This was the funnest day I’ve ever had in my life!

Foster Child

The Mayfly Project Mentee

Los Angeles, California Project

Lead Mentor: Doug Rohrer

Project Location: Southern California – Los Angeles County (possible adjacent counties depending on mentors and foster candidates)

Project Founded: 2020 founded, will launch 2021

Mentors to be added to the team: 10

Children to mentor in 2021: 6-8

Local foster care partners:  CASA, LA, Penny Lane Centers,

Local sponsors/company partners: RFO Holdings Ltd. Currently looking for sponsorship.

Contact: Doug Rohrer, Los Angeles, CA

Mentor Application


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In the end, the objective of our efforts is not really to pull fish from the water but instead to elevate the condition of the foster children with whom we have the privilege of serving – through the simple act of fly fishing the principles of preparation, patience, focus, perseverance, consistency, conservation and grace take on new purpose and each outing the possibility of a new adventure, where the reward is life skills and fond memories that otherwise may have slipped by just like that trout had we not taken a chance, picked up a rod and made that first cast.

Douglas Rohrer

Lead Mentor, Los Angeles, California Project

Project Mentors

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