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Casting for Recovery

If you watched any football games over the weekend, and who didn’t, you probably noticed the pink highlights on various uniforms, cheerleaders, referees, coaches, spectators etc.  It may have taken you a second or two to realize what the color statement was about, but I am also betting that most of you know by now that it is breast cancer awareness month.

What does that have to do with fish or fishing?

Well, let me tell you. . . .

My Dad has a cousin who has been battling breast cancer.  I guess technically that she would be my first cousin, once removed.  All I know is she is family.  A long, long time ago, my sister and I stood as flower girl and ring-bearer in her wedding.  No, we do not see each other often, but the internet has made it a lot easier to keep tabs on each other.  That is good.

She recently was able to participate in a Casting for Recovery event.


I was thrilled for her because I knew she would get to fish some of the best trout water in Nebraska, the Snake River.  I am pretty sure she had a great time, and I know she caught fish (I stole these pictures from her FaceBook page).

Snake River Trout on the hook
“Fish On!”

Snake River Trout, Casting for Recovery

A big THANK YOU to all the folks who help with that event!

Now, if you want to donate to Casting for Recovery, you can find information for doing that on their website.

I also have found out that you can support the cause by buying all kinds of cool, pink fishing gear.  How about a Simm’s pink wading belt?  Or how about a pink fishing cap and a chance to win a pink Cheeky fly reel?  An Abel Casting for Recovery fly reel?  A Sage Pink fly rod?  A Casting for Recovery CD?  A pink HMH fly-tying vise?  A pink kayak?  Some pink fishing shirts?  Pink Mace?  A pink fly box?  Need some nice fish dinner ware?  Or even some pink Teeny fly line?  Or a Casting for Recovery Temple Fork Outfitters fly rod?

It is a worthy cause!

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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