We have about 40-45 retreats across the country that fish for trout/salmon or cold water species, and about 10-12 that fish for warm water species.
We welcome whatever flies that the tier wishes to tie and donate. There is no required number of flies to donate - if they wish to donate a dozen, or 14 so that each woman gets one of the flies, that's terrific.
If anyone asks for specific pattern suggestions for trout, I recommend the usual fare: pheasant tails, prince nymph, hares ear, zebra midge, copper john, black beauty, mercury midge, RS2’s, wooly buggers, sexy stone/pat's rubber legs, scuds, worms, caddis, parachute adams, royal wulff, etc. For warm water species: poppers, gurglers, crawfish patterns, damsels, minnow or baitfish patterns, frog patterns, jig nymphs, etc.
Thank you for sharing with your fly tying groups. Feel free to put them in direct contact with me if that’s easier for you.
Flies can be sent directly to me:
Jen Lofgren - Casting for Recovery
2543 S. Lincoln St. Unit B
Denver, CO. 80210-5757