Fly Fishing on South Boulder Creek

We returned from our trip, Fly Fishing on South Boulder Creek, on Friday, August 26 2016.

Squirmaids! Sometimes, the simplest trips are just magic. Tonight's fly fishing outing was all magic, from Sam's postulations about fishing lures part squirrel, part memaid to the very real fish we caught, to the lovely sunset. You know the ICO thing is going well when the kids want to throw just one more cast... and another... and another... until it's too dark to see anything but the silhouette of the mountains. Our new, braided lines did great, allowing the kids to get the lines out far in targetted, graceful casts by the end of the evening. It's also worth noting that the strategy of keeping the group size down worked really well; the kids got all of the guidance they needed to learn quickly and without frustration.

Trip departure and return dates and time: 
Friday, August 26 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Trip Description: 

You don't have to go far to enjoy nature and fishing in Boulder. This little outing is part of the Boulder Valley ICO Tenkara Academy, and the outing size is limited to ensure that participants get the individualized instruction in tenkara flycasting that they may need. Participants and volunteers are encouraged to visit the Tenkara Academy Page on this website in advance of the outing for basic information and learning materials related to tenkara fly fishing. Those 16 years or older will require a fishing license. 

Main Activities: 
Difficulty Rating: 
Max Number of Youth Participants: 
6
Min Number of Youth Participants: 
2
Age/ grade level(s): 
Elementary (4-5)
Middle (6-8)
Youth Permission Slip (to be filled out by parent/guardians and returned to the agency representative): 
Destination & Safety Info: 

Boulder

Safety Information relating to outings in the City of Boulder and Boulder County.

Hospital Name, Address and Phone: 
Boulder Community Foothills Hospital, 4747 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303; 720-854-7854
County Name and Sherrif's Phone Number: 
Boulder County, 303-441-4444
Boulder City Police; 303-441-3333
Jefferson County, 303-277-0211
Sierra Club Outings Phone: 
1-888-688-4647
Land Use Agency Name, Address and Phone: 

City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, 303-441-3440

Boulder County Open Space & Recreation; 303-678-6222

Rooselvelt National Forest, Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301; 303-541-2500

State Patrol District and Phone : 
Colorado State Patrol District 1; 303-688-3115
Colorado State Patrol District 3; 970-506-4999
Emergency Services Number(s): 
911