I never knew I could be so good at fly fishing. Than you for teaching me!


The Mayfly Project

Birmingham, Alabama Project

Project Lead Mentor: Casey Campbell

Project Co-Lead Mentor: Hugh Cheek

Project location: Birmingham, Alabama

Year project founded: 2023. Project will start in 2024!

Mentors on this team: Currently adding mentors to the team.

Children mentored to date: Registrations will open in 2024

Children to be mentored in 2023: 10

Local foster care partners: Currently searching for foster care partners.

Local companies that support this project:  Currently searching for local support.

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Contact Lead Mentor: casey1067@me.com

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Birmingham, Alabama Project

Teaching children the skill of fly fishing is more about showing them the healing power of nature than the art of catching a fish. One never returns from the river without experiencing renewal and rejuvenation.

Casey Campbell

Lead Mentor, Birmingham, Alabama Project

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Birmingham, Alabama

Casey is native of Birmingham, Alabama and fell in love with all things outdoors while spending 2 summers in northern California as a whitewater river guide. It was during this time he learned the healing and restorative powers of being on the water. His first experience with fly fishing (2011) was in Big Sky, Montana where he was immediately hooked. As a father of two, Casey understands the value of getting children outside to experience the world around them. Casey and his son have been fishing side by side for many years and it’s on these many fishing/camping trips that he has seen his relationship with his son deepen. He is looking forward to sharing his love of the outdoors and fly fishing with another generation.

News & Events

Salt Lake City, Utah Project News!

Salt Lake City, Utah Project News!

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Children in foster care are getting the chance to learn a new hobby: fly fishing. It's part of a free program that pairs a child with a safe mentor who also teaches them life skills. "I'm hoping these kids can just step out of their normal...

Clabough Foundation Support, Bend, Oregon!

Clabough Foundation Support, Bend, Oregon!

The Bend Mayfly Project is excited to be the recipient of the Clabough Foundation grant! The Clabough Foundation emphasizes environmental stewardship, education activities, arts and culture, social services, and community based programs that create a positive change...

First Annual, Kings River Smallmouth Shootout!

First Annual, Kings River Smallmouth Shootout!

What's better than a fly fishing tournament to support TMP in Fayetteville?! What: First Annual Kings River Smallmouth Shootout, sponsored by Mclellan’s! Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023 Time: TBD, around 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Location: Kings River Outfitters in Eureka...

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