Win an L.L Bean Rod!

The April raffle prize is an L.L. Bean Double L 6-wt, 9' two-piece rod. Designed for performance casting, the fast-action rod features a progressive flex that loads with a shorter line to deliver medium- to long-range casts with minimum effort. Weighing in at 3 1/4 ounces, this burgundy-colored rod features advanced scrims for hoop strength and high-impact resins rolled at high pressures for sensitivity, durability, and quick rebound. Retail value is $340.


Silent Auction

A Redington Kid Start outfit has been donated by Austin Outfitters for a special silent auction. The minimum opening bid is $80 and subsequent bids must be at least $10 higher. The 6/7-wt. outfit, which retails for $189, has everything a youngster needs to hit the river: 8' two-piece rod, reel, line, backing, leader, case, instruction booklets, and practice yarn.

Put your hand-crafted tickets (see below) or your printed tickets from the GRTU Web site

and your check in the mail today! Don't delay!

Raffle Tickets are $6 each, 3 for $15, and 6 for $30. Cheap!

You do not have to be present to win, but you'll miss an interesting meeting—and the chance to win some excellent door prizes.

To avoid crowds and delays at the meeting, please send in your tickets now.

Make checks payable to Guadalupe River Chapter/TU (GRTU) and

mail along with raffle tickets to

GRTU, c/o Stacy Lynn Trimble, P.O. Box 312058, New Braunfels, TX 78131-2058

Do-It-Yourself Raffle Tickets

Mailing regulations do not allow the GRTU Newsletter to print raffle tickets, so you can make your own or print them from the GRTU Web site ( under the Events section).


  1. Write your name, address, and phone number on a slip of paper measuring about 1 by 3 inches.
  2. Repeat many times to increase your chances of winning.
  3. Count the tickets you’ve made and write a check for the appropriate amount: $6 for one, $15 for three, $30 for six, etc.
  4. Mail your tickets and your hand-crafted check to Stacy early enough so she’ll have them for the meeting and drawing April 24. (Address above.) Your raffle tickets must accompany your check.

Good luck!