Massachusetts highschool college students traveled to Florida to fish with Mud Gap. (Photograph courtesy of Mud Gap)

Final month, the Mud Gap Schooling Program joined forces with college students from Lawrence Academy to place their in-school rod constructing program to the check. Led by Forrest Stillwell, the scholars’ U.S. Historical past trainer, they discovered to construct fishing rods and traveled 1,200 miles to Florida to place their expertise to the check in opposition to redfish and sea trout with the Mud Gap crew.

Mud Gap Schooling Program Director, Anthony Youmans, expressed that witnessing the scholars catch fish with the rods they constructed firsthand highlighted the worth of this system.

“Bringing the craft of customized rod constructing to highschool college students is what the Mud Gap Schooling Program is all about, however we hardly ever have the chance to see the ultimate outcomes,” stated Youmans. “Experiencing the scholars catching fish on the rods that they constructed, firsthand, actually introduced dwelling to us what an excellent expertise rod constructing is and the worth we deliver to colleges across the nation.”

This system aligns with Lawrence Academy’s two-week program objectives of educating college students a hands-on craft, getting them open air, growing private expertise, and maintaining them engaged within the classroom. Stillwell, who had bought a rod package from Mud Gap a few years in the past, reached out to Youmans to become involved in this system. He expressed that customized rod constructing was an ideal match for his or her program and a simple and inexpensive choice with the Mud Gap crew’s assist. The Mud Gap Schooling Program goals to offer lecturers, faculties, and youth organizations worldwide with a easy technique to train invaluable life expertise by customized rod constructing.


A small sea trout held in a hand underneath a fishing rod and reel, in a boat.
Mud Gap’s Schooling Program web site gives detailed lesson plans, movies, and blueprints that can assist clarify the method step-by-step. (Photograph courtesy of Mud Gap)

Mud Gap Customized Sort out, based mostly in Oviedo, Florida, is the world’s largest provider of rod constructing and sort out crafting items and instruction.

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