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#12170564 - 04/02/17 06:23 PM Reel Recovery
hook-line&sinker Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 9465
Loc: Bryan, Texas
Living with cancer is hard for everyone but men have the added difficulty of just being men. Our society and culture has created this view of what a man is suppose to be and to step outside of those confines or show any weakness is taboo. Many men will simply suffer in silence and endure the pain to the very end and miss the opportunity to heal and share what they are going through. Reel Recovery does what few other programs can do by bringing together men who are living with cancer to share and support one another through this terrible disease. I am so blessed to be part of this wonderful program as a fishing buddy where many years tossing flys has finally paid off !

>)));> Wishin' I was Fishin' <;(((<

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Any good friend will bail you out of jail but your best friend will probably be in there with you! wink

#12170566 - 04/02/17 06:25 PM Re: Reel Recovery [Re: hook-line&sinker]
rrhyne56 Offline

Registered: 02/16/01
Posts: 13224
Loc: McKinney TX USA
Thank you for doing what you do sir.
It is greatly appreciated.
"have fun with this stuff"
in memory of Big Dale
RRhyne56, Flyfishing warden

#12170907 - 04/02/17 09:30 PM Re: Reel Recovery [Re: hook-line&sinker]
Linecaster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1189
Loc: Richardson TX
Nice video, very nice Blue Gill too, very envious.
Cancer is very prevalent now and I I take my hat off to you for your helping hand.
My wife has been battling Cancer since February 2016 she refused chemotherapy and radiation. She was almost in remission using vegetable juicing, she has had a set back because of a failing kidney but is otherwise in good health.
In the beginning God created. Gen. 1:1
All things were made by him and without him was not anything made. John 1:3

#12171624 - 04/03/17 11:11 AM Re: Reel Recovery [Re: hook-line&sinker]
RonL Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 711
Loc: W.Texas
Nice video , looks like fun for the time . My wife has been cancer free so far for 9 yrs . We've been blessed and know that Gods' in control always !

#12171832 - 04/03/17 12:42 PM Re: Reel Recovery [Re: hook-line&sinker]
MassAction Offline

Registered: 08/22/16
Posts: 132
Thank you for volunteering your time to help such a worthy cause.

There are quite a few great fly fishing charities which try to get people out on the water to help take their mind off their troubles for a bit. There is also Casting for Recovery which focuses on women and Project Healing Waters which teaches disabled veterans to fly fish.

If fly fishing is your hobby, there are a lot of ways to get involved and help out some great people.

#12182520 - 04/04/17 11:48 AM Re: Reel Recovery [Re: hook-line&sinker]
keebranch Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1359
Loc: Arlington, TX
thanks for sharing this-
One important note: these retreats are free to the participants and we welcome anyone in various stages of recovery or illness to sign up and come to participate in great times. But these aren't really free- we must raise money to put them on. So If you want to know more and help, we will be having our annual fund raising auction at wild acres. please see link for details.

Be well fish on!
Les Jackson

Edited by keebranch (04/04/17 11:50 AM)
Lightliner & creek fisherman

#12200550 - 04/15/17 09:40 AM Re: Reel Recovery [Re: hook-line&sinker]
riograndecutt Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 11
Thanks to Mike E and all the volunteers at Reel Recovery for a terrific event the other night!

#12207816 - 04/19/17 09:19 PM Re: Reel Recovery [Re: hook-line&sinker]
texasflycaster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/18/08
Posts: 1587
Loc: Water
It did me a lot of good. And I enjoyed giving back in photos and words.
Professional Photography 2018

#12208533 - 04/20/17 11:12 AM Re: Reel Recovery [Re: texasflycaster]
keebranch Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/01/07
Posts: 1359
Loc: Arlington, TX
That was an awesome write up about Reel Recovery - your personal testimony drove home how important these retreats can be to cancer survivors.

Lightliner & creek fisherman


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