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Foster Child

The Mayfly Project Mentee

Roanoke, Virginia Project

Lead Mentor: Scott Barrier

Project Location: Roanoke, Virginia

Project Founded: 2023, serving in 2024

Mentors on the team: Currently adding mentors!

Children mentored to date: 0

Children to mentor in 2024: 6-8

Local foster care partners: Currently searching for partners for this project.

Local sponsors/company partners: Currently searching for local sponsors and partners.

Contact: Scott Barrier,


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Roanoke, Virginia Project

Fly fishing either alone or with a companion, allows an individual to be outside and enjoy the beauty of nature, experience peace and calm, and offers a unique challenge “in the moment” each and every time. This is what I believe the Mayfly Project offers everyone that is involved and participating.

Scott Barrier

Lead Mentor, Roanoke, Virginia Project

Project Mentors

Scott Barrier, Lead Mentor

Bent Mountain, Virginia

Scott is a Virginia native and has been fly-fishing for 40 years and currently resides in Bent Mountain, VA. He has been fortunate to fish much of South West Virginia, the Rocky Mountain West and Alaska over those many years. He is currently involved with Project Healing Waters for Veterans as a guide and SW Virginia Deputy Regional Program Coordinator. He has raised 4 children and currently enjoys 5 grandchildren teaching each of them to fish, enjoy and respect nature. He is very passionate about passing on his love for the outdoors and fishing. Scott looks forward to sharing those passions with young people in his role as lead mentor for the Roanoke Virginia Mayfly Project.

News & Events

2nd Annual Mending the Line Fundraiser!

2nd Annual Mending the Line Fundraiser!

One month left to purchase your tickets to our 2nd Annual Mending the Line Fundraiser!!!! When – 6pm to 8:30pm – October 12th, 2023 Where – Chenal Event Center – 21 Rahling Circle, Little Rock, AR Guest Speaker – Hank Patterson Expect to enjoy an evening of TMP...

Making the Long Drives for Kids, Got Fishing!

Making the Long Drives for Kids, Got Fishing!

“But you live in McCall, 4 hours from our local project?” I remember asking Brian Oakland, of Got Fishing, when he first reached out to us and told us he was going to not only raise funds for our Idaho Projects, but he wanted to join our project in Coeur’d Alene. He...

Butler, PA, Fly Fishing Extravaganza Fundraiser!

Butler, PA, Fly Fishing Extravaganza Fundraiser!

2023 Fly Fishing Extravaganza in Butler, PA!! Join us for our 3rd annual day of instructional fly fishing on private property!! This will be a day of fly fishing, food, raffles, contests and FUN!! Details of the event are as follows: Date:  August 19, 2023 Time:  9:00...

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