I just finished tying a box of 7 dozen flies I’m donating to an upcoming Casting for Recovery (CfR) auction supporting Casting for Recovery. I hope these flies will bring in a few dollars for the Southern Oregon CfR retreat my wife leads.

CFR Flies | www.riverkeeperflies.com

Casting for Recovery (CfR) is a retreat designed to help women in various stages of breast cancer enrich their lives through fly fishing. 

Retreats are offered at no cost to the participants and “offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature.” (CfR website)

This is the time of year the national organization raises funds for their operations as well as over 40 retreats across the US.

Here is the box of flies I tied, a total of 84 flies.

CFR Box of Flies | www.riverkeeperflies.com

Included in the fly box are a dozen each of:

  • Purple Haze #14
  • Purple Haze #16
  • Arrick’s Parachute Ant #14
  • Arrick’s Parachute Ant #16
  • Arrick’s Parachute Ant #14 – Black
  • Arrick’s Parachute Ant #16 – Black
  • Royal Coachman Poly Wing #12

The online auction runs from November 3 – 13, 2022. I’ll provide more details in the near future about the auction and items available to support the Southern Oregon CfR retreat.

In the meantime, here are two more opportunities to support CfR this month.

1. Catch Photo Release Tournament – October 15 – 22

The CPR Tournament replaces the Cast One event we’ve participated in on the Bitterroot River in Hamilton, MT.

Here are links to my posts:

This is a simple way to support CfR by fishing your home waters between October 15-21, capturing a photo or two of the fish you catch and submitting it to a Facebook group. A panel of judges will choose winners for each category and announced during the live auction on October 22. Click HERE to sign up.

2. Cast One: Home Waters – October 22

Participate in their live auction/Watch Party on Saturday night where awards will be given to those submitting photos of the fish caught during the Catch Photo Release Tournament. Purchase tickets HERE. The live auction items are:

Auctioning off a pointing lab puppy with 3 months professional training

A day of guided fishing on the famous Flathead River in Northern Montana! Hilary Hutcheson and the ultimate Costa gift package, “See What’s Out There,” which includes two pairs of Costa sunglasses, two Costa backpacks, two Costa hats, Costa shirts, two Costa #KickPlastic water bottles, and lots more Costa Swag!

Two days guided fly fishing on the upper Kenai River

This package includes 4 nights of lodging and 3 days of guided fishing – 1 trout day, 1 mousing night, and 1 day of warm water! The Driftless Angler is also providing dinner at the Driftless Cafe, 2 Echo Lyft Kits, and a whole lot of swag. PLUS, Simms Fishing Products is throwing in two sets of waders and YETI has donated 2 suitcases. This trip for 4 is one you will never forget!!

Get away with a few of your friends in Ashland, Oregon! This package for 4 includes tickets to the famous Shakespeare Festival where you’ll have the chance to see a diversity of new and classic plays inspired by Shakespeare’s work. Additionally, your group of 4 receive a private wine tour through beautiful Rogue Valley. With stylish yet retro accommodations at Palm Cottages, this 4 night trip for 4 is sure to be one you’ll remember!

Enjoy…go fish!

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  1. John, I always enjoy your posts but had to comment on this one. My wife and I were very active in the Ohio CFR retreat for a ten year period. Super program for the ladies!! My wife was a huge part of the program helping in several areas. The retreat leader’s husband and I were gophers, sign hangers as well as anything else that needed done to facilitate. Somehow I was elected to be one who located 14 worthy “River Helpers” for the fishing event on the last day. (enjoyed every minute of it).
    PS: I very much enjoy your TBT posts! love seeing the old patterns and the stories behind them!

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