Monday, June 13th, 2011

Great Times at Glacier Anglers Cast-Off 2011

What a great weekend it turned out to be in NW Montana! The first-ever Great Northern Brewing and Glacier Anglers Cast-Off event was a huge success on Saturday. In the morning, we all met at Glacier Outdoor Center’s Ridgetop Retreat for informative clinics from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Glacier Anglers Pro Staff and Travis Morris, a gear expert and sales rep with Winston, Ross, Lamson and Scientific Angler.

Thanks to Montana Coffee Traders for posting up outside the meeting center and whipping up free espressos to keep everyone caffeinated and warm. Backwoods BBQ cooked up some amazing breakfast burritos.  (Don’t forget, they are now up and running next door at the Glacier Campground.)

After a great morning session, we all moved outside to practice casting under the tutelage of certified casting instructor Jerry Smalley.  After learning new skills and honing old ones, the group hit the pavilion lawn for the All Cast competition.  Competitors hucked line for accuracy and distance as the crowd cheered and  Great Northern Brewery kept the grown ups hydrated.  Thanks to Montana Fly Company, Great Northern Brewing, Montana Coffee Traders and Scientific Angler for providing some great prizes and raffle items.  People LOVED those MFC River Camo products, like the fish skin fly boxes and forceps! Oh, and thanks to our own fly shop for donating an R.L. Winston Fly Rod, a Simms guide jacket and tons of fishing accessories.

Winners of each category include:


1. Mark Evans    2. Travis Morris    3. Tom Walstad


1. Gary Yee   2. John Alderson   3. Brent Owens


1. Ella Hutcheson   2. Noah Kilman  3. Marcus Kilman

Good job everyone and thanks for coming!  See you next year!

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