Live Auction and Special Raffles

Live Auction and Special Raffle List

Please take the time to read and evaluate the items in this year’s Live Auction. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to offer a wide range of high quality fly fishing and fly tying items and opportunities. Rarely do you find such a tempting mix in one setting. All of the proceeds benefit our conservation and education efforts, so please dig deep, bid high, and have some fun!

2018 Live Auction Items


1.  Mouse Fly Photograph

Framed photo of a mouse pattern with tying materials and tools.


2.  Sylvester Nemes Collectors’ Items

Autographed and numbered Spinners book and fly display from Sylvester Nemes.


3.  Upper Snake River Fly-Fishers Annual Fly Display

Custom metalwork fish from Meriwether Metals of Dillion, MT


4.  Heise Area Family Package

Swimming, Pizza, Golf, and Zipline at Heise Hot Springs,

2 night stay in luxurious cabin at Aspen Grove Inn.


5.  Award Winning Hand Painted Replica Fish

Beautiful replica trout from Chuck Boehm of C&L Taxidermy.


6.  Scadden Detonator Pontoon Boat and Eagle Ridge Ranch Package

Scadden Detonator pontoon boat, 1 day fishing private Sheridan Lake for 2 rods, 1 night stay in cabin at Eagle Ridge Ranch.


7.  Custom Tying Bench by T.J. Bauer

Beautifully crafted tying bench made from oak and maple with inlaid commemorative 20th and 25th anniversary Expo pins.


8.  Driftboat Accessory Upgrade

Yeti Tundra 45 cooler, custom wood boat net from Snake River Nets, Simms Dry Creek boat bag, size large.


9.  Buszek Award Winner Fishing Flies

A box of fishing flies tied by prestigious Buszek award winners Bob Jacklin, Wayne Luallen and Bruce Staples.  Each box will be auctioned separately.


10.  Henry’s Fork Anglers Trip

A day guided fishing with the infamous Henry’s Fork Anglers very own Todd Lanning.  Dinner for 2 at the luxurious Henry’s Fork Lodge.


11.  Fly Fishing Library and Fly Plate

Fly fishing books from local fishing Authors Boots Allen, Mike Lawson, and Bruce Staples.  Fly plate with flies and signatures cards from all three authors.

Finding Trout In All Conditions by Boots Allen

Modern Trout Fishing by Boots Allen

Fly-Fishing Guide to the Henrys Fork by Mike Lawson

Spring Creeks by Mike Lawson (Hardbound, numbered 23/250)

Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Backcountry by Bruce Staples

Flies for the Greater Yellowstone Area by Bruce Staples


12.  Custom Fishing Bamboo Fly Rod by John Rivera

Custom modern fishing bamboo 5wt rod from local artist John Rivera.


13.  Three Rivers Ranch Trip

2 days fishing with Three Rivers Ranch, one day donated by guide Carlos Chavez.   Dinner for two at the Three River Ranch Lodge.


14.  Atlantic Salmon Fly Displays by Marvin Nolte

Two beautiful framed Atlantic Salmon flies tied by the master Marvin Nolte.  Both flies will be auctioned separately.


15.  Wasatch Custom Angling Products Presentation Tool Set

Presentation 32 piece tying tool set housed in an elegant wood case with the Mayfly Life Cycle laser engraved in the cover.


16.  Custom Metal Fireplace Ring with Fly Fishing Scene

Custom metal fireplace ring with a detailed fly fishing scene cut into it by Eagle Rock Fabrication.


17.  “Yellowstone Reflections” – Canvas Print by Bern Sundell

Amazing close up of one of our local Yellowstone Cutthroat on canvas by Ennis, MT artist Bern Sundell.


18.  George Grant Legacy Fly Plate

Commemorative display of George Grant.  1933 Historic photo of George on the Big Hole, his home river.  Six flies tied by George and a signature card.  The story behind the photo and a description of the files is accompanied on the back of the display.


19.  Steelheader’s Dream Package

Two days guided steelhead fishing on the Salmon River with guide Dan Hurzler with Rawhide Outfitters.  Two night stay at the Stage Coach Inn in Salmon, ID.  A dinner for two at the Shady Nook and also at the Junkyard Bistro.


20.  Ultimate Fishing Package

Fishing package including Simms Headwaters waders and boa boats.  Loop Incite rod, Xact reel and line, William Joseph Flux hip pack.


21.  Steven Fernandez Fly Display

Fly display of three exquisite muddler patterns tied by Buszek award winner Steven Fernandez.


22.  Leland Howard “Moose Crossing” Metal Print

A beautiful print of a moose family crossing our home Snake River in the fall season.  The print is an infused coated aluminum print with lasting vivid colors.


23.  Four Hosts / Four Trips

Four hosted trips by renowned local fisher people.  Including:

Leslie Dal Lago – Super secret Montana walk and wade fishing

Jimmy Gabettas – Float fishing for smallmouth bass on the Lower Snake River

John Stenersen – Local river or lake float fishing

Chris Hunt – Walk and wade fishing some of Idaho’s pristine backcountry


24.  Leonard Collectors Bamboo Rod

Historic 6wt bamboo rod made by the storied HL Leonard Rod Company.


25.  South Fork Lodge Fishing and Overnight Package

Two days guided fishing with the South Fork Lodge.  One night personally donated by guide Lee Moore, one dinner at the luxurious South Fork Lodge, one night stay in South Fork Lodge.


26.  2018 ClackaCraft EDDY

Full boat package, boat with front and rear dry storage, Catract oars, anchor system with anchor, triple barrel rod holders all on a painted trailer.



Special Raffles


Quilt Raffle

This raffle gives you an opportunity to win an elegant handmade quilt by our very own Carol Staples.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. The lucky winner will be drawn before the beginning of the Live Auction.


Scadden Pontoon Boat Card Raffle

This raffle gives you an opportunity to win a deluxe pontoon boat with oars. Each chance is a playing card ($10 donation), we keep half of the card, and you keep half. The lucky winning card will be drawn before the beginning of the Live Auction.


SKB Shotgun Raffle

This raffle gives you an opportunity to win a U.S. made SKB 580 Field 12 ga shotgun. Each chance is a playing card ($20 donation), we keep half of the card, and you keep half.  The lucky winning card will be drawn before the beginning of the Live Auction.