Thursday August 5th was my Birthday. So, for the first time in a few years, I went fishing. The scenery was great, the fishing was not. But on Saturday the 7th I participated in a fishing fundraiser and redeemed myself (kind of, I don’t care where you are, it feels good to fight a nice fish on a fly rod.) I accompanied a group of fly-fishing newbies and seasoned anglers to a day on a private lake. All for a good cause. The Mayfly Project is a 501(c)(3) national organization that uses fly fishing as a catalyst to mentor and support children in foster care. The full program includes “5 stages” that mirror the life cycle of the May Fly. The kids get are able to work one on one with a qualified mentor through each stage of the process that progresses from book learning, to tie their own flies to landing their first fish. It was a fun day, with good people for a great cause. To learn more about The May Fly Project you can find them on the web at themayflyproject.com.