I loved fishing with my mentor. I can’t wait to go again! 


The Mayfly Project

Appleton, Wisconsin Project

Project Lead Mentor: Bonnie Richards/ Nate Ratliff

Project location: Appleton, Wisconsin

Year project founded: 2019

Mentors on this team: 4 (currently searching for mentors)

Children mentored to date: 0

Children to be mentored in 2020: 4-6

Local foster care partners: Currently building team

Local companies that support this project: Currently searching for community support and partners.

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Appleton, Wisconsin Project

The Wisconsin Mayfly Project is going to be amazing because Wisconsin has a strong tradition of fishing and our heritage should be cherished and passed on to future generations.The Mayfly Project is important for foster children because it is a great opportunity to connect with nature through fly fishing and experience the outdoors with help from mentors.

Bonnie Richards

Lead Mentor, Appleton, Wisconsin Project

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News & Events

Wet Fly Swing Podcast

Wet Fly Swing Podcast

TMP Founder, Jess Westbrook, is honored to speak with Dave Steward of Wet Fly Swing Podcast recently! Jess Westbrook shares the amazing stories behind the Mayfly Project that he created to help foster kids change their lives with fly fishing. Today, we find out what...

Our 2020 Impact!!

Our 2020 Impact!!

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Giving Tuesday Success, 2020!

Thank You!!! Together, WE DID IT! We hit our goal on Tuesday! For our National Project online, we raised $14,000! For our individual project fundraisers we hit over $20,000!!!! This year, many of our lead mentors, mentors, and friends, all did Facebook fundraisers to...

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Appleton, Wisconsin Project

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