Oct 14, 2013

Casting For Recovery....

When you get the chance to be apart of something bigger then yourself it has an impact on yourself.  Sunday, we got that chance.  We got contacted by the National Casting for Recovery group to help guide some amazing women.  This was the first time ever that CFR had come to Iowa.  It's organization puts on these events at fly fishing destinations in 42 states.  Decorah, Iowa was chosen to kick of this event in Iowa and we were glad to take part.  We were matched up with participants on the day to teach how to fly fish, spend sometime and give them some relief from the obstacle that life has presented. Lou and Cheryl who fished with us for the morning were amazing individuals.  Their personalities shined and so did some early signs of fly fishing talent.  Both had hook ups and the thrill of watching a dry fly get snatched by a trailing trout.  We were able to listen to their stories of faith, life, struggles, overcoming and battling cancer.  It was cool brisk morning with over 20 participants from all across Iowa.  Orvis and Simms provided all the ladies with gear, rods and much more.  Hotel Winneshiek hosted the event and provided lunch for the guides and fisher women after the day on the stream. It was a great event and we are looking forward to working with the group every year. These women are strong, brave, courages, who have hearts of gold and to be honest we left this opportunity invigorated, re-energized and blessed by getting to know them.  Thanks Lou and Cheryl we look forward to seeing you again!

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