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Junior Fishing and Survival Programs

Junior Fishing Program

Teaching the fundamentals of “Having Fun Fishing.”

One of the programs offered at The Fly Rod Shop for young anglers is the Junior Fishing Program. Parents, if your child enjoys fishing but it just isn’t your thing, or you are tired of doing all the work for them, by the end of this class the students will have the knowledge needed to fish for themselves! This 3 hour class includes time both in the classroom, and outside on The Fly Rod Shop pond. Inside, kids will learn the basics about spin fishing. Time will be spent going over must-know information such as fish identification, parts of the rod and hook, lures & bait, and how to stay safe while fishing. Also, kids will learn how to tie the fisherman’s knot (line to hook), the surgeons knot (line to line), how to put on a bobber, and how to bait their hook.

Once stepping outside to the pond we will go over how to make the perfect cast, how basic lures work, and even find some of the food fish love to eat! Kids will be given nets and sent off around the small pond to capture all the aquatic insects and any other “fish food” they can find. After comparing what they find to the bait they can use kids will have a better understanding of what the fish want to eat. At the end of this class, everything they learned will be put to use as they are sent out to the pond to set up their own equipment and try to catch a rainbow or brook trout! This class is great for beginners or for those more experienced that want to perfect their skills. All the gear is provided or the kids are welcome to bring their own if they have it.

Junior Survival Camp

Initially, our Survival Camp was run through a few private rec camps but by popular demand we are offering it as a weekly program during the summer. Learn Survival Fundamentals such as fire building, shelter building, foraging and much more!! This camp will have a different theme each week, give us a call to find out what theme we will be teaching. Taught by one of our professional guides who has the knowledge and experience to teach this class with ease. Be sure to have children dressed with weather appropriate clothing, and don’t be surprised if they get a little dirty!! This is a hands on class and children will be outside!

On The Fly Rod Shop Pond. 


Call to reserve 802-253-7346


June 25th– August 13th Time Cost
Junior Fishing-Monday 9am-12pm $35.00/class
Junior Survival-Monday 1pm-4pm $35.00/class



Call to reserve 802-253-7346


What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rain gear(if applicable)
  • Hat


At a minimum, all of our guides are basic first aid and CPR certified by the Red Cross. The guides are there to make necessary decisions to ensure everyone’s safety, and to help if an emergency situation should arise.

Additional Information:

  • All equipment, gear and bait are provided by the Fly Rod Shop however kids can feel free to bring their own equipment if they have it.
  • Advance registration required. Space is limited so book early.

Cancellation Policy:

The Fly Rod Shop reserves the right to cancel any program and/or make changes to itineraries as deemed necessary.  You can contact us any time to cancel your reservation, however your deposit is not refundable if within 7 days of the program.

Limitation of Liability:

  • We are not liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained to participants or personal property.
  • The Fly Rod Shop reserves the right to change program rates at any time.



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