I had the honor of being involved in a very special event this past week. Hooked on a Cure brought a number of anglers, corporations, guides, and others together to raise many thousands of dollars for St. Jude’s hospital. I got to rub shoulders with some fishing icons like Flip Pallot, Mel Krieger, Joe Humphreys and Jose Wejebe. Organizers April and Will Conrad and their team were fantastic; I could not imagine a more noble cause.

But I want to make a special nod to Bob Streb and his team of guides at Fly Fishing Outfitters in Avon, Colorado ( Those folks showed us around the water for two days, burned through their flies, their gas, their tippet, and most importantly, their time during the prime Colorado season. And when all was said and done, they gathered up what tips they got, and donated them back to the cause. To me, you folks are the heroes of the week. Awesome job. (Photo: Monte Stark)