Chesapeake Council Initiates Fund Raiser

Donate for an opportunity to enter the for a custom Bamboo Fly Rod!

This is a beautifully hand-crafted Payne ’98 model Bamboo Fly Rod, 2 piece, 7 foot, 4/5 weight with 2 tips, a silver up locking reel seat with walnut burl insert and traditional maroon thread wraps tipped with yellow and black.

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The rod is inscribed by the rod’s builder; Skip Hosfield of Eugene, OR and reads:

Chesapeake Council, IFFF

  1. D. “Skip” Hosfield ~ Maker 7′-0″ 4/5 Wt. 01/16

Donations of $20 will receive 1 Sweepstakes ticket

Donations of $50 will receive 3 Sweepstakes tickets


Only 300 Sweepstakes tickets are available and the drawing will be held as soon as the fundraising target has been met or on September 17th, 2016 whichever comes first.

Donors will receive a receipt for their tax-deductible donation to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; a free Chesapeake Council sticker showing the states and major waters in the Chesapeake watershed and a Sweepstakes entry for the custom built Payne ’98 model custom-made Bamboo Fly Rod.

The Chesapeake Council initiated the Fundraiser to enable the implementation of new fly fishing activities and educational programs within the five (5) states Council. The funds will be used to assist clubs with environmental projects and educational events. Funds may be used to help clubs that are having difficulties attracting new members or for “seed money” to start fly fishing clubs in underserved areas within the region.

Contact Dianne Tidy to make a donation and receive your Sweepstakes entry at or 410-287-9405. Entries are also available through Chesapeake Council Clubs and at Fly Fishing Events through this summer.

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