Risers 4 Rett – A Fly Fishing Tournament for a Great Cause
Just a few weeks ago, 28 teams came together for a memorable weekend raising their rods, and in so doing raising a great deal of money for a very deserving cause. In its fifth year, Risers 4 Rett hosted it’s first of two annual events on the famed waters of the Taylor, Gunnison and East Rivers.
What a Catch
Under the enthusiastic tutelage of some of the valley’s most well-known fly fishing guides anglers from all corners of Colorado and beyond enjoyed line-ripping rainbows on the nutrient-rich Taylor as well as eager brown trout on the meandering bends of the mighty Gunnison. All told 56 anglers caught and released over 1,300 trout in two days of fishing, though more importantly raised over $40,000 benefitting the Rett Clinic at Children’s Hospital.
About the Rett Clinic
The Rett Clinic at the Children’s hospital offers love, therapy and assistance to the patients and their families affected by Rett Sydrome. Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects young girls. While most of its challenges are through loss of speech and motor control, it can severely disrupt breathing and eating, cause skeletal deformities and physical seizures, and leads to tremendous emotional duress.
Based out of the Almont Resort, conveniently located at the confluence of the Taylor and East Rivers (forming the Gunnison River) the event featured moving presentations by participants whose own families have been affected by this relatively unknown disorder. The big-hearted anglers in the room responded in kind – generously opening their wallets to bid on incredible fishing trips, best in class rods and reels, and a host of other unique auction items from a Peyton Manning-signed football to truly one of kind artwork. A huge thanks to all of our participants, guides, my fellow board members and of course the sponsors who gave so generously.
For more information about upcoming events please contact Colorado-based Live Water Properties Broker Brian Hartley.