….Take A Kid Fishing. Why? Because you should….it’s good for them and it great for you. Yesterday, two dozen 8th and 10th graders had the opportunity to fish with a dozen fishing guides from West Yellowstone. Not only did the kids hook a bunch of trout, they had the chance to hang out on one of the finest fisheries in the world (most for the first time ever) with people from their own community who care about the experiences children have when growing up. Getting kids outside and showing them the outdoors is something that should be at the forefront in every town- especially small communities like West Yellowstone which are so close to the mountains and rivers of southwest Montana.
I would like to thank all those who donated their time, energy and gear which helped to make this happen – whether it was guided fishing, gear or lunches, this could not have happened with out all of you. About a year ago, I wrote a letter to some friends at Patagonia asking them to donate boots and waders to FOAM’s TAKF fishing program. They responded with a dozen sets of brand spanking new waders and boots in small sizes to fit the school kids. That’s about $6000 in fishing gear……a thank you is not enough……but thanks Mark and Bart – you guys rock. These boots and waders are part of FOAM’s TAKF program and travel around the state to be used in different communities.