Friday, December 2, 2011

Flies for Fins is Back!

Well, here we go! Flies for Fins is back!
Flies for Fins is a charitable organization whose primary mission is to promote and raise funding for specific projects dedicated to the conservation of various B.C. fisheries that are in need of help.
While most of these fisheries are fortunate to have the aid of other concentrated non-profit organizations, these organizations often still need significant assistance with fundraising. Flies for Fins was founded with the hopes that we could assist these organizations achieve their goals by reaching out to conservation minded anglers around the world.
Flies for Fins carefully considers and partakes in discussions with these organizations before committing to assist them in order to reach their maximum funding potential. This is done by collecting details of the current proposed project (via the selected affiliated organization) and establishing a set amount of money that needs to be raised in order to achieve the desired goal.
The Flies for Fins project works by giving conservation minded anglers an outlet to donate flies and equipment which is then added to our e-commerce system and available for purchase by individuals around the world via our website. This provides multiple ways to contribute; donations, purchases, or both.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of these items goes to help fund the currently selected project. Flies for Fins is operated by a small team of dedicated volunteers that maintain the website and shipping/receiving of donated items.
The F4F cart is set to go live on December 5th, and while most of the donated items are still currently somewhere in the air on their way here, the donations are starting to pour in for purchase!
With Christmas just around the corner, I can't think of a better gift than one that actually makes a difference!
So far, we'd like to thank:
Mud Dog Flies
Fly Fusion Magazine
Fly Fisherman Magazine
Rio Fly Lines
Loon Outdoors
Fish Bum Outfitters
Country Pleasures Fly Shop
River Bend Guesthouse in Chilliwack, BC
Moose Knuckle Lanyards
Chris Santella, author of 50 Places to Fly Fish Before You Die
Low Country Fly Shop in SC
Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher
LL Bean
Recycled Fish
And many more....!
You won't believe some of the trips/items being donated!
We are also very pleased to announce that we have a very special collection of flies on the way from Wes Drain, Dennis Boulton, Alec Jackson, Leroy Hyatt, Frank Amato, Cal Bird, George McLeod, Walt Johnson, Joe Howell, and Mr. Polly Rosborough!!
We still are in a dire need of flies and other items....if this is something that you feel you can help with, please know that any and all help is beyond appreciated!
Thank you in advance!