a counselor for this merit badge for your local boy scout troop? If you have the time, I'm sure they'd love to have the help. Plus, you'd be doing your part to pass the knowledge, enjoyment, & traditions of the sport on to another generation......all while spending time on the water. Sound like a win-win situation to me!!
For more info about the fly fishing merit badge requirements, click HERE.
To learn more about how you can get involved please visit HERE.