I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Plenty of family time, more food than previously thought possible, you name it there is a lot to be thankful for. But it is also easy to take certain things for granted, despite being very thankful for them. Here at Flylords, we are thankful for all things fly fishing: the camaraderie, the opportunity, the beauty, the chase, you name it we are thankful for it. So, on this Giving Tuesday, we would like to highlight some of the non-profit organizations that do great things for the sport.
Bonefish and Tarpon Trust: Make a donation here.
Wild Salmon Center: Donate here!
Plus, you get this awesome trucker hat with a qualifying donation!
Indifly: Take action here!
The Mayfly Project: Donate here!
Elevate Youth Boston: Click here to donate now
Elevate Youth empowers youth from underserved neighborhoods by cultivating long term mentoring relationships through engagement in transformative outdoor experiences.
Giving Tuesday, support our friends at Elevate Youth, a Boston non-profit that empowers underserved youth through outdoor experiences — like skiing and fishing! They are working hard to raise the funds for their very own Elevate Youth van which will allow them to bring even more urban youth out of the city and into the outdoors in 2019. For Giving Tuesday Patagonia will be matching every dollar donated to Elevate Youth!
Trout Unlimited:Click here to donate: Gifts.tu.org
Trout Unlimited is an American non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of freshwater streams, rivers, and associated upland habitats for trout, salmon, other aquatic species, and people. Often contracted as “TU,” the organization began in 1959 in Michigan.
We work closely with TU program TU Costa 5 Rivers – Where they host events for college fly fishing clubs and students around the country.
Captains For Clean Waters
Captains For Clean Water is a Grassroots Nonprofit Organization Advocating for Clean Water & Healthy Estuaries Across South Florida.
Project Healing Waters: Help veterans heal through the beauty of fly fishing; donate through this link!
Casting for Recovery Click here to Donate
Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature. The retreats are open to women with breast cancer of all ages, in all stages of treatment and recovery. For over 20 years, women from all walks of life have benefitted from CfR’s inspiring program model.
Fish For Change: Donate Here
(Fish For Change will match your donation up to $15K) This month only
Our Mission is to use fly-fishing as a platform to make the world a better place by uniting a diverse group of students in wild fisheries where they engage in a variety of initiatives that promote Connection, Education, Conservation, and Exploration.
For today’s giving Tuesday we are pledging 100% of store profits to our friends at @elevateyouthboston Shop Here
We’d also be remiss to not highlight some others in the industry that consistently give back to the fly fishing community and protect our environment. Patagonia’s Action Works has been supporting grassroots activism for more than 40 years. Check out all they do through this link. From the East coast, love fishing for striped bass? Then you should seriously consider sending a donation to the American Saltwater Guides Association. They are focused on the sustainability of our fishing resource through conservation. You can donate through this link.
And last but not least, on this Giving Tuesday don’t forget about Bristol Bay and the steadfast work Trout Unlimited and local partners are doing to protect this national treasure. You can directly help protect Bristol Bay by donating through this link.
For all these groups, and the many others, any donation makes a huge difference. So on this Giving Tuesday, consider helping one, or two, or all of these great organizations! They all make fly fishing better in their own unique way, so show them you appreciate their work with a donation of whatever you can spare!