The Boston Dinner is almost upon us. For those attending there are a lot of great items in this year’s Live Auction – February 1, 2014. Here is a preview so that you can decide on which items you would like to bid.
Know someone who isn’t attending but would like to participate? Let them know that they can make a not-to-exceed bid to the MSA(US) office for any of these great prizes. They will be assigned a bid number and a proxy bidder to represent them at the auction. They can contact the MSA(US) at 781.397.8870 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 1:00 PM, Friday, January 31, 2014 to register their bid.
Live Auction Items
TED WILLIAMS AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALL – A rare opportunity for collectors. This baseball is autographed by Ted and comes in a display case. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
Donor: Stephen Coull Value: $1,100
BLACK BROOK SALMON CLUB – Fish some of the best salmon water in the world. Private club on the Main SW Miramichi, just below the mouth of the Cains River. All new accommodations and wonderful staff. Dates to be arranged for 2 rods for three days during the 2014 or 2015 season. (Note, tips will be assessed by the Club rather than paid in camp.) There is a reserve.
Donor: Black Brook Salmon Club Value: $3,700
THE LEDGES INN – Two rods for three days, dates to be arranged with DONOR. A combination of great fishing and wonderful amenities, consisting of three full days at four pools, including guide service, meals and three nights accommodations at Ledges Inn in Doaktown, NB. The Ledges Inn offers its guests some of the best cold water pools on the Miramichi River. There is a reserve.
Donor: The Ledges Inn Value: $3,900
UPLAND BIRD HUNTING IN THE MIRAMICHI VALLEY with Guide Brett Silliker – This Woodcock and Grouse hunting trip for 2 Hunters is for 3 days and 4 nights at the Upper Oxbow Camp on the Northwest Miramichi. The Miramichi River Valley is ideal for upland birds. With generous daily bag limits, the valley is lined with miles of old farmland, which offers superb covers. The Package includes: accommodations, all meals, guide, dogs, bird preparation and transportation to coverts. Mr. Silliker and Upper Oxbow Adventures were prominently featured in the September 2012 edition of Covey Rise magazine. There is a reserve.
Donor: Debbie and Dale Norton Value: $3,500
RESTIGOUCHE RIVER LODGE -Originally private, now public, the Restigouche River Lodge is located on 3 miles of crystal clear Atlantic Salmon fly fishing water at the junction of the Matapedia River in New Brunswick, Canada. It is the first camp on the salmon’s journey up the Restigouche. The RRL is offering three (3) days of fishing for two (2) rods with all accommodations and guide service at their beautiful lodge overlooking the RestigoucheRiver and the surrounding Chic-Choc mountains. Dates to be arranged with Donor. There is a reserve.
Donor: Restigouche River Lodge Value: $4,950
ORVIS HELIOS 2 MATCHED ROD OUTFIT – The Helios 2. Strong, light in the hand, and deadly accurate, the 908-4 Helios 2 is the most complete and versatile big-game fly rod Orvis has ever produced. Swing steelhead flies in sub-zero weather or toss Crazy Charlies in triple-digit temperatures; the H2 doesn’t care. Rod outfit includes: Helios 2 908-4 Tip-Flex Fly Rod; Mirage IV Reel with Hydros WF8 line and 200 yards of backing; rod tube and Safe Passage rod and reel case. Made in USA.
Donor: Orvis Value: $1,425
DEERFIELD RIVER FLOAT TRIP – Two rods/one day. Float the historic DeerfieldRiver with Harrison Anglers Guide Service. Trip includes lunch and all the equipment. Fish all day on quality water for wild and stocked rainbow and brown trout. The Harrison brothers know these waters intimately, are attentive guides, and skilled in catering to novice or experienced anglers (July 1st thru March 31st).
Donor: Harrison Anglers Guide Service Value: $400
SUPER BOWL SMOKED SALMON PARTY – Norm Betts has again donated a party package with all the fixin’s including a whole smoked salmon and 24 Moosehead beer for your Super Bowl Sunday.
Donor: Norm Betts Value: $250
ADOPT-A-KELT – The Miramichi Salmon Association will again place 50 transmitters in adult salmon in May 2014 to document their movements as they migrate back to the ocean. This joint program with ASF has provided very interesting results, with over 96% of the kelts successfully leaving Miramichi Bay from 2008 to 2012 with some fish returning in both years. For a $500 charitable donation in Canada or the USA, Adopt-A-Kelt and receive reports as your fish migrates down the Miramichi River, out to the ocean and hopefully as it returns again!
Donor: MSA Donation: $500