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Sponsors Needed for Trout Bum Road Trip

Joel La Follette - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
This is a project I conceived several months ago in the wee hours of the morning with the goal of bringing attention to our native Trout species. We have so many advocates for anadromous fish here in the Northwest, but our native Trout seldom get the headlines or the love. The general public has no idea of the value of our native Trout and I’d like to change that. Not only in Oregon, but across the country.

This event is designed to be a plug’n play event anywhere Trout swim. My hope is that Trout Unlimited and Native Fish Society can administer this and offer it to groups across the country as a way to fund restoration projects. While this is a ”test event,” the money raised will have a positive impact on our native Trout here in Oregon. Please take a minute to read this and join in my efforts, or get signed up yourself!

The general Trout season is winding down, but there is still time for the ultimate Trout Bum Road Trip. Trout Unlimited and the Native Fish Society have teamed up to host the first annual Native Trout-a-Thon and I'm planning on hitting the road to raise money for our native Trout. Would you like to be a part of it?

The event is just over a week away and I'm looking for folks that would be interested in sponsoring my efforts to support our native Trout. If you haven't taken the time to read up on this event, I'll give you the short version. First, you register and get your packet. Then you get friends, family, and complete strangers to sponsor you on a per point basis. When dawn breaks on Saturday, October 27th you start fishing for as many different species of native Trout that you can drive to in a two-day period, without leaving Oregon. Points are awarded based on size and species. Only one fish per species is scored, so you'll need to plan a route and do some traveling. The contest closes one hour after sunset on Sunday, October 28th. Complete rules are listed on the Native Fish Society website.

I'm working on my plan and mapping out a route that maximizes the native Trout available to be targeted. Then I'm packing the rods, lines and flies needed to target these fish into my fly fishing assault vehicle and hitting the road. My goal is 170 points, so sponsorship of a buck a point would only set you back $170.00 if I'm successful. You may want to bump that up to 5-bucks a point if you really love native Trout. Of course, sponsorships of any amount are helpful! If you want to be part of this historical Trout Bum Road Trip, email me with your sponsorship commitment and I'll take care of the rest. If you wish, I’m also accepting capped donations at $100.00 and $200.00 with all of the monies going to native Trout. Remember, your sponsorship donation is tax deductible. 

Now here's the good part. Sponsors will be emailed a tracking link so they can follow along as I crisscross the state in search of Trout and points. You'll know where I'm at and see where I'm fishing at all times. In addition, I will be sending out email updates via my SATNAV system so you can cheer me on or meet-up with me on the water. To top it off, one lucky sponsor will win a hosted day on the water with your's truly complete with my world famous fajita lunch, homemade cookies and a box of flies. I'll also be "re-gifting" any prizes I may manage to win to my sponsors via a drawing to be held after the event. 

All proceeds from this event go toward native Trout restoration projects. This year funds will go toward the North Creek Campaign to reconnect sea-run cutthroat trout with pristine habitats on the Oregon Coast. More information is available on the Native Fish Society website at or you can contact me directly if you have questions.

Thanks for considering this project and sponsorship of this ultimate Trout Bum Road Trip.

When it comes to wading boots and fish, #keepemwet!

Joel La Follette

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