Double Your Fun!

Win an Orvis Trident Rod and Make Your Best Bid for a Ross Reel to Match!

The raffle prize is an Orvis Trident PM-10, two-piece, 8'6", 5 weight with the 25-year Orvis unconditional warranty. Orvis’s Trident technology damps rod vibrations to enhance both accuracy and distance. This beautiful tip-flex action rod features a stabilized redwood reel seat and titanium hardware, and titanium nitride guides for long wear and low friction. (Erik Bataille won the rod at the April meeting and donated it back to the Chapter. Thanks, Erik!)

Silent Auction

A Ross Gunnison Reel (G-2) custom engraved with the TU logo and "Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited" has been donated by Scott Graham and "Guadalupe and Beyond Fly Fishing Adventures" for a special silent auction. The minimum opening bid is $100 and subsequent bids must be for a minimum of $10 more. This one-of-a-kind reel retails for $235. It is precision machined from high grade aluminum alloys, fully anodized, and features self-lubricating bearings and friction based drag. For 4 to 6 wt. lines, it takes 140 yards of 20-lb. backing with a 5 wt. line, weighs 4.8 ounces, and has a 3.25" diameter. A Ross Reel cap comes with it.

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, P.O. Box 312058, New Braunfels, TX 78131-2058

"Tying" The Raffle Ticket

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

The recipe:

  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 January 23. (Address above.) Your raffle tickets must accompany your check.

Good luck!