What started as a simple post on a fly fishing forum by an old friend of mine, Steven (Mr Trout), has grown almost exponentially. The original post was an offer to sell a few of the beautiful Furled Leaders which he makes, to raise funds for Cancer Research - LINK HERE
The response to the initial idea, as you can read above (and that doesn't include the PM's and e mails!), has been overwhelming. So many kind and generous people have offered donations of both goods and events.
The whole of 2011 has been covered with monthly donations of Flies, Lines and assorted bits and pieces of Fishing tackle; fishing days with BBQ's etc. with all funds going to Cancer charities (more details later)
The timing seems to have tapped the zeitgeist, and the idea is expanding daily.
We are currently discussing the idea of calling the project the "Trout Fly Foundation" (because Steven is too modest to have it in his own name!) and the campaign has already been titled "Let's Tackle Cancer".
More as it develops . . . . . . . and donations welcome.
Update 11th Dec - thanks to A we now have a Facebook page HERE
17th December - we now have days on the Derbyshire Wye and Dove, Cumbria's Eden, the Thames, Monnow and others, superb flies by some very capable fly tiers, Hardy reels, books . . . .just click the link and keep watching (we haven't even started listing items yet (planned for early January) **** Now starting in December
A big thanks to all who have contacted us so far
18th Dec - Dave has put up the 'Just Giving' links for donations -
Feel free to just donate!
Update 18th Dec - Listings started today with River Test days, Grey's fly lines, books, leaders, bits . . and growing
21st Dec. - some more listings and F & F have now given us our own sub forum, so new LINK
31st December 2010. We end 2010 with some excellent auctions up and running. Check them out on the link above.
We also have a cupboard full of very generous offers which will be rolled out throughout 2011, with many more promised.
We'd like to thank all contributors, both donors and buyers, and wish everyone a fine and healthy 2011
15th January - good luck and tight lines to all the salmon chasers in Scotland.
A nudge for "Let's TACKLE Cancer" - LINK
Lots to suit all fisherfolk now listed. and only just over 2 weeks to go for the January auction. Please be generous for a very worthy cause.
19th January - Great idea from Edd & Colin - LTC Badges - get your order in here LINK.
Badges marked jointly with Flyforums.co.uk & Let's Tackle Cancer (still being finalised, but will be great!) I'll post a pic as soon as available
31st January - last day to get your bids in for the January, Let's Tackle Cancer auction - hit link to view all lots..................and thank you.
8th February - update - over 40 lots listed for February - something for everyone - hit the link above