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R.W. “Bob” Summers Fly Rod Raffle


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On September 25th a lucky winner will walk away with a  R.W. Summers bamboo fly rod or $1,800 in cash.  Bob Summers is world renowned for his Tonkin Cane (bamboo) fly rods.  This year’s rod is a 7’ 0” for a #5 line and includes 2 tips, bag and tube.
This is the 18th year that Bob has graciously donated a rod to support the District’s work on the Boardman.  Bob lives on the Boardman with his wife Evi. Second place is a guided fly fishing trip for two on the Boardman with David McCool of McCool Outdoors and a guided float trip for 10 donated by The River of Traverse City.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased directly from Bob on his website or by visiting Northern Angler, Orvis Streamside, Nolan’s Tobacconist, Fisher Happy Hour, Ranch Rudolf, Brewery Terra Firma, or the Boardman River Nature Center.