Tag: Fishing

Santini’s 7

Dave Santini Celebrates 7 Years It is with gratitude and respect that today we celebrate 7 years of recovery with Dave.  Jaywalker has been fortunate to have his expertise and guidance in working with men in recovery.  On a personal note, I had the opportunity to attend my first Jaywalker expedition as a client in 2009 with Dave.  On a retreat to Crested Butte with other Jaywalker clients, Dave facilitated an expedition which included a number of activities and chance to bond with men in early recovery.   Waking up the first morning with a hungry crew, and Dave prepping our fly fishing gear, I asked, “What’s for breakfast?”  Dave responded as if I should have known it was going to be an epic day, “pancakes and fly fishing”, and resumed tying flies.   It was a moment I was able to see the group of men around me and how simple…

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Fly Fishing

With the summer heat reaching record highs, alumni and staff head to the beautiful Colorado rivers to fish and relax. Fly fishing has proven to be a great way to cool down both physically and mentally. Fly fishing is a type of fishing that involves using an artificial fly. It is different from traditional fishing methods in that anglers cast a hook that resembles an insect or ‘fly’, as opposed to using worms or other bait. It sounds much easier than it actually is. Fly fishing requires intense concentration and quick reflexes which makes it one of the biggest and most challenging sports here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Serenity Scramble

It’s that time of year again! Jaywalker Lodge is hosting the 6th Annual Jaywalker Lodge Serenity Scramble on Saturday, September 28, at River Valley Ranch Golf Club in Carbondale, CO.  All proceeds benefit two local non-profits: A Way Out and Valley Partnership for Drug Prevention.  The shotgun start will kick off at 8:30 AM sharp, followed by an awards luncheon with lunch, a raffle, lots of great prizes, and awards for 1st and 2nd place; longest drive; closest to pin; and best dressed team.   To register, or for more information, please visit www.jaywalkergolfopen.com, or contact Kortney Hartman at khartman@jaywalkerlodge.com, or (970) 704-9292.

Little slice of peace

The Roaring Fork Valley is home to some of the premier fly fishing rivers and streams in the country. Fly fishing has the potential to be a meditative and therapeutic practice. It also has the ability to induce a fumbling, knot-fixing, frenzy. One must always be reminded as to why they are there. It’s not to catch fish or make the perfect cast, but to find a little slice of peace and quiet in a busy world. This afternoon the boys at The Landing were given the opportunity to find their slice. Tight lines, Adam Mink Landing Tech Supervisor

A “Reel” Good Time

As the snow melts all the focus seems to be on rock climbing and mountain biking, but we can’t forget about all the amazing activities that this valley has to offer. Fishing has proven to be a way to relax and enjoy what nature has to offer. Today Jaywalker alums and family rafted the Roaring Fork River for a nice day of spring fishing. This was a good way to get away and enjoy the camaraderie of friends and family.  Five hours and a dozen fish later, fishing turned out to be a “reel” good time. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U