Fly Fishing gets children outdoors, teaches them a skill they can use for a lifetime, and fosters their self esteem all while giving them a community (fly fishing family) they can be a part of.

Kiki Gavin, Mentor

Manassas, Virginia Project

Fredericksburg, Virginia Project

Lead Mentor: Scott Sevigny

Project location: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Year project founded: 2022

Mentors on this team: 5-10, currently taking applications

Children to be mentored in 2022: 8-10

Local foster care partners: DSS

Local companies and partners that support this project: Currently look for sponsors!

Contact Lead Mentor: Scott Sevigny, Fredericksburgmayfly@gmail.com

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Fredericksburg, Virginia Project

Taking time to teach a foster Child fly fishing can be rewarding, as it can change their outlook on life; fly fishing can give them a time to heal from the past.  

Scott Sevigny

Lead Mentor, Fredericksburg, Virginia Project

Project Mentors

SCOTT SEVGNY, LEAD MENTOR

Fredericksburg, Virginia

I’m Scott Sevigny a Veteran of the Army and Air Force and a foster parent as well. I have found the love for fly fishing over 2 years ago with project healing waters and In the past two years my loving wife and I have adopted two wonderful kids and got to go explore Alaska with them. I have been blessed to fly fished in Montana and most recently Belize these past two years.

JEFF MANGENO, MENTOR

Vienna, Virginia

Jeff Mangeno is a native of McLean VA where he is a criminal defense attorney and avid fisherman on the weekends.
Jeff is an active member of northern va trout unlimited. He began fly fishing in 2017 and caught his first rainbow trout with TMP Founder, Jess Westbrook.
After that, he was “hooked” on fly fishing.  He can be found most weekends fishing for brookies and rainbows in the Shenandoah national park and local rivers with his two teenage boys, friends, German short haired pointer Maggie and standard poodles Harold and Stanley.

“They say you forget your days worries on a trout steam, but that’s not quit it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they become more manageable”

Jeff is very excited to share his passion for fly fishing and the outdoors through the Mayfly Project.

News & Events

Podcast with April Vokey, Anchored Outdoors

Podcast with April Vokey, Anchored Outdoors

We were thrilled to be on Anchored Outdoors Podcast, with the talented, April Vokey! Please check this podcast out and find out more about the founders, their vision, and how TMP is supporting foster children across the country here: Anchored Podcast Ep. 177: Jess...

The Gift of Fly Fishing, Fort Collins, CO

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Wet Fly Swing Podcast

Wet Fly Swing Podcast

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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