Joey’s Fly Fishing Foundation was started nearly three years ago and has served dozens of children in the program. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher tells us some of the kids are moving into the big time.
Fly-fishing is one of the many outdoor activities that lie right on our doorstep here in Sheridan. Anglers from all over the country come to Wyoming for relaxation and the chance to catch the big one that doesn’t get away. Four children will get their chance at the “big one” thanks to Joey Puettman, founder of Joey’s FlyFishing Foundation.
The group will attempt to complete the Wyoming Game and Fish Cut Slam program by catching all four species of cutthroat trout in Wyoming in their native waters. The kicker is they will do it in four days.
It’s this self-reliance that has given those in Joey’s program the ability to excel at tasks outside of fishing, too.
The group leaves today and will fish several other waterways in western Wyoming to complete their task. Will they make it? We’ll let you know as we travel with the group for the next four days.
Joey’s is a non-profit foundation dedicated to serving youth and Puettman is the first to admit that none of this would be possible without support from those in Sheridan who believe in the program.