The Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Association will host its 19th annual fundraising banquet Nov. 4 at the Comfort Suites at 10 S. Hanover St., Carlisle.
The program begins with cash bar, silent and live auction item viewing and musical entertainment. A buffet dinner begins at 6 p.m. The event is an open invitation to all current museum members and the public.
The annual fall banquet is the museum’s largest fundraiser. Advance tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased online at www.paflyfishing.org. Tickets include a buffet-style dinner with a cash bar.
Those who cannot attend can buy raffle tickets online for a fly-rod or guided trip at $10 per ticket. Five fly-rods valued from $350 to $1,000 and a chance for one of six guided days of fly-fishing for bass, trout or salmon, valued from $350 to $500, are being raffled. Additional items will be offered in live and silent auctions, as well as bucket raffles and 50/50 tickets. Among the items to be auctioned and raffled are rods, reels, jewelry, books, equipment, artwork, gift baskets and gift cards.
Each year the museum selects inductees, past and present, who have made noteworthy contributions to fly-fishing. Among the artifacts displayed and those honored are Charlie Fox, Vince Marinaro, Ed Koch, Jim Bashline, George Harvey, Buck Metz, Tom Dorsey, Lefty Kreh, Joe Humphreys, Ed Shenk, Charlie Meck, Cathy and Barry Beck and Ed Jaworowski. Vince Marinaro’s preserved collection includes more than 300 items. The museum’s complete collection of fly fishing artifacts spans more than 125 feet.
The displays can be viewed at 101 Shady Lane, Carlisle, near the Pennsylvania Turnpike exit.
The museum is supported by an all-volunteer board and members. Additional information about becoming a member is available online at www.paflyfishing.org . Donations may also be sent to: PFFMA, P.O. Box 205, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.