Last year the staff of Nueva School in San Mateo contacted me in an effort to obtain some casting instruction for their students. For those of you that are not familiar with Nueva, it is a new, modern, progressive alternative for High School freshmen and sophomore classes.
Once I made arrangements I contacted Dave Turner to assist in teaching the classes, January 7 & 8th this year.
Neither of us were thoroughly prepared for what we found. Housed in new facilities in the Bay Meadows area of San Mateo we discovered that the school offered many alternatives and was an exciting atmosphere for learning. The students were bight, intelligent and eager to learn. A real motivational experience for both Dave and myself.
My thoughts after leaving the school was that it was refreshing to work with these individuals and see the future of the sport growing. One of the students already has a fly fishing book in print and on retail shelves. Perhaps with “Trout in the Classroom" and events like this we will attract younger members in the club.