“Thank you for taking me fishing. I really love to go whenever I can.”

Foster Child

Iowa Project

Driftless Region, Iowa Project

Lead Mentors: Holden Asmus

Project location: Northeast Iowa/Driftless Region

Year project founded: 2019

Mentors on this team: 3–Currently open for more mentors to apply.

Children mentored to date: 1

Children to be mentored in 2021: 3-8

Local foster care partners: Four Oaks, and searching for further local connections.

Local companies that support this project: Driftless Flyathlon for their support and allowing us to talk to their participants about TMP in Iowa!

Currently looking for sponsors and support for 2020!

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Project Mentors

HOLDEN ASMUS

Hampton, Iowa

Holden grew up in a small agricultural town in North Central Iowa. He has followed his career in Agriculture, and still lives in his home state. His love for fly fishing grew with trips to Montana with his father and grandfather. Now, he fly fishes all over the Midwest for anything from trout to muskies. He is very excited to spread the joy of fly fishing as the Lead Mentor for the Iowa Mayfly Project!

CHRISTIAN MIRANDA, MENTOR

Chicago, Illinois

Growing up in Connecticut, Christian didn’t start fishing until high school, but he caught the bug. Only 13 minutes from great fishing on the Farmington River, he went any time he could. After graduating college in Ohio, he returned to Connecticut to teach at a private boarding middle school. Luckily, it was on 148 acres with plenty of streams to fish. Now, living in Chicago and teaching high school English near the West Side, Christian loves finding fishing spots all over Illinois and Wisconsin. With his years of teaching experience and passion for fly fishing, he is ready to jump into the role of mentor for the Driftless Region Mayfly Project!

News & Events

Thank You to our DUN Sponsors!

Thank You to our DUN Sponsors!

Thank you to our Dun Sponsors for supporting TMP in 2022!   Our Dun sponsors were a huge support for our 2022 projects! Huge thanks to Cortland, Loon Outdoors, Orvis, and Bass Pro for donating gear, providing a huge discount for our projects or giving monetarily....

Giving Tuesday, November 29th, 2022!!

Giving Tuesday, November 29th, 2022!!

Thank you for being an integral part of The Mayfly Project this year! When we say, "It takes a village," we truly mean it! This year we added 9 new projects and 106 new mentors, and served over 380 children in foster care! That's 1,900 days on the water this year,...

Interview with TMP Lead and Clinical Social Worker, Kimberly Cordero

Interview with TMP Lead and Clinical Social Worker, Kimberly Cordero

Kimberly Cordero brought The Mayfly Project to Boise two years ago and is our lead mentor for this project. We are also honored to have her as a TMP sounding board to ensure we are creating safe projects for the kids we mentor nationally. Kimberly is not just a great...

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