“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

Giving Tuesday Success, 2021!

Giving Tuesday Success, 2021!

WOW!! Thank you to our Fly Fishing Family! We have reached $37,000 on our Facebook fundraiser after Giving Tuesday! We had so many generous donors yesterday and people sharing our fundraiser! TMP's Giving Tuesday Fundraiser There were 55 individual Facebook...

Giving Tuesday, 2021!

Giving Tuesday, 2021!

November 30th, 2021 is Giving Tuesday, an important day for TMP where we work together to raise funds for 2022 Projects! Check out our new projects we're adding to our map next year. More Exciting News:We have donors that will match us on Giving Tuesday up to...

The Big Event, Arkansas

The Big Event, Arkansas

The Big Event, Arkansas When you hear, "This was the most-normal I have felt in a long time," from a child in foster care, you know the time you spent with them was important. A few weekends ago in Arkansas, we had 4 projects travel to fish at Dry Run near Mountain...

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