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First Annual Gabe Duran Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament - May 19-21, 2017
You are invited to the inaugural Gabe Duran Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament. Gabe was a beloved part of the Northern California fly fishing industry and guide community who passed away at the age of 34 three years ago. In his memory we are putting together a really fun weekend full of friends, guides, fly fishing, beer, and after fishing festivities. Included in the weekend is a fun Gabe Duran swag bag, a beer and apps party on the evening of Friday, May 19. Two days guided fishing on May 20 and 21. A BBQ party with live music and unlimited beer at The Fly Shop on the evening of Saturday, May 20. Then a final weigh in party at The Fly Shop the late afternoon of Sunday, May 21.
Event Dates: May 19-21, 2017
Location: Lower Sac / The Fly Shop (Redding, CA)
Cost: $1,500/team of two. This entry fee includes everything explained above.
Tournament Info: This is going to be a fun family type of environment where beginners to the most advanced anglers are welcome. The rules of the tournament will be created soon. This is a drift boat tournament. No jet boats are allowed in the tournament. Fly Fishing only is allowed.
Prize Categories: There will be 6 prize categories. Prizes will include rods/reels, guided trips, artwork, and fly fishing gear. Not Included: Lodging, Fishing Licenses, Steelhead Cards
Saturday Night BBQ: Everyone is welcome to the BBQ at The Fly Shop Saturday night. Cost $20/person for unlimited food and beer. Saturday night there will also be a silent auction from guide trips, rods, outcast boat, and other goodies.
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California Heritage Trout Program
Summer 2016 - All 4 kids completed the Challenge for the third year in a row.
A handful of hand selected Cast Hope kids will be picked each year to try and complete California’s Heritage Trout Challenge. California has 11 native wild trout species that call our state home. To complete the challenge each person has to catch 6 of 11 species in their native waters. Cast Hope guides will take a small group of kids on three trips in efforts to complete the challenge. We have now had eight kids complete the HTC over the past two years. To participate in Cast Hope’s HTC program there has to be a commitment by each kid and parent to attend all three events. All necessary and pertinent information is below.
• To educate kids about California’s wild trout populations
• To educate kids about trout and wildlife ecology
• To continue kids knowledge of fly fishing
• To expand kids local knowledge about the state of California