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

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The Mayfly Project

Columbus, Ohio Project

Project Lead Mentor: Andy Scott

Project location: Columbus, OH

Year project founded: 2021

Mentors on this team: 10, currently adding mentors to the team.

Children mentored to date: 0

Children to be mentored in 2021: 6-8

Local foster care partners: Buckeye Ranch, United Methodist Children’s Home

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 Andy Scott: theandyescott@gmail.com

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I believe there is such value in getting kids outside. There is a healing power in being surrounded by creation. I’ve always thought that the word “recreation” gets cheapened a little if we only think of it as play. I think that being out on the water, feeling it run around you, and engaging with creation on a personal level can have an effect on our souls and can be used to truly “re-create” us. If we can use this tool to help some kids who are in a tough spot, sign me up!

Andy Scott

Lead Mentor, Columbus, Ohio Project

Project Mentors

ANDY SCOTT, LEAD MENTOR

Delaware, 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.

DEREK NOLL, MENTOR

Columbus, Ohio

I’m a Midwest born Occupational Therapist with a heart for service, a deep appreciation of wild places, and an interest in cultivating the same in the next generation. Time outside is a blessing that everyone deserves to experience.

THERESA CASEY-FAUVER, MENTOR

Columbus, Ohio

Born and raised in central Ohio, I fished lakes over the years, so when my three children were old enough, we started fishing the river behind our house! Great fun and the kids were better at it than me! Then I was introduced to fly fishing and absolutely loved standing in the river absorbing the natural beauty! I’ve waded rivers big and small in Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, Michigan and of course Ohio! Retired now, outings with the Ohio Woman on the Fly, Buckeye United Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited (TU) have given me memorable learning experiences. Along with leadership roles in 4-H, Girl Scouts and Project Healing Waters (veteran fishing), I see the Mayfly youth with a few fish tales of their own along with many smiles!

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