Hooked On Tahosa
Welcome to the Camp Tahosa Fly Fishing Merit Badge programs for 2015. “Hooked on Camp Tahosa” is located at the Denver Area Council’s high adventure training base, Camp Tahosa, at the foot of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. Approximately 20 miles northwest of Boulder, Colorado, the camp’s 300 acres of woodland sits at 9,000 feet in elevation. This year, we are offering one full weekend program the weekend of May 1-3 and one day-only program on Saturday, May 9.
Come experience time in intensive fly fishing instruction for Scouts, parents and leaders. Learn to cast, set up your rod and reel, and understand the nature of fly fishing. Camp Tahosa is one of the best places to learn how to fly fish. Identify different types of wet and dry flies, learn about the bugs and creatures that fish eat and how you can effectively mimic their movements. All equipment is provided to learn to fish: rods, reels, leader, tippet, and flies. Learn to tie your own flies, as well as, appreciate the importance of regulations, angler ethics and how to integrate the Outdoor Code into your fishing experience. Camp Tahosa’s Tumblesom Lake is a private lake, so state fishing licenses are not required to fish.
Individuals, as well as Scouting units are encouraged to attend. Please note the participation level is capped at 12, in order to keep a lower student/instructor ratio and personalized instruction.
Requirements: Due to the nature of the fly fishing sport, we request attending Scouts be First Class Rank or above or 12 years old by January 1, 2015. At least 50% of the group must be youth members, however adults are more than encouraged to participate and help, learn and experience. All participants must be PREPARED. The weather can be a factor and can change without notice. Participants who arrive at camp without weather appropriate clothing, risk not being able to participate in the outdoor activities, should adverse weather conditions exist.
Download the Hooked on Tahosa registraton form.
May 1-3, 2015 (Weekend)
May 9, 2015 (One Day)
May 16, 2015 (One Day) - (Available for overflow only after sessions 1 and 2 fill.)
To check which sessions are full, please see the 2015 Hooked on Tahosa Space Available Report.
Please Note: Until further notice there is a "Catch & Release" policy at Camp Tahosa.