I loved fishing with my mentor. I can’t wait to go again! 

Mentee

The Mayfly Project

West Bend, Wisconsin Project

Project Lead Mentor: Pat Michaelson

Project location: West Bend, Wisconsin

Year project founded: 2021

Mentors on this team: Currently adding mentors

Children mentored to date: 0

Children to be mentored in 2022: 4-6

Local foster care partners: Currently building team

Local companies that support this project: Currently searching for community support and partners.

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Contact the lead mentor for this project: pnmichaelson@gmail.com

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West Bend, Wisconsin Project

“I am so excited to share my passion for fly fishing, fly tying and conservation with youth, with the hope that the kids I mentor can learn and grow in fishing and in life

Pat Michaelson

Lead Mentor, West Bend, Wisconsin Project

Project Mentors

PATRICK MICHAELSON, LEAD MENTOR

West Bend, Wisconsin

I have been fishing since I was 5 years old, starting out with cane poles off the dock at our cabin, and started fly fishing over 20 years ago in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. I also have fly fished for smallmouth bass, saltwater fish and panfish, and taught my son to fly fish as well. When not fishing, I spend time with my kids, my wife of 25 years and work as a Sales rep for an adhesive additives company.

ZACH CLEMONS,  MENTOR

Jackson, Wisconsin

Growing up in Central Illinois, Zach grew up fishing with his mom and dad catching bluegills on strip mines. After moving to Wisconsin his dad taught him how to fly fish on Green Lake catching smallies, white bass, northern and panfish. He’s since bought a 3wt rod and has been fishing the Driftless area for the past 5 years. He’s looking forward to getting involved with the Mayfly project!

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