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2016 Fundraiser


This year is an exciting one for our club.  We are beginning an ambitious project on Waterloo Creek where our chapter is focusing efforts on bank stabilization using minimal amounts of rock and sloping banks back as flat as possible and plant all disturbs areas to native prairie.  All work is being done through our Chapter on a publicly owned ground. 

The raffle grand prize is a 8' Clark Fork Pontoon Boat & a RLS 8'6" 4 wt Fly Rod and Reel Combo donated by Cabela's, Prairie Du Chien.

The Iowa Driftless Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting it's 15th Annual Trout Stream Festival on Saturday, April 30, at the Danan Lansing Memorial Building on the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in Decorah.

A reception begins at 5 p.m. with buffet dinner at 6 p.m. followed by silent and live auctions, games and raffle drawings. 

The raffle grand prize this year is a Clark Fork pontoon boat and rod/reel combo from Cabela's in Prairie Du Chien, WI.  One of the premier live auction items will be a wood carving from Curt Jones of Decorah.  All the auction items will be listed at: <
Proceeds will fund a habitat improvement project on Waterloo Creek and educational programs like "Trout in the Classroom" and the new "Fishing Collection" at the Decorah Public Library.
The mission of the chapter, which was established in 2000, is to work with other groups and individuals to protect, and improve cold water fisheries and their watersheds in northeast Iowa.  The chapter also strives to increase and maintain fishing access and use while providing related educational programs and resources for anglers of all ages.
Chapter members will also provide fly tying, casting, and rod building demonstrations.  The 2016 Stream Stewardship Award will be presented following the dinner. For additional information go to: <
Tickets may be purchased at the door or by contacting Tom Murray (563) 380 7458 or Kent Kleckner (563) 419 4433

Some of our Live Auction items:

Seed Savers Exchange Log Cabin on West Canoe Creek

Granger Aristocrat bamboo fly rod in exc. condition + rod tube & sock

Guide Guys for one day of guiding in the driftless

Red Badger Flies in assorted sizes

Wasta's favorite flies in wooden fly box

Custom fly rod - pink graphite, 2-piece, 3/4 wt

Custom fly rod - dark gray, 3-piece, 4/5 wt

Framed print - "Quail Covey"  by Maynard Reece, 1981 Habitat Stamp

Rainbow Trout print/(2), 1976 Trout Stamps, signed/remarque, Ken Prestley

Insulated coffee thermos w/ Impact Coffee gift card

Wood carving of an Artic Grayling 

Sling pack loaded with fishing gear

Assorted nymphs tied by David Smith and Java Johns Gift Card

Klean Kanteen insulated growler & tumbler w/ Pulpit Rock Brewery Gift Card

Welded Mayfly
Simms G-4 Waders - new

2 dozen Proven Nymphs of the Driftless w/ custom dry box
Hand-turned wood bowl