Fly Fishing Programs
At Kekoa Outdoors, Inc., we understand the therapeutic value of spending time with your loved ones connecting with nature and each other. For this reason, our fly fishing outings are much more than just a fishing trip.
Not only do these events allows veterans the opportunity to spend some relaxing time in the outdoors, it provides a great opportunity to socialize and build relationships with others around you in a peaceful environment.
What To Expect On A Fly Fishing Trip
The trip could be a day outing, or it could be a multi-day trip. The fly fishing outings are for any skill level. The outing could consist of wading or could be a boat trip. We have volunteers that will work with the participant on casting, equipment set up, fly fishing tactics, and fly presentation. The volunteer will also stay with the participant as a guide. We provide all the gear needed for you to have a memorable experience on and off the water. You can expect to eat well on an outing. We home cook most of the meals for the participants. The lodging is typically a three-bedroom cabin or a hotel room. The only cost that the participant may have is the cost of travel to and from the outing, and in some cases, we will cover that cost as well. You will need to have a fishing license with possibly a trout tag, depending on the state.
Hunting provides a great chance to let go of any stressors that may be present in your life at the current time. Our hunting outings not only help veterans deal with issues that they may be facing, they help build comradery and a support group by allowing you to spend time with other veterans that have had the same experiences as you. Kekoa Outdoors, Inc. takes the time to help veterans develop their hunting skills and create a lifelong passion for the outdoors.
What To Expect On a Hunting Trip
The hunting trips are day outings and will be a small group. We will have a hunting safety meeting and license check prior to heading out to the stand. We will hunt in the morning until lunchtime. You will then be fed a home cooked meal and taken back out to hunt in the afternoon until dark. We can provide you with any of the gear you need for the outing except a firearm or bow. You will need to have completed a hunter’s safety course as well as have a hunting license with the correct tags.
Fly Tying Classes
All materials and equipment will be provided for the class. The class will be instructor lead and you will be able to keep all the flies you tie. We will work on basic techniques for fly tying and tie patterns that incorporate those techniques. The fly tying classes will be open to the public and Veterans. The Veterans will be able to attend at no cost and the public will be asked for a donation of $20 per class to cover the cost of materials. The class duration is 2 hours and is held once a week. Please check our events page for dates and location.
Rod Building Classes
All materials and equipment are provided for the class. The class will be instructor lead and will consist of 5 to 6 class meetings to complete your rod. Each class will be 2 hours long.
We will cover all the techniques and equipment needed to build your custom rod. At the end of the class, you will have a custom fly rod that you built, can keep, and can take out fishing with us on one of our outings if you choose too. The rod building classes are for Veterans at no cost and offered to the public for a donation of $279. Please check our events page for dates and location.
Our Upcoming Events
September 15, 2018 @ 5:45 am
If you are interested in the hunt, please contact us with the information provided below. You will need to be an Oklahoma resident for this hunt. You will also need Oklahoma resident hunting license, HIP permit, and your federal migratory bird stamp. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about this hunt. Thanks, Kekoa Outdoors, Inc.
September 22, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Location: Honey Grove, Texas We are going to have to reschedule this event due to the weather this weekend. Once a new date is nailed down, we will post it here. Thanks, Kekoa Outdoors, Inc.
November 10, 2018 @ 5:45 am
This event will be open to our Veterans in Oklahoma. If you would like to participate in the event, please contact us with the information below. You will need and Oklahoma Hunting license, HIP permit, and a federal migratory bird stamp. If you have any question about the event or would like to sponsor a Veteran to participate, please contact us. Thanks, Kekoa Outdoors, Inc.