Casting for Confidence
Casting for Confidence (CFC) is an annual one-day fly fishing retreat put on for female cancer survivors by the Georgia Women Fly Fishers. Our goal is to provide fundamental fly fishing instruction while also engaging participants in the therapeutic qualities that trout stream fishing brings. In addition to learning, survivors also have an opportunity to try their hand at fishing toward the end of the day alongside experienced anglers from the GWFF club. The event is free-of-charge and takes place at the beautiful Frog Hollow in Dahlonega, GA. Any female survivor of any cancer and at any point in their remission is invited to attend!
Other Community Involvement
The Georgia Women Flyfishers (GWFF) provides financial support to Back the Brookie - GA Council of Trout Unlimited, The Chattahoochee River Coldwater Fishery Foundation, Project Healing Waters - Atlanta where we served as a Team Sponsor for the Big Pig Tournament for Veterans, Fly Fishing for Veterans, Casting for Recovery - Georgia, Trout Unlimited's Annual Youth Trout Camp, we established and continue to support the Julie Stalnaker Memorial Fund - administered by the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited at Trout Camp, and the Rabun TU Chattooga River Helicopter Stocking - Tom Landreth Memorial Fund.
GWFF members volunteer for and assist with Project Healing Waters - Fly Fishing for Vets, Chattahoochee RiverKeeper - Sweep The Hooch, Project Healing Waters events, North Georgia Trout Online (NGTO) Spring and Fall Flings, Unicoi Outdoor Adventure Day and many other Georgia Trout Unlimited events. GWFF offers a Beginner and an Intermediate Fly Fishing Class to assist fly fishers getting started in the sport and hosts an annual Casting for Confidence event to introduce female cancer survivors to fly fishing - always one of the highlights of the year!