Fly fishing today was the most fun I’ve ever had!


The Mayfly Project

Montrose, Colorado Project

Project Lead Mentor: Dana Egbert

Project location: Montrose, Colorado Project

Year project founded: 2022

Mentors on this team: 11

Children to be mentored in 2022: 6-8

Local foster care partners: Currently networking for partners.

Local companies that support this project: Montrose Anglers

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I love what The Mayfly Project is doing–to have mentors come along side children in our community, and to teach them the love of fly fishing and for the outdoors is so important. We are so fortunate to live in this beautiful place and have this incredible opportunity.

Dana Egbert

Lead Mentor, Montrose, Colorado Project

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Montrose, Colorado

A Texan who relocated to Montrose, Co in 2013. Our family loved coming to this beautiful area to fish and hike every opportunity we got. Finally made the move and what a blessing it has been for our family! So much so, we own a fly shop- Montrose Anglers! We love kids, have 4 of our own, and soon to be 4 grandchildren! I’ve taught through the years in many different settings.
Fly fishing has been such a gift to our kids and the peace that comes from being on the river in God’s creation always fills our soul! Looking forward to sharing that gift with many kids in our community of Montrose, Colorado.


Fruita, Colorado

Married, parent of one grown son.
Lifelong love of the outdoors especially fly fishing.
In the 1980’s while our son was young, we opened our home to several foster children in Rio Blanco County.
Member of the Smoking River Guides, a group of guides in the White River valley.
Began guiding fly fishermen part time in 1999. Upon retirement in 2015 I am now guiding full time.
Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide.
I believe that my love of the outdoors, and fly fishing in particular, has provided me with a great background when dealing with whatever life has thrown my way. I have always enjoyed introducing others to fly fishing and look forward to helping foster children acquire a passion for the outdoors also.


Montrose, Colorado

I’m originally from Arkansas where my fly-fishing journey began at a young age. I’ve always enjoyed all kinds of fishing but fly fishing has always held a special place in my heart. From Arkansas I moved to Minnesota where I fished the drift less area and the abundance of lakes Minnesota had to offer. In 2017 I moved to Montrose, Colorado and haven’t looked back. I’m excited to share what our local water has to offer!


Montrose, Colorado

I grew up in south central Minnesota but moved to Montrose, Colorado in 2017. I’ve always had a love for fishing since my granddad taught me as a little girl on one of the various 10,000+ lakes with a spin rod catching pan fish and bass. My first experience fly fishing was on a few small streams back home, but once I moved to CO is when I really fell in love with the sport. I currently work as a dialysis nurse. I’m excited to be a part of the Montrose Mayfly Project and to be able to share the love I found for fly fishing with future generations.

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