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Casting lines and raising money: Two Fly raises funds for Museum of the Rockies

Posted at 10:00 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 12:00:46-04

There may be no better way to raise money than a day on the river.

Montana State University’s Museum of the Rockies put on its annual fundraiser “Two Fly” on Saturday.

More than 25 boats, guides and all, take participants of the event to fish on one of four local rivers in the region.

After an early wake-up call, anglers stopped in at 7 a.m. for a quick bite and off to the river.

The new executive director of Museum of the Rockies Chris Dobbs got his line wet his first week on the job.

“We did the Yellowstone, we did a few miles on that,” Dobbs said. “I even managed to catch a few fish, including one adorable little rainbow trout. The guides and guests raised money for a good cause.”

The money raised at the event supports the Children’s Education Mission at the museum.  

Dinner, live music, and prizes, including a drift boat donated by RO.

“Every student in Montana has the opportunity to come to the Museum of the Rockies for free,” said Dobbs.

Dobbs was pleased with the turnout and support of the event.

“I just want to say, what a great opportunity for me, as the new director to be here,” said Dobbs. “It is an incredible community to be a part of.”

This is one of the two annual fundraisers that the Museum of the Rockies puts on each year to support various programs.