Hayden Williams, age 13, knows the value of a well written letter and he knows a lot about art too. Hayden was a student at the Northwest Youth Conservation and Fly Fishing Academy this spring. He was sponsored thanks to donations from Clark-Skamania Fly Fishers and the Fidalgo Fly Fishers, both FFI affiliated clubs. Hayden wrote this note of thanks to the clubs and Mike Clancy, co-chairman of the academy, took note as well. Several kids have written thank you notes, but Hayden’s stands out for its crea-tivity, says Mike. Hayden said that he met “tons” of interesting people at the academy and skills acquired at the academy are “giving me an ex-cuse to go fishing almost every week-end this summer.” In both the draw-ing and his words, Hayden illustrates that the FFI investment in this academy is worth every penny. Tight lines to you Hayden.