The devastation in the Bahamas is absolutely tragic and will have a profound impact on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama for years to come. An impact that will be felt by the fly fishing industry for years to come as well. These fisheries, and the communities that rely on them, are so familiar to most of us that we almost consider them home waters. And that’s why it’s imperative that we step up as an industry and help our Bahamian fly fishing brothers and sisters in this immense time of need.
As a member of the fly fishing industry, we need you to join the coalition in support of the guides, lodge employees and their families on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands.
All funds will go to provide basic necessities to help these individuals and families survive for the near future (food, clean water, diapers, clothing and more) and to help them rebuild their lives for the long term. Money raised will not go to the repair or the rebuilding of lodges.
There are a number of efforts underway in various parts of our industry: one being Dozens for Dorian – a fly-tyer organized effort that has absolutely taken off. We are also in the process of creating an online auction that industry partners can donate gear, travel packages, guided trips and more. Details coming soon. Whatever you can do to get involved, please do. There are plenty of ways you can support this effort!