In this session campers enjoy full participation in Squash and Beyond camps at Williams College during the week of July 2-7 while learning the basics of fly fishing from experts at Orvis, as well as representatives from Trout Unlimited and coaches with years of experience on court and on the water.
Mornings will be spent with top squash coaches from around the world learning techniques and drills guaranteed to improve play. Each afternoon we will travel to area streams and lakes to learn how to cast, to read the water, to choose the right fly and technique, to create flies that catch fish, and to understand how fishing can deepen our connection to the natural world.
The week-long program (Friday to Friday) is limited to 8 campers. Fishing equipment is available on loan, and information on licenses will be provided in advance.
Fly fishing Instructors
Tom Hodgson: Tom Hodgson (B.A. Williams ’74; M.A Yale 76) teaches philosophy and coaches squash at Andover. He is an avid angler and outdoorsman, spending summers hiking and fly fishing in the Berkshires, British Columbia, and in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.
Ramsey Vehslage: Pingry School Varsity squash coach, an Orvis Endorsed fly fishing guide for ten years. From 1997-2006, he spent his summers guiding for Breckenridge Outfitters in Breckenridge, CO.