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: Do any of you know any young kids down on their luck who want to tie flies??

02-16-2002, 10:28 AM
I'm looking for a child (boy or girl) who may not have the money to buy their own vise, scissors, whip finisher, etc. I have a complete setup, not the most expensive in the world, butt works excelleent and I've decided to pull off the sale block (eventhough I've actualy had some very good ofers on it) and GIVE this to a needy child who's interested iin fly tying. From my emails, most guys are loking for deals, an nit picking. This vise has served me wel ad wouuld rathe pay the shipping mysel and give it to a young fisherman/woman then sel it to someone who wants a renzetti but is settling for a Cabela's Mmaster Vise.

I would prefer one of th main posters on here to emaiil me if they have ay leads. I want this to go toa child, not an adult to cheap to buy his own vise (working in the shipping industry, I've seen some very big scams from who appeared to be decent people). You can post here, or send me off an email. I haave a vise with 3 heads, two pairs of scissors, a whip finisher, two haackle pliers, an wil throw in one of my bobins.

02-16-2002, 10:38 AM

That's a really great idea, I hope your equipment finds a good home.

02-18-2002, 03:05 AM

I don't know of a kid like that, but I want to volunteer something myself. I was thinking when you find someone, I will throw in some beginning materials to go with your equipment. Let me know when you find somebody.

02-19-2002, 01:35 AM
Will let you know as son as someone replies.

02-19-2002, 03:33 PM
March 30-31'st "we" are holding a Spey Casting Clinic on the Rogue just outside of Medford. LastCastSteve and Spey Bubba are our instructors.

As Steve and Way are donating their time the bulk of the proceeds will be forwarded to fishing clubs, school districts, etc., that have ongoing youth fishing programs. For an organization to "qualify" they need to be a 503c non-profit. I'd like the names, address (e mail address would be wonderful!!) of additional groups to whom these funds could be sent. This is a NOT for profit event and funds are not limited to just Oregon Group(s).

Cost for the weekend is $250 per person which will include lunch on Sat and Sunday and a very good dinner on Saturday evening. As this is a true clinic the max. number of students will be 10 so there will be a 5 to 1 student - instructor ratio.

For more info (and I'll have it up on the board in the next day or two) e mail me at or

I forgot to add: each attendie/recp. will get a letter with all the students names for your tax purposes.

02-19-2002, 08:33 PM
Dear Jerry,
I too have lots of spare equipment and materials i would love to have find new homes with interested children. My father passed away about a year ago and left me with a ton of duplicate materials and tools, and i taught fly tying for a number of years and have several left over, please pass on any info on worthy causes! Nice job!


02-19-2002, 09:43 PM
I could find someone to give mine to. Hey Fred. Ii can't affoord the $250, but can I donate these things to your cause to ive to the kids aat the workshop? LEt me/us know if we can send iin our things.

02-20-2002, 08:25 PM
at and I'll shoot you the names/phone numbers of the folks I'm in contact with now. I think they'd fall over in a huge THANK YOU for this kind of donation.

Teaching the kids to do 'our thing' is fairly straight forward but the materials, vises, etc., is where the big buck out lay comes.

Anyone else out there with the same line of though/contacts E MAIL ME ASAP!

One of my 'common' expressions to mothers/fathers with munchkins romping around the bank is ''don't sweat the small stuff; they're my Soc. Security check." Happy Campers will take care of me in my 'old age.' (Beginning to think I'm closer to that mark than I want to acknowledge.):eyecrazy:


Add on for Juro/Dana: Maybe "69" and Steve are on to something HUGE here. Mull this one over; this could be a major plus for the Board.