Being an expert fly caster is not a requirement for volunteers! 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, humor, and encouragement. The rewards of course are enormous. Finally, after helping to hook and land that monster trout, the volunteer’s job is also to ensure proper handling and release (a.k.a. resetting the mouse trap an dplacing the fish back on the creek).
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 volunteers, with plenty of breaks and refreshment.
See you on the creek!