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Anglers invited for next month’s `Catch the Cure’

Aspen Times Staff Report

Fly-fishing enthusiasts can “Catch the Cure” for cystic fibrosis by taking part in the Fly-Fishing Classic on area rivers next month.

Aspen’s Sky Hotel and 39 Degrees Lounge will be the headquarters for the Sept. 11-13 event, to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

“We are proud to partner with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on this important event,” said John Curnow, general manager of the Sky Hotel. “The Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers are famous for their magnificent trout fishing, and it will be a beautiful time of the year for the tournament.”

Part of the Mercury Redbone At-Large Tournament Series, the Fly-Fishing Classic offers participants, paired with fishing guides, two full days of fishing the waters of the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers for rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout.

In addition to fishing, the classic will offer a full menu of dinners, a silent auction and an awards ceremony. The point-accumulation tournament is strictly catch-and-release, and awards will be presented to both individual and team competitors on the final day.

Cystic fibrosis is the No. 1 genetic killer in the United States, affecting more than 30,000 children and young adults. It causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs leading to fatal lung infections and blocks the pancreas, preventing the body from absorbing vital nutrients. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded in 1955 and has made significant advances in an effort to treat and cure this deadly disease. The CF Foundation has been consistently ranked one of the top “Charities You Can Trust” by Smart Money magazine, because 90 cents of every dollar raised goes back into research.

For more information about the Fly Fishing Classic, contact Susan Tuchler at (303) 296-6610 or http://www.stuchler@cff.org.


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