Silent Auction & Doorprizes

If you are able to help support us with items for our event, please contact us at  All donors will be listed both on this website and in the program.


SILENT AUCTION-Our silent auction will consist of high value items that have a relationship to fly fishing such as gear, art, guided trips, etc.


DOOR PRIZES-Our door prizes will consist of smaller items like gift certificates, fishing supplies, etc. and will be awarded by drawing ticket numbers of those in attendance.






WATER COLOR PAINTING BY ZAN THOMPSON-Zan is donating an 11x15 (16x20 framed) fly fishing  painting titled Battle of the Sexes for Big Fish.  You can see some samples of his works at


GUIDED TRIP BY DAVE HISE—Dave is an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide and owner of Casters Fly Shop in Hickory.


LITHOGRAPH BY BILL ELLIOTT—Bill is donating a 15x18 framed pencil litho of a brook trout leaping for mayflies.  Bill is a renowned wildlife artist whose paintings have appeared in many publications.  For more information on Bill, check out our September newsletter or


A FULL WEEK IN A HELTON CREEK CABIN (Wed-Wed)-Dave Jones has donated a week in his five star cabin on Helton Creek, right on the creek which is stocked with trophy trout.  If you’ve never been to Helton Creek, it is one of the most beautiful delayed harvest streams in North Carolina and is the feature river in this issue.  For more information on the cabin, visit


TENKARA ROD—Dave Jones has also donated a DRAGONtail Tenkara 12’ rod to our auction.  Information about the rod can be found at:



2 DAILY ROD FEES ON PRIVATE TROPHY WATER IN VIRGINIA—Riverbound X-Stream has donated a day of fishing on private water in any of their four streams in southern Virginia.  You will be accompanied by a member who will provide transportation and lunch.  The rod fees will be awarded separately.  For more information visit:


GUIDED TRIP BY STARR NOLAN—Starr is with Brookside Guides in Asheville and is well known to many of us in the Hickory Chapter through her participation and leadership in Casting Carolinas.  You can find more information about Starr at:




HANDMADE FLY FISHING QUILT-Our own member, Cathy Starnes, has crafted a fly fishing quilt for our auction.  We haven’t seen it yet, but judging by the Casting Carolinas quilt she donated at the September meeting, you better bid high to win.


ABSTRACT FISH PAINTING—A 6x6 (12x12 matted) watercolor titled Fish on the Rise by Lynn Marilla.


HELIOS 3 5WT ROD—Here is your chance to own one of the newest and finest rods on the market touted as the world’s most accurate fly rod.  For more information, see the following video:



     -Hardy Marquis Reel

     -Women’s Encounter Waders & Boots

     -Encounter Fly Fishing Outfit

     -Pink Net & Sling Pack

     -Yeti 64 oz Rambler Bottle (by Outdoor Supply)


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