Wednesday, October 19, 2011

3rd Annual Truckee River One-fly Tournament

We finished the third year of the tournament and it was the best yet. Jan came through with some great Orvis prizes and the local Corona distributor provided us with some awesome raffle prizes. Outback Steakhouse ended up donating the meat to UNR AFS and helped us increase our bottom line tremendously. Thanks to Bobby Jones for setting up the food deal and cooking for such a big group with the help of my brother Robert. In all, we raised over $1600 that will go directly into the Truckee River watershed. None of this could have been done without the help of the awesome volunteers from the University of Nevada, Reno American Fisheries Society Student subunit.

Local fly fishing guide Mike Curtis ended up winning the tournament with an 18 inch brown. In the giving spirit of the One-fly, Mike Curtis donated the grand prize, a Hydros 9'6" 6 wt. rod back to UNR AFS to raise more money through a blind auction. When Mikey Wier won the 1st annual One-fly, he did the same thing and we raised an additional $500. Hopefully this year we can do the same. The auction is open to everyone, so if you want to bid before November 1, just leave me a message.

This year we had people from Reno, Sparks, Carson, Susanville, San Francisco, and Las Vegas come out for the tournament. Really, a great response from a great group of anglers. Next year all registration will be online and will be limited to the first 10 teams of two that sign up. I am looking forward to yet another great group of anglers and raising more money to make the Truckee River watershed a better place to live and fish for all. I'll post the work being done with the generous donations here on my blog and it will also be available on the UNR AFS website and our Facebook page.

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