TU Youth Programs

Class of 2009 Northwest Youth Conservation & Fly-fishing Academy



The NWYCFFA is a program sponsored by the Washington Council of Trout Unlimited. The purpose of this program is to introduce young adults (ages 12 - 16) to the sport of fly fishing.  The academy is held annually at the Panhandle Lake 4-H Camp, which is located near Shelton, WA.  In 2024, dates for the academy are June 22-29.  More information can be found at https://nwycffa.com. 

Fly fishing-related topics that will be covered include -
  • Fly Casting
  • Fly tying
  • Fly fishing gear
  • Fish biology
  • Entomology 101 & creek bug crawl
  • Fishing knots,
  • Fisheries conservation & stewardship
  • Which fly to use
  • Fishing tactics & techniques
  • Invasive species
  • River fly fishing
  • Lake fly fishing
The Three Rivers chapter will help to pay fees associated with attending the academy.  If you are interested in attending the academy and would like assistance from the chapter, please contact us at - 3riverstu@gmail.com.