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

Manassas, Virginia Project

Lead Mentor: Nicholas Carley

Project location: Manassas, Virginia

Year project founded: 2019

Mentors on this team: 11

Children mentored to date: Starting 2020

Children to be mentored in 2020: 8-10

Local foster care partners: A family-run group home in Prince William County, Virginia 

Local companies that support this project: The Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival, Trout Unlimited and Falmouth Flats Fly Fishers for their encouragement of the Mayfly Project locally. We are also thankful for Douglas Dear, of Rose River Farms for hosting our 2-Fly Event for the national project for two years.

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Manassas, Virginia Project

Everyone that has had a chance at learning how to fly fish has had the luxury of having someone take the time and teach them. We are eager to pay it forward to the children of the Virginia foster care system and look forward to introducing them to fly fishing.

Nicholas Carley

Lead Mentor, Manassas, Virginia Project

Project Mentors

NICHOLAS CARLEY, LEAD MENTOR

Manassas, Virginia

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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Manassas, Virginia Project

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