When he caught his first fish of the day, he jumped up and down, and all the other kids came running over to high-five him. Those are the moments that mean so much to these kids. He was hooked from that moment on! 

TMP Mentor

Scranton, Pennsylvania Project

Lead Mentor: Karl Knepley

Project Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Year project founded: 2022

Mentors on this team: Currently adding mentors

Children to be mentored: 6-8

Local foster care partners: TBA

Local companies/foundations that support this project:  Currently adding community partnerships. Please contact us if you are interested in supporting this project!

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Contact our Lead Mentor here: Karlknepley@gmail.com

 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania Project

Fly fishing is a wonderful sport that hyper-connects with nature, is super fun, and provides a refreshing oasis in a sometimes crazy world. I started fly fishing as a kid and it has become a lifelong passion that I love to share with others. And what a blast to share fly fishing with the next generation of kids!

Karl Knepley

Lead Mentor, Scranton, Pennsylvania Project

Project Mentors

KARL KNEPLEY, LEAD MENTOR

Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania

I’m a retired executive that loves to fish, especially fly fish. I have fly fished and tied flies for 40+ years and enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others. I love ice-cold, crystal clear native Brook trout creeks; technical limestone streams; and year round difficult tail waters. I’m blessed to fish the West Branch of the Delaware, New York’s Salmon River, the Dream Stream section of the South Platte, the Quality Waters section of New Mexico’s San Juan River, and high Sierra streams & lakes most years now. My most unusual fish landed was a 36” shovelnose guitar fish on a 4-weight fly rod (a real saltwater fish, think if a shark and ray had a baby).

RORY LISEFSKI, MENTOR

Newburgh, New York

I grew up in the Catskills and despite hearing about fly fishing my whole life didn’t get into it until after I moved away. Now I live in Newburgh NY and try to make it up to the mountains whenever I can. I also enjoy tying quite a bit. My favorite flies to tie are north country wet flies and soft hackles. Their simplicity really appeals to me.

News & Events

Giving Tuesday Success, 2021!

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Giving Tuesday, 2021!

Giving Tuesday, 2021!

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The Big Event, Arkansas When you hear, "This was the most-normal I have felt in a long time," from a child in foster care, you know the time you spent with them was important. A few weekends ago in Arkansas, we had 4 projects travel to fish at Dry Run near Mountain...

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