Despite the rainy weather, the dedicated volunteers of the Sanibel FlyFishers Club showcased their commitment to the community by providing hands-on instruction to local youth attending the annual Sanibel Sea School Fishing Camp. Ten kids from SouthWest Florida area participated in the week long camp. Each child caught at least one fish during the week, but they also used the time to start developing the skills to begin a life long adventure in angling and the outdoors. Interactive sessions with one-on-one mentorship focused on the basics of fly fishing, including techniques such as  handling equipment, casting, stripping the fly in ways that attract fish, and even the art of tying flies.


This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Sanibel FlyFishers Club has partnered with the Sanibel Sea School and SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) to introduce young folks to the joys of fly fishing. The collaborative effort aims to instill a love for the sport and foster an appreciation for aquatic habitats among the next generation.


“Our club is always looking for ways to give back to the community and what could be more fun than hanging out with a group of great kids eager to learn?”  said Pete Squibb, Past President of the Club and organizer of the Club’s effort.  “Despite the weather challenges, everyone’s enthusiasm and dedication shone through, making this event a huge success.”


The Sanibel Fly Fishers Club encourages those interested in participating in future events or learning more about the club to visit their website at []( The club welcomes individuals of all experience levels who share a passion for fly fishing and environmental conservation.