Casting for Recovery’s 7th Annual Cast One for Hope (COFH), event was a success! Last weekend (September 27 – 28, 2019) the event kicked off at Flying Horse MT with a casual reception open to everyone including anglers, guests, and local community members. Anglers and guests came in from all over the country to attend. Famous Dave’s barbeque, local spirits and time to connect, made the gathering unforgettable.
Saturday morning, 17 local guides who donated their day, headed out for a full day on the Bitterroot River in the Bitterroot Valley, Western Montana, rowing paying anglers (two anglers per float) on an ultimate fly fishing experience all in support of Casting for Recovery. Two guides rowed local photographers who were capturing photos, drone images and videos of the day’s adventures. While the weather conditions were unseasonable with freezing temperatures and snow squalls, that didn’t slow anyone down—the Bitterroot River gave up a lot of beastly trout!
Undoubtedly ready for a hot toddy after fishing in freezing conditions, folks gathered in the evening at the Celebration Dinner to enjoy a gourmet dinner with wine pairings at Flying Horse MT. Live music started out the cocktail hour and guests participated in a live and silent auction. All proceeds supported Casting for Recovery’s mission, to provide outdoor healing retreats for women with breast cancer.
Cast One for Hope awarded creative accolades to the anglers, in recognition of their day on the water including: Longest Lasting Fly, Best Fly, Most Flies Lost, Best Line Tangle and Best Photo of the Day.
For the seventh consecutive year Cast One for Hope went off without a hitch. It’s a fun and fishy way to bring folks together who have a strong passion for fly fishing and breast cancer awareness. Big kudos to the COFH guides who are with us year after year. Their time and dedication to Casting for Recovery is truly a gift. See you in 2020!