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#FliesForTanner Auctions are LIVE!

Ivan Orsic / Mar 29, 2023

As you may already know, our very own Tanner Smith was recently diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer. He has a long, hard road ahead of him with multiple rounds of chemotherapy, surgeries, procedures, and appointments scheduled in the coming months. A couple of weeks ago, we alerted you to the fundraising efforts surrounding Tanner's cancer treatment in the form of a GoFundMe.

Well, the fly fishing community has stepped up yet again to support one of their own, and with the help of Josh Mills - the #FliesForTanner auctions went live last week. If you aren't familiar with the #FliesForACause auctions Josh has organized over the past several years, here's a quick rundown of how they work.

Essentially, anyone and everyone are welcome to put up a selection of Flies, Gear, or Trips to be auctioned off. All the auctions are posted on Instagram and the respective comment section of each post is where the bidding takes place. While Josh has never met Tanner, he was gracious enough to fire up the #FliesForTanner engine and there are currently over 50 active auctions taking place. You can find a running list of all of the auctions HERE.

The auctions for #FliesForTanner have been humming along with donations from industry legends (like Pat Dorsey, Charlie Craven, Landon Mayer, Craig Mathews, Russ Miller & Juan Ramirez), good friends, family, and complete strangers. If you're looking for some unique one-of-a-kind items and experiences, check out the auctions! Click on your desired auction item, login to your Instagram, determine the current high bid, and if you'd like to win - place the highest bid.

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