Fly fishing today was the most fun I’ve ever had!

Mentee

The Mayfly Project

Cleveland, Ohio Project

Project Lead Mentor: Brian Bruening

Project location: Cleveland, OH

Year project founded: 2022

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

Children mentored to date: 0

Children to be mentored in 2022: 6-8

Local foster care partners: Currently networking for partners.

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

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For more questions about this project, contact Brian Bruening: Bbruening10@gmail.com

 

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Cleveland, Ohio Project

The Cleveland Chapter of the Mayfly Project is thrilled to be the next stop for fantastic mentorship program teaching children the excitement that is fly fishing and the value of conservation. The Mayfly Project provides mentorship to for foster children to develop angling skills and knowledge that mentees can apply for years to come. Besides learning the technical side of the sport, the Mayfly Project will welcome foster children into the community that comes along with fly fishing.

Brian Bruening

Lead Mentor, Cleveland, Ohio Project

Project Mentors

BRIAN BRUENING, LEAD MENTOR

Lakewood, Ohio

A Cleveland native, Brian began fly fishing in 2014, targeting Steelhead in the Northeast Ohio water system from the Vermillion River to the Conneaut River.  Brian has gone on to fish and explore the surrounding fisheries including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan and West Virginia.  Any free time not spent with his wife, Lindsay, and daughter, Brian will be out exploring a new river system or learning something new about the sport.  As lead mentor for the Cleveland Mayfly Project, he hopes to share and instill his passion for the fly fishing and the outdoors with the next generation of anglers.

TONY MILLIGAN, MENTOR

Cleveland, Ohio

An Akron native, Tony began Fly fishing when gifted a starter kit at 14th birthday and never looked back. Tony has gone on to fish and explore the surrounding river systems including Pennsylvania, Colorado, Montana, Michigan and West Virginia.
Any free time not spent on the water, Tony can be found learning more about the sport and sharing the passion for the outdoors.

News & Events

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Wet Fly Swing Podcast

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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...

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