Headwaters Matter - TU Fundraising Effort

April 9, 2015

We're excited to see a new chapter of Trout Unlimited emerging in our home watershed.  The  Yakima River Headwaters TU Chapter works to protect, reconnect, and restore coldwater fisheries in the headwaters of the Yakima River.  
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These efforts will benefit the entire Yakima River system and everyone can help.  We want to help give them a funding boost and have made them this year's benefactor of our Non-pro 5 Weight Casting Competition at the Red's Rendezvous VI on Apil 25th, if you plan to come let us know through our Facebook Page.  Entry fees will most likely be arbitrary and all proceeds will go directly to Trout Unlimited.  They will put the money to good use.  The grand prize is a Sage 590-4 Sage ACCEL which was graciously donated by Sage Fly Rods, so 100% of the funds will be donated.  You can cast any 5 weight rod that you want, we'll have LOTS of rods to choose from.  The challenges will range from 20' to a super bonus at 80' AND there will be a moving target!

Casters can donate as much as they like and the official rules will be posted prior to the event.  You don't need to pre-register.  Just show up a little after 10 am, sign up, warm up, and take your best shot at qualifying.  The top qualifiers will joust at 3 pm before the Zach Hinson concert which starts at 4 pm!  The goal is for it to be fun for all competitors and raise some money to restore and protect our precious fisheries.  

In addition, we'll also be running a couple of raffles to raise money for a local "Kid's Fish-in" event and the Wild Steelhead Coalition 

  1. Nice job RED'S on choosing Yakima Headwaters TU as your beneficiary of the Non-Pro casting competition donations at this years Rendezvous. Derek Young, Pres. Of Yakima Headwaters TU is going to be an asset to our home waters. His love for fishing and his dedication in making the Yakima a better resource for Catch and Release has been on his radar for years. We couldn't have a better person. " Let's CATCH AND RELEASE all wild trout as if it's the last trout on earth".