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.

Samples of this year's CfR Fly Boxes

2014 Donated CfR Fly Boxes

If you are not familiar with Casting for Recovery, they provide retreats for 14 women recovering from breast cancer.  There is no charge for attending these two and a half day retreats.  They are holding 42 retreats this year serving nearly 600 of the 2.9 million women currently in various stages of treatment and recovery.

For further information or to apply for a retreat contact Casting for Recovery.

Note from J. Stockard: We are pleased to support CfR and their mission to support breast cancer survivors.

One thought on “Fly Tyers for Casting for Recovery

  1. Susan Gaetz

    This is awesome! All of us at Casting for Recovery truly appreciate the time and expertise needed to create these beautiful flies! Your support is very meaningful for us and I can tell you that the breast cancer survivors who attend our retreats LOVE receiving their own fly box and hand-tied flies. They are so touched that you would take the time to make these for them! Thanks to everyone who had a part in making this happen! Susan Gaetz

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