Fly-Tying Frenzy: Fifth Graders Reel in the Adventure!



Our fifth graders were buzzing with excitement as they dove into the world of fly fishing lure making and tying. Our fifth graders traded pencils for colorful threads, and textbooks for fishing lines as they embarked on an unforgettable journey with our dedicated volunteers from the Minnesota Trout in the Classroom program.


In a room filled with eager faces and colorful threads, our young anglers-in-training learned the art of crafting the perfect fly. With guidance from our passionate volunteers, these budding fly fishermen and women were not only mastering the intricacies of fly-tying but also discovering the wonders of Minnesota’s vibrant trout habitats.

But wait, there’s more! Our involvement in the Trout in the Classroom program isn’t just about crafting beautiful flies—it’s about nurturing a deep appreciation for nature and conservation. Through hands-on experience, our students are learning about the delicate balance of ecosystems, the importance of clean water, and the magic of watching trout grow from tiny eggs to mighty fingerlings.

Partnered with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, our school has been a proud participant in this initiative for seven incredible years. And each year, our students eagerly await the chance to care for their finned friends and release them into the wild waters of Browns Creek Stillwater.

As the days grow longer and spring whispers its arrival, our young conservationists are gearing up for the grand finale: releasing our trout into their natural habitat to continue their journey in the great outdoors.

So, here’s to our fifth graders, who are not only mastering the art of fly-tying but also embracing the spirit of adventure and stewardship. With each knot tied and each lesson learned, they’re casting a brighter future for our rivers, our wildlife, and our planet.

Stay tuned for more updates as we reel in the fun and make waves in the world of conservation!

St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School