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A contest for fly fishing kids

Over at Take Kids Fly Fishing, there’s a coloring CONTEST going on right now for kids up to age 16. Entries may be submitted through the month of June with winners selected in July. The list of gear is impressive, from waders to rod and reel outfits, dvds and books, fly boxes and clothing, etc. The contest sponsors include:

Albright Fly Fishing, Echo/Rajeff Sports, Fishpond, JEM Cremp’s, Fanny Krieger, Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters, Montana Fly Company, Olive the Woolly Bugger, Orvis, Patagonia, Redington, Tyler Befus and Trout Unlimited.

Check out the Take Kids Fly Fishing contest, and look around the website while you’re there for listings of kids fly rods and reels, kids waders and boots, kids vests, hats, clothing and accessories, dvds and books, kids fly fishing camps and kid friendly fly fishing guides.

Everything you need to help enhance your kid’s fly fishing experience, all in one place!

Redington and Trout Unlimited team up for conservation

Anyone who has been fly fishing for a length of time understands that fishing and convservation go hand-in-hand. In fact, if one cares about the very fish that are ultimately the goal of going fishing, then that same person knows that preserving the resource is paramount to the future of angling. In other words, if we want to have something to cast a fly to, we must all be conservation-minded in our pursuit of those fish.

 

It’s no secret that, here at Olive the Woolly Bugger, we like Redington and Trout Unlimited.

Redington and Trout Unlimited have teamed up on Facebook to get new anglers more aware of conservation efforts through a Facebook application:

Enter to win Redington gear!
Trout Unlimited and Redington are teaming up to test your fly-fishing knowledge. 10 Lucky Winners per day and one Grand Prize winner!
Click here for complete terms and conditions.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Redington and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for this promotion.

If you’re inclined toward the Facebook thing, give this contest a look.  You may learn a few new things and win some great Redington gear.

Fly Fishing Auction to benefit Casting 4 A Cure

Casting 4 A Cure is a tremendous organization comprised of folks who love kids and fly fishing. The passion for one benefits the love for the other as fly fishing serves as a vehicle to raise much-needed funding for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation.

Rett Syndrome is a cruel neurodevelopmental disorder which begins to show its affects in infancy or early childhood. It is seen almost exclusively in females, although it can occur rarely in boys.  The disorder severely disrupts gross and fine motor skills as well as robbing the girls of their ability to speak and communicate with the outside world.  Seizures and breathing problems can also be prevailing symptoms. It affects every aspect of a family’s life, as our girls are dependent upon us for almost everything, from helping feed them to helping them get around, bathing, and most other daily tasks that most of us take for granted.

Currently there is a very special Ebay auction taking place over the next 10 days. View the auction HERE – it includes some really great stuff. All proceeds will go directly to Casting 4 a Cure, and the auction includes the following items:

Scandalous Sticks Custom Fiberglass “Pygmy” Fly Rod
The Pygmy is a very special little fiberglass rod. It is a 5 foot 6 inch 4wt that has more personality than some people. It is not uncommon to toss a 60-foot cast with a 12 foot leader and a dry fly. Being designed for the dry fly genre it’s NEVER had a rough presentation. The Pygmy has the ability to fight BIG fish into the 30-inch range with ease. This beautiful custom-built rod is truly a one of a kind, with a custom blonde Israeli olive wood reel seat and a “Casting 4 A Cure”  label. This would be a great rod for kids to learn to cast with, but once you see it you’ll want to keep it for yourself! Price $450 Read my review of the rod HERE

Clear Creek aluminum rod tube and sock
Anodized brass screw-on cap with protected internal threads. Clear Creek tubes feature thicker .05” aluminum for super-protection and padded top prevents damage to contents. Rod sock is 60/40 poly-cotton, features flap and tie closure.  Retail $47

Redington Drift 3/4  Fly Reel
Titanium. Designed to meet the specific needs of the trout fisherman, the new Click and Pawl Drift Series is fully machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. These reels are custom anodized.  (pre-spooled with backing and line) Retail $99.95

Rio Mainstream Trout WF4F
Designed to optimize rod performance at normal casting ranges. The MainStream floating lines have a supple self-lubricating coating that remains memory-free in cold water. Retail $39.95

Fishpond Laurel Run Fly Box
In designing the Laurel Run, we challenged the notion that fly boxes must be made of plastic or metal.  Crush-resistant, molded construction; Zippered case; Colorful fishpond Jacquard accent webbing doubles as hand strap; Climbing cord loop for lanyard;High-density foam for easy identification of flies; Floats. 4 x 6 inches. Retail $25.00

Olive the Woolly Bugger books
This series of three children’s fly fishing books is signed by the author, Kirk Werner.  Includes Olive the Little Woolly Bugger, Olive and The Big Stream, and Olive Goes for a Wild Ride.  Also included is an embroidered Olive baseball style cap. Retail $38.85 ($12.95 each)

Tomorrow’s Fly Fishers DVD by Fanny Krieger
This DVD is an introduction to fly fishing for young people and beginners of all ages. It unravels the mystery of fly fishing into a simple, easy to under-stand and fun adventure. Fanny is a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor. If you know the Krieger name, that says it all!  Retail $29.95