About Us

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.

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What is Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions?

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions specializes in teen fly fishing summer camps. Our teen fly fishing summer camps are not an ordinary lodge based kids fly fishing camps. At Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions we combine a teen adventure camp, youth fly fishing school, service learning, and community service to create our unique Teen Fly Fishing Adventure Academies. Our kids and teen fly fishing camps travel to the premier wilderness fly fishing and backcountry fly fishing locations throughout North America. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime. Become an experienced fly fisherman or woman while hiking, camping and fishing at our North Carolina Teen Fly Fishing Academy in the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains. Or explore Rocky Mountain fly fishing opportunities on one of our Colorado or Wyoming fly fishing expeditions. If you are looking for an ordinary teen summer tour, teen summer camp, or teen adventure you have come to the wrong place. If you are looking to learn new skills while on the adventure of a lifetime, try one of our youth/teen fly fishing summer camps or allow us to design a  custom adventure for your family, group, or school.