Congrats to George Grant TU
The WestSlope Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Missoula issued a challenge to all Trout Unlimited chapters in the state. The chapter to donate the most flies per member to Warriors and Quiet Waters would win a Winston fly rod. Warriors and Quiet Waters is a Bozeman-based organization dedicated to helping post-9/11 severely injured veterans by providing week long fly fishing retreats.
Well, we should have known that challenging Butte to a contest would stimulate a lot of activity. I'm pleased to report that the George Grant Chapter of Butte won with an amazing 20.8 flies donated per member, beating the second highest chapter by nearly 50%! They were aided in their win by a very generous donation by the Butte Bob Wards of 2,500 flies.
But the real winners were the vets! Together the 13 Montana chapters of Trout Unlimited tied and secured donations of 17,944 flies.
Congratulations to the George Grant Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
— Mark Kuipers, Missoula, President, the WestSlope Chapter of Trout Unlimited