Carihi Fly Fishing Program

by | Jan 22, 2021 | 2020, Campbell River

Carihi’s Fly Fishing program is honored to have the support of the Campbell River Salmon Foundation! The money donated has been used to connect high school students in Grades 10-12 with the outdoors through the art of fly fishing. Conservation and stewardship are at the core of the student experience. Students enrolled in the program receive credit for two classes, which includes their required English and Science credits. Students read and study the works of conservationists and writers like Roderick Haig-Brown and Van Egan, while also studying learning concepts related to entomology, salmon life cycles, conservation, and ecosystems.

Students who participate leave the class with lifelong fly fishing skills, including casting, knot tying, fly tying, reading the water, safety, and trip preparation skills. Organizations like the Campbell River Salmon Foundation help with the costs and maintenance of essential fly fishing gear. Money spent is used to purchase chest waders, wading boots, fly rods, fly reels, fly line, life jackets, hooks, and fly tying material. All of these items are critical for students to fully appreciate an authentic fly fishing experience, ultimately bridging what they learn in the classroom, to what happens on the river.