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Candidates must demonstrate the willingness to learn all aspects of competitive fly fishing, and demonstrate the ability to work well with others, make sound judgments, and develop as a team member. An applicant is required to attend and complete one USA Fly Fishing Youth Team sponsored clinic, in order to be eligible to compete in the National Championship held annually. The Coach and Manager make the final decision.

Being the best competitor requires training, dedication, maturity, and team unity. We are looking for young anglers, ages 14-18, who understand these values, demonstrate superior angling skills, and have the desire to learn more. Interested competitors will have the opportunity to learn various competition level skills and techniques, and they will be coached on the rules and strategy. Additional requirements include a demonstrated knowledge of the FIPS-Mouche rules, the ability to represent the United States and be an “ambassador” of our country when traveling internationally. All team members, and staff associated with the organization, are required to read and sign the USA Fly Fishing Youth Team Code of Conduct.

All USA Fly Fishing Youth Team members are responsible for their full travel, housing and meal expenses to clinics, workshops, and competitions. They may also be required to contribute to the Coach’s travel expenses for international competition.

USA Fly Fishing Youth Team welcomes qualified young men and women, who are residents of the United States and its territories. USA Fly Fishing Youth Team does not discriminate based upon race, gender or ethnicity.