Fly fishing has always been an escape for me during any troubling or stressful times, both in my youth and as an adult. The same holds true for children in foster care–they need this time outdoors fly fishing, and someone to lead them there.

Mentor

Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania Project

Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania Project

Lead Mentor: Daniel Baughman

Project location: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Year project founded: 2019

Mentors on this team: Currently adding mentors to this team.

Children mentored to date: Launching in 2020

Children to be mentored in 2020: 10-12

Local foster care partners: Currently searching for local foster care partners for 2020.

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

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania Project

In Central PA we are blessed with an abundance of wild trout and prolific hatches. We can’t imagine a better place to introduce youth in foster care with the opportunity to learn fly fishing than the storied waters of Central PA.

Daniel Baughman

Lead Mentor, Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania Project

Project Mentors

DANIEL BAUGHMAN, LEAD MENTOR

Central Pennsylvania

Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, Dan has been fishing the Little Juniata River and surrounding wild trout waters since a very young age. As a fly fishing guide in the area for 15 years, he has introduced many to the sport of fly fishing. In 2019, Dan joined the Mckean County Mayfly Project as a mentor and is thrilled to be bringing The Mayfly project to central Pennsylvania for 2020.

BRIAN MARCYJANIK, MENTOR

Central Pennsylvania

Brian retired from the PA Air National Guard after 21 years, during which time he took full advantage of many fishing opportunities across the U.S. He currently works full-time as an occupational safety manager and has been married for 20 years.

A native of western PA, Brian has been fishing since age 7 and introduced several friends to the sport of fly-fishing. Now more than ever, he enjoys sharing his love of the outdoors with others by teaching hunter safety education, assisting with Butler County’s Youth Field Day or simply sharing tips and techniques with younger outdoorsmen in the field.

News & Events

2019 TMP Impact Results!

2019 TMP Impact Results!

  2019 was an extraordinary year for The Mayfly Project! With the help of all of our lead mentors, mentors, partners, sponsors, and donors, we have impacted the lives of over 250 children in foster care this year! Beyond the list of statistics below, we wish you...

TMP Mentee Curriculum

TMP Mentee Curriculum

We are very excited to unveil yet another new program for our kids, the TMP Mentee Curriculum.  This curriculum details all parts of our program, teaches our mentees all about fly fishing and conservation. It has a unique section that directs the children in our...

TMP Activity Reward Buttons

TMP Activity Reward Buttons

The Mayfly Project has developed a reward system where our kids can earn buttons by completing tasks throughout the project.  Kids can also proudly display these buttons on their drawstring backpacks to show their achievements and progression through the project....

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