Fishing to Recovery From Cancer

Reel Recovery is a national non-profit group that conducts free fly-fishing retreats for men recovering from all forms of cancer. They combine beginners fly-fishing instruction with directed “courageous conversations”, Reel Recovery offers a unique experience for men coping with cancer, a time to share their stories; learn new skills, form friendships, and gain renewed hope as they confront the challenges of their recovery. Retreats are conducted over a two-and-a-half day period at a comfortable facility with onsite or nearby fishing access.

All meals, lodging, and fly-fishing equipment are provided at no cost
are led by professional facilitators, trained retreat coordinators and
of 12-14 men are invited to participate, to ensure the quality of the
small-group dynamic.

In 2017 Texas held six retreats serving 70 courageous men living
in Glen Rose, Navasota, and Waring. We hosted our 2nd retreat in
Waters to serve only Veterans and Active Military men living with cancer.


Navasota, TX (Mar 16-18);

Waring, TX (Apr 6-8);

Glen Rose, TX (Apr 13-15) 

Waring, TX (Sept 21-23) Veterans Only;

Glen Rose, TX (Oct 12-14);

Navasota, TX (Nov 2-4)

If you would like to be a Participant please apply on-line or contact us:
National: Toll Free 800-699- 4490;
Texas: Mike Emerson 817-894- 7832;; Local: Rusty Dunn; 337-344-4385; Co-Coordinator Brazos Valley Area,Texas Chapter,Reel Recovery;


The first video is a 10-minute video telling about who and what Reel Recovery is about.  The second is a 14-minute video focusing on the courageous conversations that take place at all RR retreats.