Medical Lake Fly Casting Station

The Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club was contacted by Jefferson Elementary School teacher Melissa Pearcy in late May. She is a science teacher at Jefferson. Her classes have been raising trout in their classroom since January. They were scheduled to release the trout in Medical Lake on Tuesday, June 13th and wanted to know if we could be part of the event by hosting a fly-casting station for their students.

We were more than willing and members Bob Schmitt, Doug Brossoit, Jerry Harms and Lee Funkhouser volunteered for the event.

Melissa indicated that the fly-fishing station had been a HUGE hit with students the last 10 years. We were thrilled to give a fly-casting opportunity to over 50 students, as they appeared in groups of 10 to 12 students at a time.  It was very basic, as we only had about 20 minutes with each group, but it was also a lot of fun.