Jess Westbrook shares the amazing stories behind the Mayfly Project that he created to help foster kids change their lives with fly fishing.  Today, we find out what is the hardest part of the program and what you can do to help some kids out.

Jess talks about how fly fishing helps the kids with their depression and anxiety.  We also find out who Kaitlin is and why she is so important for the project. 

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Show Notes with Jess Westbrook

04:30 – The Angry Eagle Lodge on Lake Illiama is one of Jess’ favorite places in fly fishing.

14:30 – We talked about the Anchored Podcast where April interviewed Jess. 

16:30 – Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery are two great examples of Not for Profits that are doing well in the US.

19:30 – Pure Charity helps manage backend software for Jess and the project.

21:50Anglers All fly shop  is helping to promote the tournament in May.

22:30 – End of May is the 25 on the Fly tournament is having their first session in 2021.

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40:30 – Andrea Larko designed the Mayfly Project logo.



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The Mayfly Project Conclusion with Jess Westbrook

Jess Westbrooks shares the background and reason why he started the first foster kid program focused on fly fishing.  They have 40 projects now and expanding into the UK.

Jess has a staff of 6 with plans to grow even bigger as we go into the new year.   Find out what you can do to help out and why Jess and the crew have the support from some of the biggest brands in the business.