Flies for Kids 2019
Flies for Kids started in 2013 with an idea from Kevin McKay of maineflyfish.com to try to make it easier for kids to get into fly tying. Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop joined forces with Kevin because they thought this was a great thing to do. There are many children out there who would love to get into fly fishing or fly tying but they have no one in their life that does either. The last few years Flies for Kids was such a great success that it continues year after year. Flies For Kids has raised enough money to buy 200 fly tying kits at a generous discount from Wapsi.
Flies for Kids
Flies for Kids was created because there are many children out there who would love to get into fly fishing and fly tying but they have no one in their life that does either. For the past 5 years Flies for Kids has raised enough money to buy almost 200 fly tying kits at a generous discount from Wapsi. Most of those kits have been given to children who expressed an interest in learning to tie their own flies.
Here is how it works
Fly tiers from around the country donate flies that we put into Cliff Bugger Beast fly boxes donated by Cliff Outdoors and waterproof swing leaf boxes donated by EBFS. As each fly box fills to capacity we add another fly box and start to fill that one.
We sell raffle tickets for chances to win the entire selection of flies and fly boxes that we’ve accumulated. Tickets are $10.00 each. We draw a winner the night after our Fly Fishing Expo which will be held on March 30th, 2019
All that we ask of the tiers who donate flies is that they donate new, unused flies. Please don’t empty your fly box and send us those old, rusted, chewed up, fished once, flies that you’re glad to be rid of. Honestly, we won’t use those flies. These flies are meant to attract people to donate by purchasing raffle tickets.
We’d like to thank the hundreds of tiers that have generously donated flies to Flies for Kids over the past 5 years. We’d also like to thank everyone who purchased raffle tickets. The money that you spent is as much a donation to the kids as it is a chance to win all of the flies.
Please send flies or money for raffle tickets, including your name, phone number and address to;
Eldredge Bros Fly Shop
P. O. Box 69
1480 US Rt. 1
Cape Neddick, Me. 03902
ATTN: Flies for Kids
Email any questions that you might have to firstname.lastname@example.org