Sunday, January 9, 2011

While your tying this winter

While your tying this winter something to possibly think about. There are several fly fishing oriented organizations that could use flies. Three that spring to mind are: Casting for Recovery, Rivercourse, and Project Healing Water.

Casting for Recovery take women who have had surgery and are recovering from breast cancer. The motion of fly-fishing helps the physical aspects. The socialization and natural settings helps the mental recovery.

Rivercourse is a youth summer camp put on by Trout Unlimited. The program teaches young people about trout fishing, nature, and conservation. It is a great way to get young people into the sport of fly fishing.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.

I have tied flies for all these worth while groups. It is worth it to share our sport with people who are benefiting so much from their experiences. I know there are probably other fly fishing causes out there that I may not have mentioned. What I would hope and challenge those in the sport that tie is donate some flies. While we refill the boxes this winter set a dozen or two aside to help others enjoy the sport more. With your donated flies folks will enjoy the rush of a trout, bass, or bluegill bending a rod for the first or first time in a log while.


  1. Hey Brad, great advice. Maybe you could include contact info or links, making it easier for folks to get their flies, money, or time to the organizers.

    CFR is here:

    Tight lines.

  2. jeff good idea I'll see if I can't get that up.

  3. Those are pretty cool. Thanks for spreading the word. I will bring up the fly donation to our local fly tying group. They might be able to do a tie-in for that.