The KIAP-TU-WISH auction is now live!!!  It is our biggest auction ever!  Over 100 items!!!  There is something for every interest and every budget!  Vacation stays!  Guided trips for trout, bass, pike, steelhead!  Many, many fly boxes packed with proven flies!  Casting lessons and fly fishing school!  Rods from Winston, G.Loomis, Echo, and TFO.  Reels from Ross, Cheeky, and Sci Anglers. Cooking class, books, beautiful art, farm tours, gift cards from area merchants…. the list goes on and on!  Remember, this auction along with our Hap Lutter appeal and 3 x 100 drawing is where the chapter gets the majority of its funding so bid early and often!  Auction ends February 18th.  Here is the link!

Speaking of 3 x 100 drawing, we are now sold out of Sage rod tickets, but still tickets remain for the Cunningham painting and Norling rod, get yours now, before they are all gone!

Cunningham Painting tickets remaining:  46      
Norling Rod tickets remaining:  24
Sage Rod tickets remaining:  0

Our annual 3 x 100 chance drawing is now open until February 18th!!! 

Just a reminder, from the TU annual renewal dues that you pay, we get nothing.  That is used to pay salaries of national TU staffers, to pay for your TROUT magazine subscription, national grants, White House lobbyists, etc.

This event combined with the Auction and Hap Lutter Appeal is where the vast majority of the chapters funding comes from for the entire year. The chapter needs donations in order to continue to do our work and most of that has a monetary requirement:  from boulders, to chillers, to Randy’s hotdogs and cookies.  Please help!

To purchase tickets, email Greg Olson at  I will let you know if we have tickets remaining (I will be sending mailchimp updates once a week).  You can either send me a check made out to KIAP-TU-WISH or pay on-line via our website, let me know which drawing your donation is for (but email me first to make sure we have tickets left!).  I will also have these items at our February chapter meeting, selling tickets at Juniors, if any tickets are left.   

DON’T DELAY!!!!!  EMAIL NOW!!!!!  See details below!

The 3 X 100 chance drawings will start today, with the winners drawn on February 18th.

The first item, a beautiful painting by our 2022 Silver Trout Award artist, Joshua Cunningham! 

The painting is 8”x10”, Oil on Linen, titled “May on the Rush.” 

Only 100 tickets will be sold at $20 a ticket.  You know you want (or is it “need”) this original painting of one your favorite rivers.  “Own” a piece of the Rush River in your home!  Get your ticket(s) NOW!!!

The second item is a beautiful Norling bamboo rod!  

The rod is a 5-wt, 7′ 6″ rod with two tips, agate guides, rod sock & brushed aluminum travel tube with cap by renowned rod makers Dave Norling Sr. and Dave Norling Jr.   

Only 100 tickets will be sold at $20 a ticket.  You know you want (or is it “need”) this heirloom quality rod!  What are you waiting for! Get your ticket(s) NOW!!!

The third item is an incredible fishing tool, a new Sage Foundation 9′ 4 wt with case!

Equipped with a high-performance blank (Graphite IIIe), the FOUNDATION has a fast action providing excellent casting power and effortless control. It’s the very foundation of what defines a Sage rod – Performance – taking your game to another level.  Armed with this rod, the trout don’t stand a chance!  More info on the Sage website:  Donated by Cabelas Rodgers and KIAP-TU-WISH.

Only 100 tickets will be sold at $10 a ticket.  You know you want (or is it “need”) this high performance rod!  What are you waiting for! Get your ticket(s) NOW!!!

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