“I went to the Retreat a man ready to give in to my despair and desperation, and now, two months later, my life is full of promise, hope and the support of new, cherished friends.”

This retreat was so much more than fishing; this was a life-changing experience.

Words are not available to express my gratitude for this past weekend. I have never in my 71 years been with such a loving and giving group. This has been one of the most eye-opening and fulfilling experiences I have ever encountered.

Thank you for helping me see there’s a light at the end of this tunnel.
I will never forget these few days.

This Retreat was the most rewarding and uplifting experience of my life.

I discovered that while fly-fishing, I was in another place. In this place there was no cancer, no pain and no fear.

Reel Recovery is a gift. Being here has given me the strength and courage
to move forward with my life.

This retreat was simply the best thing ever for me.

I am honored to be a part of this, to talk with other men in courageous conversations.

Before this retreat, I wasn’t sure what to do with my life and was going through the motions. Now, I am ready to take the next step: Recovery.

Fishing can heal the mind. Talking and sharing can ease the pain.

Being with you guys has helped me look at my future differently… I now do everything I can to live life to the fullest.

Thank you everyone. The world is at times hard but people who care, who take time more than just lip service, make life easier. My wish is that you all continue this and more and more men can be a part of it. I am honored to know every one of you; keep it up and fish on!