Fly-tying charity gives foster kids a release

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CHRIS RODEN FOR THE LACLEDE COUNTY RECORD

Trout fishing flies have some odd names – Woolly Bugger, Chernobyl Ant, Parachute Adams – but for foster kids across the country, the best trout fly may be the Mayfly.
It is the namesake of the Mayfly Project, a charity created by Jess Westbrook that seeks to help foster kids deal with their removal from their homes by getting them outdoors to trout streams where some fly fishing therapy provides peaceful relief.
The charity, which teaches fly fishing skills in five stages, caught the eye of Sarah Havens when she read of it online and what it does for foster kids.
“They’ve had lot of success with the program as far as giving confidence,” Havens said.
The goal of the program, Havens said, is not to counsel the foster children or even talk about their specific situation.

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