2022 DAKOTA TU



 BANQUET NEWS


Check this page often for updates, pictures, etc. leading up to the banquet!



NEW THIS YEAR was:




Trout Tokens: More Bang (and FUN) for your Buck!



New Games: More Games to Test Your Skill & Luck!



Live Auction:  Some GREAT Live Auction Items!



Limited Edition "Banquet Caps"




The chance to take this one home with is  worth the price of admission to the banquet.  A custom made, 8' 5wt. bamboo rod.  Handcrafted by Dakota TU member, Rod Sanderson.  Don't miss out on your chance to own this one!



Here's a nice banquet offering.  A rod & reel travel case from the folks at Sea Run Cases.  This baby will hold plenty of rods, reels and other gear and is TSA approved!  Perfect for gearing up for your next adventure!





Need flies?  Get yourself to the banquet on April 23 and we'll have you covered.  Flies for cold water, warm water big water, small water, trout, pike, bass, panfish...we have it all!



This cool piece of metal wall art would look great on anyone's wall.  Get your tickets reserved for the upcoming banquet for your chance to take it home!





Here's four awesome Rite Bobbins that will be waiting for someone to take home from the banquet.  If you're a fly tier (or want to be) you'll want one of these! 



This awesome piece of stained glass art was handcrafted and donated by our friend Paul Johnson.  This piece will be available on the live auction at the banquet.  You won't want to miss your chance to take this home with you!











Need a rod tube?  Might as well store 'em in style!  Take one of these handcrafted wood rod tubes home with you from the banquet.





Here's another of the many fly rods available at this year's banquet.  This one is a 9 foot, 8 weight with removable fighting butt.  This one will be raffled off to support Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.



OK, it's time to raise your sights a bit.  Here is one of two, yes I said TWO, bamboo rods handcrafted and donated by Dakota TU member Rod Sanderson.  This one is a sweet little 6'8" 3 weight.  Perfect for those small streams!  Don't miss your chance to take this home with you!


Here it is!  The first ever official Dakota TU banquet cap!  These will be available in very limited quantities only at the 2022 banquet.  Want to start your collection of banquet caps?  Then you better get yourself to the banquet! 



Need a landing net?  Attend the banquet and you could go home with one of these handcrafted babies!

Here's a sweet 8'6" 5 weight fly rod donated by Larva Lace/Hagen's Fishing.  This is only one of approximately 10 rods that will be available at the banquet. 



A cool package donated by our friends at The Outdoor Campus East.  A cooler chair, backpack and waterproof lumbar pack.



Books, books, books!  Specifically, fly fishing themed novels!  These will be available on the general raffle and the silent auction.  Fill out your summer reading list.






As you know, fiberglass rods have undergone a resurgence of late.  Want to see what all the fuss is about?  We've put together a vintage fly fishing package.  It features a fiberglass rod, vintage reel and vintage aluminum fly box.  You better come check it out!


A couple of nice Mark Anderson prints and some caps from our friends at South Dakota Wildlife Federation and the 29/90 Sportsmen's Club.  We appreciate the support we receive from other outdoor and conservation groups and make sure to promote those groups during our banquet.

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PROJECT HEALING WATERS


Dakota Trout Unlimited has formed a partnership with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.  Project Healing Waters is a national organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of our nation's disabled veterans and active duty service personnel through involvement in fishing related activities.  Some of these activities include fly tying, rod building, casting and fishing instruction and fishing outings.


Project Healing Waters needs volunteers to assist the participants with the various activities.  More importantly, we need more VETERANS to participate.  Please help us spread the word!


The Sioux Falls area PHWFF chapter normally meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Sioux Falls Outdoor Campus.  If you would like to become involved as a volunteer or know of a veteran who might benefit from becoming involved as a participant, please contact Nick Bentele by email at nsbentele@fnbsf.com or by phone at 605-201-1602 .


For more on the Project Healing Waters organization visit their web site at http://www.projecthealingwaters.org.