Our Reel ‘Em In program is all about putting fishing gear into the hands of kids. This program primarily collects & refurbishes donations of used rods, reels, tackle and tackle boxes, which hundreds of volunteers invest time cleaning, refurbishing and rebuilding. The donated rods and reels are then gifted to over 1,000 kids and youth programs in our community, and around the nation.

The Reel ‘Em In program also collects used sporting goods and recreational vehicles of all kinds, including: boats, RV’s, trailers, ATV’s, motors and more. These donations are either directly used in our programming, or are sold at our Sportsman’s Garage Sale & Used Boat Auction to support our organization as a whole.

Please Note: Occasionally we do receive donations of fishing gear or other equipment that we simply sell instead of putting it directly into the hands of kids. For instance, antique equipment that isn’t suitable for use by the children may have value to collectors. We take these antiques and sell them, then use those funds to purchase the supplies needed for refurbishing other donated rods, as well as to support our programming as a whole.

If you wish to partner with us as a collection site, we will gladly bring you a FFL collection barrel to collect the donated rods, reels, tackle and sporting equipment. Contact Steve at Steve@FishingforLife.org for more information!