The masses have spoken, the votes are tallied, and it is time to announce our BREAK THIS ROD winners!
Our winners get the opportunity to pick from the prize pool in an order determined by which category they won. They can choose either a BEDROCK Vice Base or a BADGER Prototype Rod:
2 BEDROCK Vice Bases Tenkara Jam organizer Jason Sparks is creating and donating these especially for BREAK THIS ROD 2017. They'll be the largest size available, solid granite bases with brass hardware. The small bases in the pictures are representative of the deluxe versions the winners will receive. 2 BADGER TENKARA Prototype Rods This design is a mix of our two most popular rods - the adjustable BAD AXE and the ultra-handy UNC!
Challenge #1: First Prize Pick Awarded for Bigest Fish
W Lynn Christiansen!
Challenge #2: Second Prize Pick for Most Epic Story!
Tristan Mills! (and Son)
Challenge #3: Third Prize Pick for Best Rod Modification
Random Draw Winner: Whichever Prize remains after the Picks
Thank you to everyone who took part in BREAK THIS ROD 2017. It was an absolutely blast sharing pictures and stories with you all. More importantly, your participation helped us equip veterans at CAMP HEALING WATERS with real tenkara gear, so that they can enjoy the peace that comes with spending time fly fishing. We are sincerely grateful for your support in reaching this goal.
Since everybody had fun (and injuries seem to be declining) we will definitely run another BREAK THIS ROD contest next year. Stay tuned!