Cabin Fever “Getting Ready for Spring” Fundraiser
Fox Valley Trout Unlimited Fundraiser to support Trout Stream Conservation
Sweepstakes Ticket Sales: March 17th @ 11:59PM CST until April 23rd @ 11:59PM CST
Drawing Date: April 26th at 11:59pm CST
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. Through a partnership with three other TU Chapters (Central Wisconsin, Frank Hornberg, and Shawpaca) we will be pooling our fundraising efforts to maximize the positive impact we can have on area trout streams.
This fundraiser raises the funds necessary to sponsor DNR LTE work crews. Annually, the 4 chapters meet with the DNR to develop a work plan for the Central region of Wisconsin. In addition to financially supporting the DNR work crews, our chapters participate in monthly habitat workdays on the third Saturday of every month from May until September. Details of our workdays can be found on FVTU’s website on the Events Calendar page (www.foxvalleytu.org). Some of the rivers impacted by our efforts are 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 $5,000 of the required funds needed to support this year’s conservation work. In a typical year we need around $30,000 for the DNR LTE work crews. This year’s fundraiser is a sweepstakes featuring some fantastic prizes including a piece of history – one of Lefty Kreh’s very own rod and reel outfits!!!!
If you are not interested in participating in the fundraiser, 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: Own a piece of fly-fishing history! Bernard “Lefty” Kreh is a true legend in the sport of fly-fishing and you have an opportunity to win and fish a true collector’s item – a TFO Axiom 2, 9′, 6wt, 4pc rod and a TFO MK1 reel (with backing) signed/engraved and owned by “Lefty” Kreh himself. This outfit comes with validation of its authenticity from Lefty’s granddaughter and was generously donated to our sweepstakes by TU Member Darcey Beyer. Retail value of this package is “priceless”!
PRIZE #2: One winner will receive a RL Winston Air 2 – 9′, 4wt, 4pc fly rod and reel combo package. 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. The rod is paired with Lamson Waterworks Remix RX-3 3-pack (Reel and 2 additional spools). Retail value of this package is $1,494.
PRIZE #3: One winner will receive a lifetime subscription to Trout Routes Pro. Trout Routes is recognized as the #1 mapping resource for trout anglers with over 50,000 documented trout streams. Trout Routes has both online and offline mapping features showing public access, easements, parking areas, stream classifications, and much more. The app is available on both iOS and Android platforms and also features a desktop format for preplanning your fishing trips. An annual subscription to the “Pro” version is $39.99 and this prize is for a lifetime subscription.
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.