This was the best day of my life!! I had so much fun and can’t wait to fly fish again.

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Columbus, Ohio Project

Project Lead Mentor: Andy Scott

Project location: Columbus, OH

Year project founded: 2020

Mentors on this team: Currently adding mentors

Children mentored to date: Launching in 2021

Children to be mentored in 2021: 5-7

Local foster care partners: Working to collaborate with a local child advocacy service agency.

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

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Andy Scott

Lead Mentor, Columbus, Ohio Project

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ANDY SCOTT, LEAD MENTOR

Columbus, Ohio
I grew up in a hunting and fishing family in southwest Arkansas. I fell in love with the idea of fly-fishing after watching “A River Runs Through It” as a teen, but didn’t really get the chance to do much with until college. After a brief stint, my fly rod broke and gathered dust for a decade. Last summer, I finally got the gumption to send it in for repair, but it was so old, they couldn’t fix it, so St Croix sent me a brand new one. I got back out on the water and I was hooked again. Our family has also served as a foster home for about 4 years now and we’ve had 7 kids in that time. I’ve seen first hand the need for support for these amazing kids. I look forward to connecting these passions in a meaningful way through the Mayfly Project.

CHUCK STATLER, MENTOR

Columbus, Ohio

I grew up in Pennsylvania. I have a degree in Rec. Res. Management. I’ve been a law enforcement officer for 30 + years, spending half my career as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer/ School Resource Office, in the hope of being proactive instead of reactive. My Father started my fly fishing instruction and passion for the sport on my 5th birthday. I’ve always tried my best to pass on the life skill of fly fishing, fly tying, and appreciation of our natural resources to anyone who will listen. When available, I guide for Wilderness Voyageurs in Pennsylvania. I lived out my Fly fishing dreams in AK after college, and enjoy fly fishing the Great Lakes region. I forward to being a mentor and making new friends!

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