The Becca Sue Klein All Kids Fish is committed to creating events that demonstrate that the sport of fly fishing is open to all, and that the need for conservation requires the efforts of every person on this planet.

We are proud to cultivate a community that promotes equity and inclusivity, so that the kids who participate in our events see themselves reflected in the many volunteers, guides, and staff members present. That means that the All Kids Fish events not only welcome all identities, perspectives, and cultures, but also celebrate diversity so that each angler feels a true sense of belonging – both on and off the water. 

– Becca Sue Klein, Founder

Attention to all our incredible alumni:

Commencing in 2024, if your child has previously attended any of the Becca Sue Klein All Kids Fish events, they will no longer be eligible to receive a fly rod. Instead, it will be necessary for you to provide the fly rod they were initially given at the previous event for their participation in the fly fishing activities.

Learn more

Continue reading below to learn more about the program, or click the button below to sponsor a student or to volunteer at an event.

Youth registration for our 2024 events is sold out.


Saturday, May 4, 2024
Helen, GA (co-ed)

Saturday, August 24, 2024
Atlanta, GA (inclusive community outreach program)

Saturday, October 19, 2024
Helen, GA (all girls)

The Becca Sue Klein All Kids Fish Program are annual events that ignite the passion for fly fishing and conservation in the younger generation. These remarkable retreats take place over a full day, where children aged 10-18 are immersed in the captivating world of fly fishing. They have the opportunity to explore the pristine headwaters region of the Chattahoochee River watershed or the vibrant heart of Atlanta at Piedmont Park.

Kids learn invaluable skills such as assembling and casting a fly rod, mastering essential knots, and learning how to properly use fishing gear. They also receive guidance on safe fish handling and the importance of conservation. Understanding the significance of a healthy river ecosystem and how it sustains life is a fundamental aspect of the program.

All Kids Fish is made possible through the support of dedicated partner groups and volunteers. The Orvis Company, along with hosts Unicoi Outfitters and Piedmont Park Conservancy, play a crucial role in ensuring the events run smoothly. International partners United Women on the Fly and iFishiBelong contribute their expertise and resources, non-profit partners including Foster Cares Center for Pan Asian Community Services and LaAmistad help leave a lasting impact on youth from underrepresented communities within our watershed, and our volunteer army is spearheaded by our friends at Georgia Women Fly Fishers.

Together, this collective effort creates a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these children, leaving an indelible mark on their lives for years to come. The Becca Sue Klein All Kids Fish events are not just about fishing; they are about fostering a deep connection with nature, instilling a sense of responsibility for conservation, and empowering the next generation to become passionate advocates for our rivers and the life they sustain.

Support an All Kids Fish Event

Interested in sponsoring the event with gear or cash? Click below or contact Becca Klein, AKF Founder, at [email protected].

To sponsor a youth participant through a scholarship or to support the event by volunteering, visit our event page.

Celebrating Five Years of Kids on the Water

In 2019, CRK hosted the first-ever Water Warriors summit in celebration of CRK’s 25th anniversary and as part of a broader recommitment to inspire the next generation of environmentalists. That year, CRK development director and fly angler, Becca Sue Klein, came up with an idea – to bring girls from the region out to experience a day of fly fishing and learn more about why protection of our waterways is so important.

“We knew we wanted to develop and enable a new generation of conservation-minded youth who protect the waters that nourish fish and people,” said Becca in an article for DUN Magazine. Because of the success of the event, CRK made the decision to add a second event to allow children of all genders to have this on-the-water experience.

In March 2020, Becca was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer and learned that after surviving two cancer diagnoses in 2015 and 2017, the cancer had moved to her bones and liver. In honor of Becca’s long-time service to CRK and as a commitment to her mission of empowering youth in the fly fishing community, the event was named the Becca Sue Klein All Kids Fish, which will be hosted annually.

Thank you to our host partners:

Piedmont Park Conservancy
Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center
Unicoi Outfitters

Thank you to our industry supporters and
the 2024 Host Committee:

Heather Hodson, iFishiBelong ™

Katie Cahn, Dirt Road Wares

Erica Nelson, The Awkward Angler

Allie Valdetara, Ladies in Wadies

Jessica Whitmire, Headwaters Outfitters

Ellen Begley, Chairperson

Leslie Battle, Education Coordinator

Mollie Boaz, H20 and Marketing Partner Liaison

Peter Delaney, Ghillie

Kitty Grimsley, Scholarship Coordinator

Spenser Matthews, Fly Shop/Club Coordinator

Amanda Miller, Fly Boxes

Megan Nellen, Scholarships

Nita Paris, Waders

Yolanda Santiago White, Media

Interested in joining the 2024 host committee?

Please reach out to Becca Klein at [email protected], 404.558.8676, or on Instagram at @beccasueklein

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