Cast a Line with the Fly Fishing Club


Drawing sketch style illustration of Fly Fisherman viewed from rear fishing Reeling a spotted brown Trout jumping on isolated background done in blue and white.

The Fly Fishing Club is a new club at Saint Francis that was established earlier this semester.

Its purpose is to provide students who like to fly fish an opportunity to connect with fellow angling enthusiasts.

“I’ve been passionate about fly fishing since I was young,” said Mason Beiswenger, the club’s founder. “I wanted to be in a group with people as passionate about the hobby as me.”

Beiswenger said all are welcome to join in club meetings and activities.

“You don’t need any experience fly fishing,” he said. “It’s really all about having a good time and forming friendships.”

“Bottom line is to have a good time.”

Jared Oakes is a member of the new club. He said that fly fishing is a lot of fun, but that it also takes some practice.

“It’s a learning experience for sure,” said the sophomore Environmental Engineering major. “It definitely requires a lot of time and practice to get good at, but once you get the hang of it, you’re hooked.

“I joined the club because I have a real passion for the sport.”

The club is planning its first fishing trip for next month. Meetings are every Tuesday at 8 p.m.