This was the best day I’ve ever had in my life!

Foster Child

The Mayfly Project

Bozeman, Montana Project

Lead Mentors: Jamie Van Dyke

Project location: Bozeman, Montana

Year project founded: 2019

Mentors on this team: 7 (currently adding more mentors to this team)

Children mentored to date: 0

Children to be mentored in 2020:7-8

Local foster care partners: CASA

Local companies that support this project: Currently looking for sponsors and support for 2020!

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Bozeman, Montana Project

 I truly believe that putting these kids out in nature helps calm them and give them an outlet when they are frustrated. The fact that we can send them home with everything they need and they can continue to focus on a positive hobby is such a valuable thing. It is not like they come for a week and then never get to experience the fun again, they can continue to learn and grow on their own.

Jamie Van Dyke

Lead Mentor, Bozeman, Montana Project

Project Mentors


Bozeman, Montana

Jamie is a third generation Montanan and lives in Bozeman. When she is not out enjoying time on a river, playing the mountains or traveling somewhere new you can find her selling real estate. Jamie has a passion the outdoors and is looking forward to settling into her role as lead mentor for the Bozeman Montana Mayfly Project!


Bozeman, Montana

Growing up in Illinois, Mollie’s family fishing roots run deep. However it didn’t become her mad passion until 2006 while living in Baltimore. It was during her first trip west, in 2007 to fish the Yellowstone area, in which she drove over the the Beartooth pass and knew she had to make the mountains her home. It was also at this time she discovered her love of philanthropy and fundraising. Because of the loss of her mother to breast cancer in 1991, was drawn to the work and mission of Casting for Recovery. She served in many capacities with the Mid-Atlantic Program eventually becoming the Program Manager. In addition to her work with CfR, has served on the boards of Maryland Trout Unlimited and the WestSlope Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Missoula. Being well aware of how transformative fly fishing and being on the water can be, is excited to be part of The Mayfly Project and the important work it does. For ‘work’ Mollie is the Director of Conservation and Education for the Sweetwater Fly Shop in Livingston. It’s no surprise that in her off time you’ll find her off on a fishing adventure locally or regionally.

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From Foster Care to Fly Fishing, Meet Mentor, Breezy Johnston

From Foster Care to Fly Fishing, Meet Mentor, Breezy Johnston

Breezy Johnston, mentor for Pikes Peak, CO project, talks about life in foster care and how fly fishing has become her home-base. We are thrilled to have Breezy joining our team and are so thankful for her willingness to share. We are inspired by folks who have been through the trenches and have found their niche in the world!

TMP’s COVID-19 Response and Fundraiser

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges globally, for our country and for our TMP and foster care communities. We are a nonprofit that values action, and we have been passionately working non-stop to continue to support the most vulnerable in our...

The Mayfly Project Mentee Curriculum Development

The Mayfly Project Mentee Curriculum Development

Last year we rolled out our new curriculum with the help of our fly fishing family and TMP partners! The impact of this curriculum has surpassed our expectations--the foster children we work with are able to use the curriculum with their mentors and then keep it to...

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Bozeman, Montana Project

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