Casting for Recovery/Orvis Challenge


Orvis helps CfR kick off their retreat season
Photo by Casting for Recovery

The mission of Casting for Recovery® (CfR) is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique retreat program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The program offers opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR serves breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery, at no cost to participants....

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Pro Tips: How to Set the Hook While Nymphing

Written by: Geoff Stevens, Teton Fishing Co. LLC


Why do most wives outfish their husbands? Because they set the hook on everything.
Photo by Geoff Stevens

I recently had the honor of taking a fellow guide and his wife on a trip for large rainbows. He was a top-notch guide for trophy bass. Neither had fly fished before, and after a short lesson on. . .

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Photos: Bringing Fly-Fishing to the People

Written by: Jon Easdon, Angler's Covey


Almost 100 people caught the fly-fishing bug in Colorado springs on Saturday.
Photos courtesy Angler's Covey

We have been working with other agencies locally to help get folks outside. This idea spawned the city's first Get Outdoors Day Colorado Springs. It was held at Prospect Lake here in town and. . .

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Photo of the Day: Jess and the Big Backcountry Brown

Written by: Will Lillard, Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions

Jess Rice is all smiles, as she lifts a brown-trout-of-a-lifetime from a backcountry river in New Zealand. Photo by Charlie Parr
Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions guides Charlie Parr and Jess Rice are down in New Zealand for the month. In true LFFE fashion, they are hiking into the backcountry and camping right on the. . .

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Casting for Recovery: A Labor of Love

Nancy McNamara reveling in her fly fishing experience Photo by Casting for Recovery
Each participant at every Casting for Recovery retreat has a story to tell. They are stories both happy and sad, but always there is triumph. The joy of mastering something new, accomplishing a task you thought was beyond you, connecting with people who know precisely what you are going through, having a few days to escape - relax - laugh - grow. Nancy McNamara, pictured above, was one such participant. Look at the sheer joy on her face! Nancy attended a CfR retreat in the Houston area last April....

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Photos of the Day: Chilly-Weather Brookies in Arizona

Written by: Tyler Coleman

Brook trout are my favorite fish because of their awesome coloration and the extreme aggressiveness-to-size ratio. Photos by Tyler Coleman
Last week, I went out with the family in search of our favorite local wild fish, brook trout. The very small creek we went to is tough to fish and can get technical, depending on the. . .

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