Fly Tying for a Cause

Guest Blogger: Bob Nelson, Sacramento, CA

For the 11th year members of the Fly Tying Forum have partnered with J. Stockard to provide 14 boxes of flies for a Casting for Recovery retreat. This year’s retreat was held in Shawnee, Colorado at the North Fork Ranch. The following is a report I received from the Regional Program Manager, Jen Lofgren:

We had a really wonderful retreat this past weekend. The weather cooperated, the river was in great shape, and all of the women caught fish. They were very appreciative of the box of flies that they each received, especially upon learning that they had all been hand tied especially for them. Special thanks to you for spearheading this project, and to all of the individuals who contributed their time and talent to make this happen. We are also very grateful to J. Stockard for donating the fly boxes. We also asked each of the guides to add a fly or two that their participant caught fish on throughout the day, as well as a fly that the women tied themselves over the weekend. The boxes were very special for so many reasons. 

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News From Down Under – CfR

CfR australia 112016J. Stockard supports Casting for Recovery events throughout the US and now Australia, too!

Here’s a shot from the November 2016 CfR retreat hosted by Canberra-based ACT Fly Fishers. At this 2nd annual event, 11 women spent the weekend being introduced to the sport of fly fishing by a supportive and enthusiastic group of volunteers.

J. Stockard donated the fly boxes that each of the participants received as part of their weekend gift. ACT Fly Fishing will repeat the event this year and we’ll support them once again.

Fly Tyers for Casting for Recovery

CfR nelsonGuest Blogger: Bob Nelson, Fly Tyer & CfR Supporter
With the continued support of J. Stockard Fly Fishing, who supplies the fly boxes, members of the Fly Tying Forum, have donated 14 sets of a dozen flies to Casting for Recovery, for each of the last five years.  Fly tyers from all over the United States have contributed a dozen flies each.  Not only that, but tyers from Australia, Canada, Scotland and other countries where CfR does not have chapters have donated as well.  Most of these men and women have not only sent the requested dozen flies to match the guidelines suggested by Casting for Recovery, but have included enough extra flies to fill a bonus box.  This year’s bonus contained 60 assorted flies.  There is also a box of 14 Pink Wooly Buggers for the attendee’s hats or vests.  This year’s flies are going to the Kentucky program which serves 14 lucky women from Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  The retreat will be held in Indiana.

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