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"Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." - Henry David Thoreau

Education serves as the pathway for cultivating a passion for conservation. Through imparting the joy of fly fishing to our members, we instill an appreciation for the significance of our cold water fisheries. This emphasizes the importance of conservation efforts aimed at protecting, reconnecting, and restoring our vital ecosystems.


Participating in outings offers a chance to connect and foster camaraderie with fellow fly-fishing enthusiasts. Whether you're a novice or an experienced fly-fisher, these outings present an opportunity to acquire new skills or share your expertise.

Most outings are announced through emails to those on our mailing list. If you are interested in being a part of one of our outings then please join our mailing list or send email to


Every year, Hemingway TU offers a range of educational opportunities to enrich the lives of youth in the Wood River Valley. In the previous year, we had the privilege of working with approximately 130 kids.

The students immerse themselves in a day at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery, where they explore trout breeding, engage in a bird walk to learn about bird identification, participate in an engaging game focusing on ecology and conservation, and receive hands-on instruction in the art of catch-and-release fishing with fly rods. Our collaboration with Idaho Fish and Game ensures expert-led excursions through the hatchery and the stocking of the pond with rainbow trout, promising a day filled with laughter, bent rods, and beaming faces.

For more information or to be part of this great effort please please contact:

Bob Knoebel, Youth Education
Trout Unlimited, Hemingway Chapter



Hemingway TU members play an important role in teaching kids to fish and to appreciate our environment. Volunteers helped to SUSTAIN the sport we love by sharing our skills. We will spend the day with 80 fourth-graders from the Alturas Elementary School many who are first-time anglers! The day included fishing, birding , games and a tour of the hatchery (thanks Jamie Mitchell and your staff at Hayspur!). These enthusiastic kids had a great day as they caught a trout and then released it to watch it swim away. Volunteers always experience a reward for their efforts when they see the smiles on the faces of these kids.


IN 2018 we had another very successful event fishing with YMCA students.  There were lots of large fish caught on flies and released, resulting in big smiles on the faces of these ambitious anglers.  Owls, yellow warblers, Northern harriers and red winged black birds, were  just a few of the bird sightings the accompanied a fun and educational tour of the fish hatchery by  the IDFG crew.


This was our final youth education/fishing outing for the year.  It was a thrill for these youngsters to be able to catch and release Rainbow Trout, see birds and play some games that helped them learn about the environment and go through a tour of the trout hatchery.  Come out and volunteer to take some kids fishing. It is always a lot of fun for both the kids and the volunteers.   Contact Bob Knoebel, Chairman, Youth Education, 720-0005 to volunteer.