See what other's have to say about these children's fly-fishing books!

Future Fisherman Foundation

"At the Future Fisherman Foundation we are constantly searching for new and innovative ways of "hooking" our young people and getting them excited about getting out of doors and going fishing. What better "bait" than Olive the Little Woolly Bugger? Kirk Werner does a great job of delivering the right messages in a very clever way. The characters are wonderful and the story is compelling. I will certainly be sharing this tale with my young nephews!"

Anne Danielski, Executive Director
Future Fisherman Foundation
http://www.futurefisherman.org/

Federation of Fly Fishers

"This is a wonderful fly-fishing tale for both young anglers and the angler that is young at heart. Kirk Werner does a great job of including fundamental fly-fishing topics in a great story that catches both your attention and your eye."

Matt Wilhelm, National Education Coordinator
Federation of Fly Fishers
http://www.fedflyfishers.org/

Trout Unlimited

"Olive the Little Woolly Bugger warms my big old heart. Without question, this book will inspire many, many children-children just like my own little daughter-to go outside and explore the natural world, from big national parks to small neighborhood creeks. There's nothing like a good, old-fashioned book, with a fun tale and beautiful graphics, to make it happen in the most creative and inspirational ways."

Dave Rogers, Director of Volunteer Operations
Trout Unlimited
http://www.tu.org

affta

"As a parent and passionate life-long fly angler I encourage everyone to read Olive the Little Woolly Bugger for yourself and to your children often, then take them fly-fishing often. As with many outdoor activities, participation in the sport of fly-fishing has declined in recent years and as a result, we as a society are loosing our connection to the natural world. It is important that all fly angler's take responsibility for passing on that which was given to them: An introduction to fly-fishing and an opportunity to develop a passion for fly-fishing in the wonders of the natural world. For children and their parents - Olive will help open many of those doors"

Robert Ramsay, President
American Fly Fishing Trade Association
http://affta.com/

Oregon Trout

"A must-have for the fly-fishing family. With great graphics and easy storytelling, Olive the Little Woolly Bugger packs some sophisticated information into this very accessible read-even parents can learn a few things."

Joe S. Whitworth, Executive Director
Oregon Trout
http://oregontrout.org/

Washington Council of Trout Unlimited

"A fun read for both children and adults! The excellent art work and fun characters, along with the importance of taking care of the resource, make this a must for the fishing family's library!"

Captain Mark Taylor, President
Washington Council of Trout Unlimited
http://www.troutunlimitedwashington.org/

Alliance for Fly Fishing Education

"Kids and adults alike will be thrilled with the story of Olive. The books are a very nice way to introduce fly-fishing and some of the hard life lessons we all go through. Kirk Werner's books are a great way to get kids psyched to go out and fly fish!"

Shahab Farzanegan, National Coordinator
Alliance for Fly Fishing Education
http://www.discoverflyfishing.com

Recycled Fish

"The tale of Olive is a fun-filled story that explains to children not only the joy of fishing for wild trout, but the fisherman's responsibilities to those wild trout. Exciting the next generation of anglers to pursue trout is important, as one day those young anglers will become the guardians of the waters they fish."

Matt Roberts, Vice President
Recycled Fish
http://www.recycledfish.org

International Game Fish Association

"Teaching children to fish is the best part of my job and what I love to do with family. These books are perfect for teaching the basics of fly-fishing: From differentiating between wet and dry flies, how to cast, and most importantly, conservation. Without the fish, we won't have a recreation. For all novice fly fishers - these books are great for children and adults alike - I know I learned some new things! A big thanks to Kirk Werner for making these books so entertaining, educational and conservation minded! "

Dawn Miller-Walker, Education Manager
International Game Fish Association
http://www.igfa.org

Sage Fly Fish

"Introducing kids to fly-fishing insures that future generations carry on the legacy of the sport we love. Kirk Werner does this in a way that is both fun and informative, taking kids though the process of gear needed to pursue their interests, to basic casting techniques and most importantly - catch-and-release fishing for wild trout. Olive is a creative first in this approach to educating kids. A great product is something we at Sage firmly believe in, and Olive The Little Woolly Bugger and Olive and The Big Stream are sure to deliver on this same promise."

Paul Johnson, Marketing Manager
Sage Manufacturing
http://sageflyfish.com/

Cast for Kids

"While I am not a fly-fisherman, it doesn't really matter - the message is universal; the beauty of the outdoors, the joy of fishing, and stewardship of the resource. And it sorely needs to be passed on to the next generation. These books will be under my three Grandsons' Christmas tree this year."

Jim Owens, Executive Director
Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) for Kids Foundation
http://www.castforkids.org/

Hooked on a Cure

"Olive The Little Woolly Bugger hooked me right from the beginning! We've fly fished with our children since they could hold a fly rod, and Kirk Werner's book captures practical information you can use while enchanting the reader with a great story - no matter what your age. The life lessons Kirk weaves throughout the story really resonate with children, and provide great topics of conversation standing side-by-side in a stream. The book is incentive to take your kids fishing more often, and opens doors to conversations about our own personal responsibility for protecting our resources. We devote our love of the sport to helping save children from catastrophic illnesses so that they can grow, live and learn - perhaps even learn to fly fish. Olive reminds us all that life is about the journey, and each of us has something special to contribute. Thank you, Kirk, for YOUR contribution to the sport and our children!"

April Conrad, Founder
Hooked on a Cure
http://www.hookedonacure.com

Fanny Krieger

"The story of Olive the Woolly Bugger is delightful...fascinating and entertaining for anyone, including children, who knows a bit about fly fishing! I have found that children like "morals" and a bit of light-hearted suspense and drama in a story, often with "good and bad" characters...with a happy resolution, of course. These stories fit the mold. They are fun to read and really do give good information about flies, fly-fishing and catch-and-release. The illustrations are wonderfully well done. I definitely recommend these books and would buy them for all the children I know!"

Fanny Krieger, Founder
International Women Fly Fishers and Golden West Women Fly Fishers
http://www.intlwomenflyfishers.org/
http://www.gwwf.org/

Native Fish Society

"Getting young people interested in the future of wild fish is one of the most significant ways to sustain our mission, and giving children a colorful and fun story that they can relate to is one of the best ways to begin appreciation for the environment. With the Olive stories, Werner takes that appreciation a step further by drawing children into the world of fly-fishing with characters they can relate to, pictures that are fun and a story where lessons are learned without being preachy or pedantic. Both parents and children will enjoy these books and it will not be surprising if your kids come up to you in the morning and tell you that "Last night I dreamt that I was on the Big Stream with Olive."

Tim Manion, Administrative Coordinator
Native Fish Society
http://www.nativefishsociety.org/

Reds Fly Shop

"As a professional guide I get to spend a lot of time on the water helping folks to have an enjoyable experience, and that means more than just catching fish. Olive is the perfect guide for kids- they'll learn some good basics and a whole lot more."

Johnny Boitano, Fly-Fishing Guide
Red’s Fly Shop (Yakima Canyon, WA)
http://www.redsflyshop.com/