Reel Recovery: Texas Chapter

Texas & Oklahoma News – Summer 2014 Newsletter! 

REEL RECOVERY is a national non-profit organization that conducts free fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from cancer. Their purpose is to help men in the recovery process by sharing with them the healing powers of the sport of fly-fishing, while providing a safe, supportive environment to explore personal experiences with cancer, with others who share their stories.


Orvis Down the Hatch Film Festival on Oct. 8th, 2015 — Benefiting Reel Recovery













glenrose2014Last weekend I attended a Reel Recovery Retreat in Glen Rose, Texas. I was a “buddy” for Mark, a cancer survivor, who had very limited fly fishing experience. With a little coaching, Mark was soon on top of his game and this wonderful relaxing sport. If he was experiencing difficulty with his bout with cancer, it was soon forgotten and Mark was totally immersed in the joys of fly fishing. I don’t know who enjoyed the retreat more, me or Mark! It was a delight watching Mark catch fish!

- Joe


  • Provide a safe, reflective environment for the participants to discuss their disease and recovery with other men with shared experiences, thereby providing support and information to help them in their recovery.
  • Provide expert fly-fishing instruction that enables the participants to learn a new skill, form a healing connection with nature, and participate in a sport they can continue throughout their recovery and lifetime.
  • Provide participants information about cancer-related resources, both in the local community and nationally to facilitate networking and enhanced management of their recovery.

    If you would like to be a participant, volunteer, or make a donation please contact us.





  • 2016 Spring:
    • Glen Rose, TX (April 15-17)
    • Boerne, TX (May 15-17)
  • 2016 Fall:
    • Glen Rose, TX (Oct. 14-16)
    • Navasota, TX (Oct. TBD )


  • February 19-21   GRTU Troutfest- need volunteers to man our booth
  • April 3rd – Chimy’s Dinner & Auction Fundraiser (Fort Worth)
  • August 20th – John Henderson Memorial Classic Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser (Alpine Shooting Range)
  • September 9-11 – Texas Conclave -need volunteers to man RR Booth
  • September 15 – North Texas Giving Day
  • October 14-16 -Octoberfisch – Junction- need volunteers to man our booth