2023 Iowa Casting for Recovery

2023 Iowa Casting for Recovery

By Lisa & Mick McVey

Iowa Casting for Recovery retreat was held October 6-8, 2023 at Strawberry Point.  This is a nationwide free retreat for breast cancer survivors introducing them to each other and nature through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.  The retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery.


We would like to thank our Iowa CFR 2023 River Guides:

Martin Acerbo, Willa Campbell, Lisa Davis, Mike Jacobs, David Jones, David Klemme, Kate Lodge, Geri Meyer, Dan Peterson, Jonathan Schmidt, Liz Siepker, Ron Stahlberg, Ray Thys, and Lance Zook


This is the 10th year of our Iowa Casting for Recovery Retreat.  A big thank you goes out to all our CFR fishing guides and especially Lisa Davis, Mike Jacobs, and Ron Stahlberg, who are 10 year river guides.  Many river guides are close to 10 year volunteers.  We want to thank the Iowa DNR for their generosity making sure there was plenty of fish for all.  Thank you so much.


In this years photos there are some marvelous pictures including some of a rainbow after it rained.  On Sunday the weather was incredible as was the fishing.  All together the ladies caught over 75 fish!!

Participants of 2023 Iowa Casting for Recovery
Participants of 2023 Iowa Casting for Recovery

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