Non-profit fishing retreat extends deadline

Freedom New Mexico

Casting For Recovery New Mexico has extended the application deadline to Monday for women in New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle to apply for its 2011 Fly-Fishing Retreat, according to a news release from the organization.

Casting For Recovery New Mexico is a non-profit organization that provides fly-fishing retreats tailored for women who have or have had breast cancer, the release said.

The two and a half day retreat at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron will teach participants the fundamentals of fly-casting, entomology, knot-tying and equipment basics, the release said.

There is no cost to participants to attend, other than travel and the purchase of a fishing license.

Applications are available online www.castingforrecovery.org.