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.
2024 registration is now live!
Continue reading below to learn more about the program.
Click the button below to register your child for a 2024 event, sponsor a student, or volunteer.
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Helen, GA (mixto)
Saturday, August 24, 2024
Atlanta, Georgia (inclusive community outreach program)
Saturday, October 19, 2024
Helena, Georgia (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.
Celebrating Five Years of Kids on the Water
En 2019, CRK organizó la primera cumbre Water Warriors en celebración del 25.º aniversario de CRK y como parte de un compromiso más amplio para inspirar a la próxima generación de ambientalistas. Ese año, a la directora de desarrollo y pescadora con mosca de CRK, Becca Sue Klein, se le ocurrió una idea: llevar a las niñas de la región a experimentar un día de pesca con mosca y aprender más sobre por qué es tan importante proteger nuestras vías fluviales.
“Sabíamos que queríamos desarrollar y permitir una nueva generación de jóvenes conservacionistas que protegen las aguas que nutren a los peces y a las personas”, dijo Becca en un artículo para la revista DUN. Debido al éxito del evento, CRK tomó la decisión de agregar un segundo evento para permitir que los niños de todos los géneros tengan esta experiencia en el agua.
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:
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