Risers 4 Rett is a bi-annual Fly Fishing Tournament to benefit the Rocky Mountain Rett Association. The Tournament helps sustain the Rett Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado, which supports families dealing with this terrible disease. For more information on Rett Syndrome, please visit www.RMRETT.org.

Tournament dates

Risers 4 Rett Fall 2019 Event: September 26th - 29th, 2019 - SOLD OUT

Risers 4 Rett Spring 2020 Event: April 23rd - 26th, 2020 - SOLD OUT - Get on the wait list (scroll down)

Presenting Sponsor

Preliminary schedule

The event encompasses three amazing days of fishing, eating, socializing and relaxing.

Thursday: All teams check in Thursday afternoon at the Almont Resort in Almont, Colorado. Settle into your riverside lodging (included in your event fee) before joining us for cocktails and dinner (also included), starting at 6:30 p.m. in the event building of the Resort. You can cast a few lines that evening right at the resort while meeting the other participants. As a bonus, you will also receive a welcome packet and gift bag loaded with goodies from some of the most respected brands in the fly fishing industry.

Friday: On Friday morning, teams are assigned their stunning river locations and the fishing begins! All teams will have access to amazing private stretches on the Gunnison River, East River and Taylor River. While our base camp is the Almont Resort, we are very lucky (and thankful!) that the owners of Three Rivers Resort are supporting our event by offering access to their pristine private waters. The fishing here is legendary!

Friday night concludes with dinner and drinks (included), followed by a silent auction and raffle.

Saturday: For your second full day on the river, teams will continue to rotate fishing locations in the morning and afternoon. Saturday night we’ll have an awards ceremony with dinner and drinks (included) as prizes are handed out.

Sunday: Take your time over breakfast, then pack up and head home with great new memories and more than a couple exciting (and true) fish stories!

Location

Almont, Colorado, is where the East River and the Taylor River meet to form the mighty Gunnison! The beauty here is unsurpassed…no wonder it’s one of Colorado’s premier fishing spots!

Located just outside Gunnison, Colorado, at the beautiful Almont Resort, our event is one to remember—fundraising has never been so beautiful and relaxing. Thanks to our supporters at Three Rivers Resort and Harmel’s Ranch Resort, we have access to top notch guides and breathtaking views on trout-rich waters!

A portion of the event might happen on US. Forest Service land.

Participate

We will accept up to 24 two-person fly-fishing teams. Choose a friend to join you for some fun, healthy competition for a great cause. Don’t have a teammate yet? No problem! Individual participants are always welcome—we’ll pair you up at the event. Just contact Jessica at Jessica.lindsley@rmrett.org.

Your fee includes:

  • Lodging at the cozy Almont Resort
  • Food & Drinks: breakfast, lunch and dinner every day as well as beverages on Friday and Saturday evening
  • Access to world-class private waters
  • Professional fishing guides
  • Awards for winners

You will have to sign a waiver during the registration process. By clicking on the button below you can download the waiver before to read through it. No need to print & send it to us since this will be handled when you register.

New to Fishing?

Risers4Rett's primary purpose is to raise funds for the Rett Clinic at Children's Hospital-Colorado. A close second priority is to raise awareness and educate people about Rett Syndrome in general. At our two charity fly fishing events we do both, and hopefully do them well.

To ensure success at our events we make sure everyone is properly prepared and comfortable with the "fishing" aspects of the weekend. Many participants are experienced fisherman, some are not. For those new to fly fishing and our events, we provide ample opportunity for all levels to understand fly fishing and have fun doing it! 

At each event we provide group and individual instruction on fly fishing techniques, proper catch and release fish handling and habitat preservation. When signing up for one of our events please indicate if you would like individual lessons or to be part of a group class that will cover these topics and more. The guides and instructors at our events look forward to teaching you the skills needed to catch fish and maintain the wonderful habitat we fish in.

Fee

In 2020, we are introducing the custom-made Risers 4 Rett Hatch Reel as part of the registration process!

Entrance fee with the R4R Hatch Reel (value $750, while supplies last) is $1500/person, $3000/team. Basic entrance without the reel is $1100/person, $2200/team.

Our registration platform lets you create a fundraiser so that you can spread the word and get donations for your event participation.

Cancellation Policy - 100% refund prior to 60 days before event; 50% refund 30 days before event; within 30 days entry fee is considered donation with 50% going towards future event entry fee if necessary.

More on the special edition Hatch Reel

Hatch Outdoors is proud to bring a limited run of Custom Gen 2, 4 plus Large Arbor, Finatic Premium Fly Fishing Reels to Risers 4 Rett. This limited run of reels features a stunning custom purple anodize, a custom CNC engraved R4R logo and eye-catching silver accents. The Gen 2, 4 plus is the standard for western trout streams and will compliment rods from 4wt to 6wt perfectly. The Gen 2 model features a sealed drag system, type 2 anodize aluminum, a corrosion resistant saltwater handle kit and a stylish neoprene pouch. Hatch Reels have proudly been manufactured in Vista, CA for more than 15 years.

Newsletter

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Sponsors

Every successful fundraising event needs a group of dedicated sponsors. Our sponsors provide much needed help and support to make the event a resounding success. Please give your patronage in recognition of their efforts and thank these sponsors for stepping up to support this amazing effort and worthy cause!

Donate

We appreciate donations for the Rocky Mountain Rett Association. Your donation helps the Rett Clinic at the Children's Hospital.

For additional updates you can follow Risers 4 Rett on Facebook. For further questions please contact any of the Risers 4 Rett committee members.

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