In a little over a week, Friends of the Upper Delaware will kick off its fifth annual One Bug event in Hancock, New York. This is a competitive fundraiser that celebrates the sport and camaraderie of fly fishing and promotes “CPR”: Catch, Photograph, and Release. Under the rules, each two-person team selects a single fly for each of the two days of competition. If it’s lost, the contestant is allowed to tie on a new fly to enjoy the rest of the day fishing but can no longer score points for their team. Teams are paired with top guides and assigned to a specific beat or stretch or water which changes each day.
The best part? All profits are used to protect, preserve, and enhance the ecosystem and coldwater fishery of the Upper Delaware River System. So, you get to go fishing and feel good about doing something to protect the resources in the Cradle of American Fly Fishing. It’s a win-win situation!
For more information or to sign up, visit the One Bug website. (You can also get tickets to the big Friday Night Gala that serves as the event kickoff. And even if you can’t go, check out all the great resources on the FUDR page and consider ways that you can help.
Hancock, New York