Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts in the Fly Fishing Community
It's obvious that Hurricane Dorian caused extensive devastation in the Bahamas. The images from that region are extremely sad and it will take a very long time to get everyone there back on track.
The Bahamas are a world-renowned mecca for saltwater fly fishing, so it's no surprise that the fly fishing community immediately stepped up in a major way to help out all of those in need. If you've spent any time on social media the last several days, you may have seen posts by both individuals and companies offering things like guide trip auctions and special products to benefit hurricane recovery.
I thought it would be useful to post a list of all the fly anglers and related companies currently offering to lend their assistance. Well, at least these are the ones that I personally came across. There are likely some I missed, so be on the lookout for existing or new opportunities to help out hurricane victims.
Captain Joel Dickey is auctioning off a day of guided fishing in the Florida Keys to benefit the staff of Abaco Lodge. Bidding ends Thursday, September 12th.
Joel's Instagram: @captjoeldickey
Mike Schultz from Schultz Outfitters is also auctioning off a great package which includes guide trip, lodging, and a few additional goodies.
Mike's Instagram: @schultzoutfitters
Oliver White (who runs the famous Abaco Lodge and Bair's Lodge) started a gofundme to help his staff and relief efforts. Also, he is personally auctioning off a guided trip for August 2020 out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Starting bid is $1,000 and bids must be left in the comments of his Instagram post which you can find right here.
Oliver's gofundme: click here
East End Lodge has also started a gofundme to help the residents of the east end of Grand Bahama Island.
East End's gofundme: click here
The Delphi Club has a gofundme to assist affected staff as well as other relief efforts.
Delphi Club gofundme: click here
Yellow Dog Fly Fishing has a fund set up to help those in the local angling community affected by Dorian. RepYourWater is sweetening the deal by throwing in this sick hat for donations of $200 or more.
Yellow Dog Fund: click here
Fresh Catch Coffee is donating 100% of sales from their "Bahama Strong Project" to relief efforts. Read about it on their blog here.
Fresh Catch Coffee Instagram: @freshcatchcoffee
Castaway Customs is offering some awesome benefit products that you can see right here.
Castaway Customs Instagram: @castawaycustoms
Heart Wood Trade is auctioning one of their beautiful custom landing nets with 100% of profits going to the Yellow Dog Hurricane Fund (mentioned above). Bidding started at $400 and ends on Tuesday, September 10th.
Heart Wood Trade Instagram: @heartwoodtrade
Rising Fish is auctioning a custom Bahamas relief effort package. Bidding started at $200 and ends at 7pm on September 12th. Check out their Instagram post to bid!
Rising Instagram: @rising3474
Howler Brothers recently introduced their Category 5 line of clothing and accessories with a portion of proceeds going towards hurricane relief wherever it's needed. Click the link below to see the entire product lineup from this special collection.
Howler Brothers: click here
Captains for Clean Water is selling special "Oliver Snapback" hats with all proceeds donated to the Abaco Lodge hurricane relief fund.
Buy the hat: click here
Eric Estrada from Estrada Art is donating 50% of each sale from his Pinnacle Series to the Abaco Lodge fund. See the pieces by clicking the link below and contact him directly for any purchases.
Estrada Art Instagram: @estrada_art
Hoo-rag is offering a special edition "Bahama Strong" Hoo-rag to benefit the Green Turtle Cay relief fund. Have a look and purchase at the link below.
Hoo-rag: click here
Ravel Outdoors is selling "Pray for the Bahamas" t-shirts with all proceeds going to the Abaco Lodge hurricane relief fund. Hit the link below to shop these awesome shirts!
Ravel Outdoors: click here
Mauser Fly Fishing is donating 25% of all sales through September 20th to hurricane relief efforts.
Mauser Fly Fishing: click here
Guide Flies is selling a "Hurricane Dorian Relief Bonefish Box" that is full of 12 productive bonefish flies for the Bahamas. Proceeds go to help those affected at the Abaco, Delphi, and East End lodges.
Guide Flies: click here
Sightline Provisions will be donating 50% of every bonefish bracelet sold in September to Bahamian Hurricane Relief.
Sightline Provisions: click here
Mang Gear created a special Bahamian Hammerhead shark collection to fully benefit Bahamas hurricane relief. Hit the link below to shop the collection!
Mang Gear: click here
David Danforth is selling special bonefish art with full proceeds being donated. You'll need to message him to order one, so click the link below to see his Instagram post with full details.
Duppy Fly Company is selling a "bad luck fly box" for $50 shipped with all proceeds benefiting hurricane relief. Direct message them through Instagram to purchase!