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Tenkara Tie-a-thon Raises $761 for CO flood Relief Efforts – #Tenkara4COFlood

On September 23, 2013
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This weekend we held the first Tenkara Tie-a-thon to help victims of the devastating Colorado flood. The recent floods have swept homes, displaced thousands of people and took a few lives right near the Tenkara USA headquarters (which, luckily, was mostly untouched). The Colorado community has been super welcoming to Tenkara USA. we are at home here, and we wanted to help in some way. We also wanted to engage the community for support. It’s one thing to send a check out, it’s another thing to send a check out and have hundreds of people sending their thoughts and moral support to those affected.

So, we proposed that for every fly the community tied and shared a picture of this weekend we would donate $1 to help flood victims. As we expected, the tenkara community showed their support en masse. According to our tally, 701 flies were tied and pictured this weekend (and 12 videos, for which we’re giving $5/ea., were made). That’s $761 going to flood victims this week on behalf of the tenkara community. The donation has been sent to United Way’s Foothills Flood Relief Fund. Thank you all who contributed for your show of support.

Here are a few pictures shared with us. To see all flies visit our Facebook page, or type #Tenkara4COFlood on Twitter.

Tenkara flies for flood relief

1st batch of tenkara flies by Rob Gonzales

Tenkara fly by Gary W. Clark

Tenkara flies by Alfredo Navas for Colorado flood relief

Some tenkara flies by Alfredo Navas

John Geer of Tenkara USA also got in on the fun and tied 42 tenkara flies this weekend

John Geer of Tenkara USA also got in on the fun and tied 42 tenkara flies this weekend

Tenkara for CO flood relief fly-tying

Fly by MKFlies.com

A tenkara fly by Anthony Naples

A tenkara fly by Anthony Naples

30 tenkara flies by Dennis Vander Houwen

30 tenkara flies by Dennis Vander Houwen

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