Fly fishing was such a wonderful way for our kids to decompress for a little bit!! We appreciate you and your team so much!

Group Home Director

Houston, Texas Project

Houston, Texas Project

Lead Mentor: Thomas Radach

Project location: Houston, Texas

Year project founded: 2022

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

Children to be mentored in 2022: 6-8

Local foster care partners: TBD

Local companies that support this project: Currently looking for sponsors and support for 2022.

Contact our Lead Mentor: TMPTom2022@gmail.com

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Foster care children, like all children, need a way to focus on something fun. Something they can take pride in doing and be a healthy hobby helping them cope with challenging situations. Fly fishing takes concentration on the body movement and thinking about where you want your fly to land, not everything else going on around you.

Tom Radach

Lead Mentor, Houston, Texas Project

Project Mentors

THOMAS RADACH, LEAD MENTOR

The Woodlands, Texas

Tom was born in Minnesota and went to high school in the mid-west. His family took camping trips to the Rockies where he was exposed to trout fishing at a young age. He bought is first fly gear at age 15 and started a lifelong hobby. His engineering career has enabled him to fly fish around the lower 48, Alaska, Canada, and Norway. He hopes fly fishing will give the foster care children a way to enjoy the outdoors, understand the importance of taking care of our waters and simply relax. Tom has lived in Texas for over 30 years and has three adult children. He now lives north of Houston with his wife Jean, dog Toby, and cat Babi. The picture below is a “Texas Rainbow” from the Guadalupe River.

WESLEY FIGG, MENTOR

Houston, Texas

Wesley grew up with a passion for the outdoors. As a Texan native, he learned to fish in the lakes surrounding Austin with his father and two brothers. Wes attended Texas A&M University where he studied biology but spent his time off in the Rocky Mountains enjoying mountain biking, hiking, and fly fishing. Wes has a background caring for children as a member of the PALS program in high school, as a member of the TAMU American Childhood Cancer Organization, and as a coach for a middle school mountain biking team. Currently, Wes is a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine where he assists with research to identify child abuse. Wes is eager to share his love for the outdoors as a mentor for the Houston Mayfly Project!

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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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