Wyoming Rescue Mission to host fly fishing tournament

Published: Aug. 24, 2020 at 11:51 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Release) - The Wyoming Rescue Mission and Wyoming Fly Fishing Guide Service will host the 7th Annual Fishin’ for the Mission Fly Fishing Tournament fundraising event beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Red Butte Ranch. A dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at True River Cross Commons, for fisher men and women to meet their professional guides and participate in additional fundraising events, such as a raffle, auction and a Calcutta, led by professional Auctioneer Layne Weber.

One hundred percent of proceeds will go back to the Mission, to care for the state’s homeless, hungry and hurting. Through July 2020, 5,395 meals have been served to hungry men, women and children, and 3,261 warm, safe beds have been provided.

Awards will be presented to the top three teams of largest fish, as well as smallest fish and biggest sucker. Fishing is done with barbless hooks and “catch and release” is practiced, so no fish are harmed during the event.

“There is just so much gratitude,” Brad Hopkins, Wyoming Rescue Mission Executive Director, said. “We are extremely grateful for the big-hearted folks who are going out and fishing to restore lives back from homelessness. It’s just so wonderful that we can take advantage of one of our state’s finest resources and premier fly fishing destination waters to raise needed funds to touch lives that need it.”

This year’s event is sponsored by Casper Orthopedics, MPI Warehouse, Shephelah Ranch/Steve Wuthier, Superior Self-Storage & RV, Blue Ridge Coffee, Big West Landscaping, Clark & Associates, the Elks Lodge, Hilltop Bank, Pepsi, Red Butte Ranch, Ugly Bug Fly Shop & Crazy Rainbow, Wyoming Anglers and Wyoming Behavioral Institute. Special thanks also to the Cottage Café, HQ BBQ and Qdoba.

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