Rod Raffle Reels In $3,473!

Oak Brook Trout Unlimited would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2017 Rod Raffle and especially Ron Barch who donated the $1,000 Lee Wuff model bamboo fly rod as the first prize, which was won by TU lifetime member Jim O’Grady of Wheaton.

The second prize winner was Willie Beshire also of Wheaton who received an Orvis Mirage III reel with line—a $650 retail value. There were 10 third prize winners of Orvis $25 gift cards.

The annual fundraiser featured 96 participants, up from 82 in 2016. The $3,473 revenue included $1,320 in “directed” donations for youth education, youth camp scholarships, conservation and the OBTU endowment fund.

Orvis store manager Glenn Martenson presents Willie Beshire with the second prize Orvis Mirage III reel.