9th Annual Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Celebrity Classic/Redbone Tournament

October 18, 2011 by Haley Leave a reply »

Denver-based Live Water Properties broker, Brian Hartley and guest, Mark Lucas took to the cool waters of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers last month to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. The 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Celebrity Classic/Redbone Tournament was a rousing success as 14 teams raised over $71,000 to help fund further research and raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis via a 2-man tag team attack on the fiery trout of the scenic Roaring Fork Valley watershed. The Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt served as the base of operations while exceptional food and drink were enjoyed at the adjacent Riverside Grill and nearby Roaring Fork Club.

In an exceptionally moving turn of happenstance, the angler who walked away as this year’s top angler is also a physician who has dedicated his life to researching and treating Cystic Fibrosis – a very fitting and uplifting finish to this excellent event. Team Live Water was proud with their hard-fought 3rd place finish under experienced guide Gifford Maythem of Taylor Creek Fishing in Aspen. Brian Hartley enjoyed the honor of landing the tournament’s biggest brown trout – a 20” beauty that hammered a stonefly imitation. Stay tuned for details of next year’s event.  Tournament photos, courtesy of Lindsay Carole Photography


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