Rods And Reels In Need
A non-profit organization
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To provide fishing gear to those who may not be able to afford it themselves. To provide fishing gear to help support those who have served, particularly those who have served and sacrificed.
To be a resource for other charitable organizations by providing gear to loan.
To help inform and educate about those working to help our fisheries.
I started fishing as a child in the Philippines where my Dad was stationed at the naval base. Lacking any actual gear, I secured string to a bamboo stick and tied small balls of bread to the string. Then I would venture out on a pier and catch small fish the maid called, “Lapa Lapa”. I remember she was always excited to receive my catch… Mom of course, not so much.
Fishing has been my love ever since and when a friend asked if I wanted some used gear, I wasn't about to refuse. It was then I thought about re-homing donated rods and reels to those less fortunate. I began to seek donations when a very substantial gift, literally a truck load of rods and reels, really got me thinking about the possibilities. It was then I decided to form a non-profit organization called Rods and Reels in Need.