Being an expert fly caster is not a requirement for a kiddie ghillie! While you need to have a basic understanding of how to cast a fly rod(and we'll help you with that, if you'd like to learn), your primary function is to help your “sport” put his or her fly in the just right spot, and get the fish to “strike.” Some of these kids will be quite young, and very excited, and totally focused on the fish and not the fly line. Your most valuable assets will be patience, and humor, and encouragement. The rewards of course are enormous. Finally, after helping to hook and land that monster trout, the ghillie’s job is also to ensure proper handling and release.
The events at which our Canvas Creek appears typically run about 6 hours and are almost always outdoors. We do our best to ensure reasonable shifts for our ghillies, with plenty of breaks and refreshment.
If you would like to volunteer as a kiddie ghillie, please visit our Be a Kiddie Ghillie page and complete the form. One of our Canvas Creek River Stewards will get right back to you with more information.
See you on the creek!