Cast Hope Kid Becomes Guide in Alaska!

Dakota Striper from Cast Hope on Vimeo.

Partner with Cast Hope by helping Dakota get to Alaska with everything he needs for the summer. Dakota is required to bring two weeks of clothing with him as electricity is very limited at the lodge. Baranof Lodge has to create their own energy using a modern modern day water wheel. Since electricity is limited, each employee is only allowed to do laundry every other week. This means that Dakota will need more gear to get through the summer. The cost comes out to about $4,500. Let's make this dream a reality!

First Annual Gabe Duran Memorial Fly Fishing Tournament - May 19-21, 2017

Gabe Duran 2017 Flyer 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.

Cast Hope video from award winning film director RA Beattie

CAST HOPE from R A Beattie Productions.

California Heritage Trout Program

HTC 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.

  • Purpose:
    • 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

  • Thanks For Your Support

    Thank you for helping us change lives through fly fishing. Your generosity is the reason Cast Hope is here and able to work with kids across Northern California. From the depths of our hearts we thank you for partnering with us and believing in our mission. Any questions regarding an annual event, fishing tournament, or the Heritage Trout Program can be emailed to