Fly Fishing for Common Ground, Healing, and Hope

A Timely New Book Club and Discussion Group

Join Us: Tuesdays, March 5, March 12, March 19, March, 26, 2024, 6:00-7:30 p.m. CST
Virtual program using Zoom. All readings distributed online.
Free program, register early, limited to 15 participants.

“Home is … a connection that cannot be built from wood and brick. A connection that grabs and pulls you, as a trout is hooked by a fly…. I feel young and old, safe and unsure. I feel closer to those I love, yet perfectly alone, uncluttered by the responsibilities of life and completely immersed in life’s essential currents. I am home.”
-Quinn Grover, Wilderness of Hope

“Wild streams are great storehouses of hope … and conduits of human relation.”
-Steve Ramirez, Casting Onward

Fly fishing is a source of deep self-examination and renewal, both on and off the water. On the stream, it is a multifaceted learning and problem-solving experience that employs a range of skills for enjoyable and productive fishing. Off the stream, many of the same skills and lessons also serve another, perhaps even higher purpose. Fly fishing can help us understand, respect, and repair a broken world, find common ground, and inspire hope in disorienting and divisive times. We will explore this theme through discussion of selected readings, primarily from the literature of fly fishing, that inform the choices we make about each other, our environment, how we want to live, and who we want to be. This program is for anyone, angler or not, who thinks about fly fishing and the great outdoors as a source of wisdom, hope, and perhaps, even common ground, at a time when we need these more than ever. All readings distributed online.

Facilitator: Steve Ehrlich, frequent fisher at Westover Farms. Lifelong educator in adult learning, psychology, and professional development. Retired teacher and dean, Washington University.

Sponsored by Westover Farms, Missouri’s Fly Fishing Destination

Registration and Inquiries:
    Call: Steve (314) 827-7204
    Call: Lisa (573) 743-6284
  **Once registered, you will receive additional information about the readings.