If you are a regular here at RiverKeeper Flies, you might recall my wife and I participated in Cast One for Hope on the Bitterroot River, MT last September. It was part of our last fly fishing road trip for the year, which was cut short due to snowstorms and frigid temperatures that buffeted Montana during last September and early October. We had a terrific time and just registered for the Cast One for Hope event in 2020.

Cast One for Hope 2020 | www.johnkreft.com

Yes, that might be us fishing with our guide Sean O’brien of Osprey Outfitters.

Jessica Haydahl-Richardson was our videographer in another raft rowed by Hannah Barron Spencer, which followed us down the river to capture our experience, resulting in the video below of our epic day. It was tough fishing as the temperature had dropped 30 degrees and wind gusts between 30 to 40 mph! The video below is being used to advertise the Cast One for Hope event in 2020.

We are looking forward to floating down the Bitterroot River on September 26 in one of 17 rafts with a local guide as well as the Celebration dinner that evening. Our hope is for better weather than our experience in 2019.

If you are interested in being one of the fly fishers, act quickly. The event fills up fast. Otherwise, I encourage you to donate to Casting for Recovery in general or the Casting for Recovery Oregon – South retreat my wife leads.

The retreats can be life-changing for participants.

Enjoy…go fish!

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