Thank you to the Mayfly Project for spending the day building relationships with our kids! It was so wonderful for them to get to learn and decompress for a little bit!! We appreciate you and your team so much!

Foster Parent, Roaring Fork Valley Project

Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado Project

Lead Mentor: Tom Skutley

Project location:   Roaring Fork Valley, CO

Year project founded: 2018

Mentors on this team: 8

Children mentored to date: 10

Children to be mentored in 2022: 6-8

Local foster care partners: Department of Health and Welfare, CASA

Local companies that support this project: Aspen Outfitting Company, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club.

 

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We’re all blessed to support these children and introduce them to our home waters. The Mayfly Project outings are always reminders to slowwwww things down the same way we tell these kids to do with their casts. It’s a reminder that we are the blessed ones to spend time with these kids and get them (and ourselves) away from the ruff and tumble of their day to day lives.

Flinn Pomeroy

Former Lead Mentor, Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado Project

Project Mentors

TOM SKUTLEY, LEAD MENTOR

Carbondale, Colorado

I grew up fishing in northern Wisconsin lakes and streams, moved to Colorado in 1973 have fished all over our wonderful state. Guided in Aspen for 4 years in the early 80’s, since then have worked with the USA fly fishing team for their competitions on the western slope then started the Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club which does a lot of work with middle school kid’s and our country’s finest Vet’s with Project Healing Waters and National Disabled Vets winter sports clinic in the Roaring Fork Valley. Last year was my first year with The Mayfly Project, great program. Helping this year with Garfield Outdoors and new program aimed at western Garfield County kids.

CASEY ENDSLEY, MENTOR

Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado

Casey Endsley is from Illinois. Lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 13 years and started fly fishing at the age of 13. He’s a small businesses owner, youth hockey coach, and Army Veteran.

STEVE JONES, MENTOR

Grand Junction, Colorado

Steve is a Colorado Native who grew up in the mountains West of Colorado Springs. Steve’s father taught him how to fly fish at the age of 8 years and ever since then he has been spending the majority of his time chasing trout, pike, bass, and anything else that will eat a fly through the Central Rocky Mountains and Western Colorado. Steve has a fierce passion for fly fishing and the outdoors and truly enjoys sharing that passion with others.

SHELDON DOOLAN, MENTOR

Aspen, Colorado

Sheldon Doolan was born in northern New Hampshire. He is married and a father of two; a 15 year old son and a 12 year old daughter. He started fly fishing at 5 years old with his father. He have fished all over New England, Wyoming, Colorado and off the Baja of California. Owner of Doolan Interior Installations and VP of roaring fork Fly Fishing club.

WOODY BOUGHTON, MENTOR

Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado

Woody was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley. Ever since he was a boy, fishing the valleys rivers, streams, and lakes was a daily ritual. In high school Woody worked in the local Fly Shop, Taylor Creek, in an effort to further his knowledge and abilities with a fly rod. Now Woody is entering his 9th season as a full time guide for Taylor Creek. Showing people the Roaring Fork Valley and its endless fishing opportunities is a true passion of his and is probably the most rewarding part of his career. The amazing trout these rivers offer are not a bad bonus either.

JENNA CONTI, MENTOR

Aspen, Colorado

Born in Massachusetts, a true New England fan, I moved to Aspen, CO six in a half years ago. Adjusting from the ocean to mountains has been quite the change for me. I grew up fishing in ponds, rivers and deep sea fishing. I learned how to fly fish shortly after arriving in Colorado, and haven’t stopped doing it since. I love being on the river, and teaching people new things.

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