All meals, lodging, fishing license, flies, and camping equipment are provided by Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions.
Upon signing up all participants receive a complete packing list including appropriate clothing, hiking boots, fishing rods, terminal tackle, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc. Rods, reels, backpacks, and sleeping bags are available to rent.
Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions specializes in wilderness fly fishing. During a LFFE expedition you will travel almost entirely by foot, backpacking into remote streams and high alpine lakes where wild trout rise eagerly to flies. The rolling hills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, or the steep peaks of Colorado's Rocky Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for one of their teen fly fishing expeditions.
Expect afternoon showers with highs in the 70s-80s and temperatures occasionally dropping into the low 40's at nights.
Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions focuses on providing a small number of top quality each year, allowing them to be highly selective with their small staff of only individuals dedicated to providing the best possible experiences for their trip participants. Meet the staff.
On a Lillard Fly Fishing Expedition you sleep in high quality, fully waterproof tents. As a group, participants choose 5 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, and desert) from our expeditions cookbook. Expect to be more than full with delicious meals like pancakes and sausage, piled high cold cut sandwiches, and back country pizzas.
You will have the chance to catch rainbow and brown trout, but one of the coolest parts about our teen fly fishing expeditions is backpacking into the remote wilderness to catch native trout including Yellowstone Cutthroat, Greenback Cutthroat, Southern Appalachian Brook Trout, Colorado River Cutthroat, and Snake River Cutthroat.
See a sample of some of the trout caught during our expeditions online here.
Do I need to have fly fishing experience?
No experience is necessary! Depending on the trip about half of the group will have some degree of fly fishing experience while the other half will have very little or no experience. Regardless of your experience level your guides will work with you to help bring your skills to the next level.