Thursday, February 19, 2015

Casting For Recovery Fly Rod Raffle

For those of you who haven't met Zeb, know that first off, he's just a great guy. I've wanted to add one of his rods to my arsenal for years now but due to his full schedule and my lack of $$, it hasn't happened...yet. I've had the privilege of knowing Zeb for a few years now, and what you see here is what you get, a stand up guy looking out for the sport and some of the awesome causes behind it. 

An example of one of those causes is Casting for Recovery. CfR is an organization with "the mission of Casting for Recovery is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature. CfR’s retreats are open to breast cancer survivors of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery and are free to participants."

I've personally seen this organization act as a true foundation for healing. Its amazing what this sport can do when put into the right hands. With most of us affected indirectly by this terrible disease, I think CfR can resonate with almost all of us. Check out what Zeb and CfR of the Mid-Atlantic is doing...

Casting for Recovery

1st Prize
8’4wt fiberglass rod in “raw” made by Zeb Tonkavitch of Snowman Custom Rods. 480 profile blank donated by Carl McNeil of Swift Fly Fishing Golden Witch Reel Seat of maple burl partly dyed with pink Pink agate stripping guide Purple-tipped wraps Snake guides Rod sock and tube

2nd Prize
Custom fly rod, with inlaid abalone grip, extra details, and a CfR fly rod case; all donated by Bob Gartner

3rd Prize
A "Casting for Recovery" Outfit TFO CfR 5 wt Rod w/FFB Deschutes Reel, Teeny CfR line and backing, CfR Rod Tube, Flies, Leaders, Tools, & Fly Boxes. Everything you need!!


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