Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions is an adventure education company, specializing in wilderness fly fishing trips for adolescents. We are dedicated to leading memorable, exciting, educational, and most importantly, fun wilderness fly fishing adventures for middle and high school students. Our flagship programs are our 10-20 day adventure academies for teenagers. We also offer custom wilderness adventures for families, schools, or small groups.
Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was founded by Will Lillard while he was earning his M.A. in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. As a fly fisherman and fly fishing guide, Will admired the dedication to conservation and stewardship he noticed among fly fishermen and women. Frightened by the fact that fishing in the U.S. is losing 1 million participants every 3 years he searched for a way to reverse this trend. He combined his experiences leading teen adventure education trips, working at a semester school, and as a guide on the Gunnison River with the benefits of service learning, to create LFFE. Our mission is to inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists.