Cabin Fever “Get Ready for Spring” Fundraiser

Support our “online” fundraiser

February 15th @ 3PM until March 15th @ 8:59PM


Due to the cancellation of our in-person Cabin Fever Day, Fox Valley Trout Unlimited (FVTU) is running an online fundraiser to support conservation and habitat work in the Central Sands Area of Wisconsin.  This work is the foundation of Trout Unlimited and is the core of our mission and vision as an organization.


This fundraiser is our only opportunity to raise the funds necessary to sponsor DNR LTE work crews.  FVTU teams up annually with the other central region chapters (Central Wisconsin, Frank Hornberg, and Shawpaca) to support a variety of projects in the Central Sands.  At this year’s Central Region Meeting the DNR presented project plans for the Mecan River, Chaffee Creek, Wedde Creek, Willow Creek, Pine River, Waupaca River, West Branch of the White River, Radley Creek, North and South Branch of Little Wolf River, and many others.


Our goal is to raise at least $8,000 of the required $29,000 needed to fund this year’s conservation work.  The online fundraiser will feature many of our usual bucket raffle and silent auction prizes in a different format.  We have well in excess of $10,000 of prizes available in both a Sweepstakes and an Auction format.


Alternatively you can also make a tax-deductible donation!  See all the details below…



Purchase tickets online with a chance to win one of the four available Sweepstakes Prizes.


PRIZE #1:  One winner will receive a complete Oak Fly Tying Table and Chest.  Tie flies in comfort with all your supplies organized and readily at hand with this beautiful oak table and chest.  Drawers, shelves, bobbin holders and tack boards allow you to organize all your materials to your preference.  Estimated value of this exquisite piece is $2,000.

Fly tying materials not included and FVTU is not responsible for any addiction or costs incurred while filling up the available storage space!


PRIZE #2:  One winner will receive a RL Winston Air 2 – 9′, 4wt, 4pc fly rod.  Winston’s latest fly rod offering has been in high demand and is one of the best rods available today,  These rods can do anything from presenting tiny dry flies to wary trout on flat water to casting heavy streamers to the far bank on a windy day.  Accurate at close range or when launching your entire fly line.  Whether high stick nymphing, pounding the banks from a drift boat, or wet wading this is an amazing all-around rod.  Retail value is $1,095.


PRIZE #3:  One winner will receive a guided fishing trip with Brad Petzke of Rivers North Guide Service.  This is a unique opportunity for a Michigan Upper Peninsula fly fishing experience for 1 or 2 anglers.  Captain Brad has been guiding anglers for over 20 years and offers opportunities that will satisfy any angler’s desire.  From Atlantic Salmon, native Brook Trout, Brown Trout, wild Steelhead, Muskie, Smallmouth Bass, and Pacific Salmon – the U.P. is an incredible fishery for the beginning fly angler to the most experienced.  Checkout Brad’s website to see the wide variety of potential opportunities across the U.P.  Retail value is $575.

Tip is not included so make sure you take care of your guide after a great day of fishing.  Many thanks to Brad for providing this amazing opportuntity!


PRIZE #4:  One winner will receive a Yeti Panga 50 Duffel.  This duffel offers maximum waterproof protection and incredibly durable construction.  As with all of their product offerings, the Yeti Panga will quickly become one of your hardest working and best performing pieces of outdoor gear.  Retail value is $300.


Tickets are 10 for $10, 30 for $25, 75 for $50, and 200 for $100

Silent Auction!


We have over 40 silent auction prizes available for you to bid on……  Many of these are donated items so please check out our list of sponsors and donors.  Without the generosity of our sponsors this auction would not be possible and we would not be able to support our conservation work in the Centrals Sands area of Wisconsin.  Thank you to everyone who made this possible!


You can check out pictures of our auction items below or better yet click on the button below and start bidding!

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