| This is the Boy Scout Fly Fishing Merit Badge|
Boy Scouts can also earn the Fishing merit badge.
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Fishing belt loop and pin.
Venturers can work on the Fishing Ranger Award elective.
|Fly Fishing merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||136|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2002|
|“||Fly-fishing is a specialized form of fishing that combines skill and artistry. Because it is so rich with tradition, it is a passion for millions of people. The beauty of the water, the solitude, and the skills that the sport requires have made fly-fishing very important in the lives of many notable people.||”|
Fly Fishing is one of the elective merit badges for the William T. Hornaday awards for Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts.
Fly Fishing requirements
- Please be aware that there are Fish eating advisories in several areas of the continental US. The cooking requirement does not require you to cook a fish you catch, just to cook a fish. You may wish to obtain a fish from the market to cook and eat. Click here for an example fish consumption advisory.
- The BSA Fishing Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Fly Fishing as one of your monthly themes.
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
- 3a. Arbor Backing Knot, #3b: Nail Knot, #3c: Needle Knot #3d: Double Surgeon’s Loop or Blood Knot, #3e: Improved Clinch Knot
- Animated Knots: Basic Scout Knots - Forty Scout knots - Special Knots - Sailing knots - Fishing knots - Folsoms Knots - Animatedknots.com - Great Animations - More Animated Knots - More great Animated Knots - Still more - Knot Videos - Basics Videos - Basics2
- Other Knot Links: Advanced knots - Ropers Knots Page - Climbing Knots - Fishing knots - Knots Index
- The Boy Scout Handbook is the primary reference. See Cooking Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Food Pyramid - Meal Planning - Recipes - Food Handling - Dutch Oven Cooking
- Cooking Gear: REI: Cookware - BSA Cooking Gear - REI: Stoves - Stove Safety
- Dutch Oven Cooking: International Dutch Oven Society - USScouts.Org - MacScouter - dutchovencookware.com
|General Merit Badge information
- Federation of Fly Fishers complete Fly Fishing merit badge preparation An excellent source for those wishing to set up the badge for Scouts.
- Animated fishing knots
- Trout Unlimited
- Killroy's Fly Tying