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April 10, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Women fly-fishers wanted to cast for a great cause

Casting for Recovery, a non-profit organization that introduces breast cancer survivors to the sport of fly fishing, will host a fund-raising fly-fishing school for intermediate women fly anglers May 6-8 at Sun Country Golf and RV Resort in Cle Elum.

Proceeds will support a fly-fishing retreat for local breast cancer survivors. Cost is $375 and preregistration is required. Meals and lodging provided and limited to 20 participants.

Women casting instructors are volunteering their time to assist this fund raising effort. They include World Casting Distance and Accuracy Champion Denise Maxwell, and other instructors are Mary Ann Dozer guides both in Oregon and Idaho; Judy Graham is the Program Coordinator for Washington’s Casting for Recovery, and has guided and taught fly fishing in Washington and Oregon; Jeannee Eeckhoudt started fishing as a child with her father and has spent the last 20 years studying the science of fly fishing; and Jennifer Mitchell co‐owns and operates The Evening Hatch Guide Service & Fly Shop.

Participants can build upon their fly fishing skills including casting distance and accuracy, line management and mending, streamside entomology, reading the water, and other general fly fishing techniques.

The class portion will be held in the Cle Elum area with on water instruction at the Yakima River and on a private stocked pond.

Casting for Recovery is a nation-wide program that offers opportunities for women who have had breast cancer to experience emotional and psychological healing through fly fishing retreats.

In addition, there is convincing evidence that fly fishing can play an important role in the physical recovery of women with breast cancer. The casting motion of fly fishing mimics exercises that help restore mobility. Details: Judy Graham at judybeem@hotmail.com.

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