Since 2015, The Mayfly Project has been impacting foster children's lives throughout the USA.


central arkansas mentoring

The Mayfly Project works with Second Chance Ranch to mentor the foster children in their group home.  Typically The Mayfly Project hosts two mentoring sessions a year at Second Chance with each session consisting of five mentoring outings. The children's final outing is a weekend trip to Dry Run Creek in Norfork, Arkansas.


North idaho mentoring

Started in the Fall of 2016, Kaitlin Barnhart and her team of mentors select kids from local group homes and adoptive families to explore the beauty of North Idaho through fly fishing.  Currently, there are four mentors in this group and their goal is to complete two full sessions per year, as well as follow up with the children they have mentored during previous sessions. 

Photography from Idaho provided by Kyla Kulp Photography.


north arkansas mentoring

The Mayfly Project teams up with Project Zero throughout the year to mentor children from North Arkansas with a day trip to Dry Run Creek.  Foster children from North Arkansas are brought in for a full day of casting lessons, fly fishing, and fun.

Nebraska mentoring

Started in the spring of 2017, Marissa Jensen and her team of mentors are working with group foster homes around Omaha, Nebraska.  Marissa previously worked for the Nebraska Game and Fish in their Trout in the Classroom program.   


In collaboration with Nathan Willis Films and Project Zero, we have filmed a short film with the purpose of getting a foster child adopted.  We used fly fishing as a platform but overall the main goal is to showcase the foster child and find them a forever home.  See media for short films.

alaska 2018

Since the inception of The Mayfly Project it has always been a dream to host a week long fly fishing camp for foster children in Alaska.  We have started planning this adventure for August 2018.  The Mayfly Project hopes to select five children to take part in this camp.  If you would like to help sponsor a child to go to Alaska please let us know!


new programs in process

The response from the fly fishing community over the last year has been awesome.  Currently we are in the process of getting projects up and running in the following states : Nebraska, Wyoming and Washington.