Risers 4 Rett Fall 2023 Fly-Fishing Tournament

3 Day Event – Sept 21-24, 2023

We will accept up to 30 two-person fly-fishing teams. Choose a friend to join you for some fun, healthy competition for a great cause. Don’t have a teammate yet? No problem! Individual participants are always welcome—we’ll pair you up at the event. Just contact Jessica at Jessica.lindsley@rmrett.org.

Your fee includes:

Lodging at the cozy Almont Resort and Three Rivers Resort in Almont, CO
Food & Drinks: breakfast, lunch and dinner every day as well as beverages on Friday and Saturday evening
Access to world-class private waters
Professional fishing guides
Awards for winners
Welcome bag with apparel and other industry-related items

Almont, Colorado is where the East River and the Taylor River meet to form the mighty Gunnison! The beauty here is unsurpassed…no wonder it’s one of Colorado’s premier fishing spots!

Located just outside Gunnison, Colorado, at the beautiful Almont Resort, our event is one to remember—fundraising has never been so beautiful and relaxing. Thanks to our supporters at Almont Resort and Three Rivers Resort we have access to top notch guides and breathtaking views on trout-rich waters!

A portion of the event might happen on US. Forest Service land.

Preliminary schedule:

The event encompasses three amazing days of fishing, eating, socializing and relaxing.

Thursday: All teams check in Thursday afternoon at the Almont Resort in Almont, Colorado. Settle into your riverside lodging (included in your event fee) before joining us for cocktails and dinner (also included), starting at 6:30 p.m. in the event building of the Resort. You can cast a few lines that evening right at the resort while meeting the other participants. As a bonus, you will also receive a welcome packet and gift bag loaded with items from some of the most respected brands in the fly fishing industry.

Friday: On Friday morning, teams are assigned their stunning river locations and the fishing begins! All teams will have access to amazing stretches on the Gunnison River, East River and Taylor River. While our base camp is the Almont Resort, we are very lucky (and thankful!) that the owners of Three Rivers Resort are supporting our event by offering access to their pristine private waters. The fishing here is legendary!

Friday night concludes with dinner and drinks (included), followed by a silent and live auction with a professional auctioneer.

Saturday: For your second full day on the river, teams will continue to rotate fishing locations in the morning and afternoon. Saturday night we’ll have an awards ceremony with dinner and drinks (included) as awards are handed out.

Sunday: Pack up, fist bump friends (new and old) and head safely home.

Fee: Entrance fee is $1750/person or $3500/team.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund prior to 60 days before event; 50% refund 30 days before event; within 30 days entry fee is considered donation with 50% going towards future event entry fee if necessary. Any transaction fees might be deducted from this.

New to fishing? No problem!

Risers 4 Rett’s primary purpose is to raise funds for the Rett Clinic at Children’s Hospital-Colorado. A close second priority is to raise awareness and educate people about Rett Syndrome in general. To ensure success at our events we make sure everyone is properly prepared and comfortable with the “fishing” aspects of the weekend. For those new to fly fishing and our events, we provide ample opportunity for all levels to understand fly fishing and have fun doing it! Individual guides provide instruction on fly fishing techniques, proper catch and release fish handling and habitat preservation. The guides at our events look forward to teaching you the skills needed to catch fish and maintain the wonderful habitat we fish in.


R4R is a fundraising arm for Rocky Mountain Rett Association (RMRA). RMRA supports families with Rett Syndrome children and maintains the Rett Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. To learn more about RMRA and Rett Syndrome please go to rmrett.org.

R4R hosts three events each year: Two Fly Fishing Tournaments, one in the spring and one in the fall, where teams have a fun competition with each other. The tournaments take place in the world-class waters of the Gunnison, Taylor, and East River in Almont, Colorado.

Thank you to our event sponsors!


Historic cabins and restaurant located at the Headwaters of the Gunnison River. Fireside dining including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.