KastKing Creates Defender Series Fly Combo to Assist Veteran’s Org
May 26th, 2018 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified May 26th, 2018 at 12:00 AM
KastKing (wwwkastking.com) is pleased to announce that they have created a fly fishing combo to support military Veterans. KastKing is making the fly fishing combo titled,The Defender Series, available below cost to the not-for-profit Anglers of Honor veterans support organization www.Anglersofhonor.org. A presentation of 80 KastKing Defender Series fly fishing combos takes place starting this Saturday, May 26th during the Memorial Day weekend just west of Denver, Colorado.
“The Anglers of Honor Fly Combo was designed for US veterans who have had their lives changed through their military service to the United States,” says Al Noraker, Director of Product Development at KastKing. “Our Defender Series rod is a 9 ‘ for 5 wt., four-piece graphite rod that is perfect for most fly fishing methods. We’ve created special patriotic graphics and colors, and we’ve used only the finest CNC aluminum reel seat, stainless stripping and snake foot guides and a tactical rubber cork handle that provides a very positive grip. To make storage and travel easy and to protect this beautiful rod, we’ve included a protective travel case with the American flag printed on it and the Anglers of Honor logo embroidered in silver.”
KastKing’s ready to fish fly package comes complete with a balanced, CNC machined aluminum fly reel featuring light-weight design and a graphite disc drag. The reel is pre-spooled with 20 lb. KastKing BackKast fly line backing and KastKing Propel WF floating fly line.
“The Anglers of Honor Group is a team of caring and dedicated professionals with a mission to help in the healing process of veterans that have suffered physical or emotional trauma through their service to our country,” says Mr. Noraker. “The Anglers of Honor team and a host of fly fishing experts contribute their time and knowledge to help these heroes find peace and success through the sport of fly fishing.”
We have provided the “Defender Series” to AOH below our actual cost so that they can reach even more veterans in need of this life changing support. In addition, we are making this very special fly combo available to the general public and will donate a portion of the sale right back to Anglers of Honor so they can continue their incredible work.”
The Anglers of Honor group was also selected as one of the non-profit recipients of KastKing’s Million Dollar Rally, which will generate even more money to support our veterans who have given so much for us.”
“As a Navy Veteran practicing in the medical field, I know first-hand how Veterans with PTSD, TBI, and other physical and mental illnesses have to cope with life outside the military,” says KastKing Social Media Coordinator Shane Coovert a Veteran Navy Corpsman. “Programs like Anglers of Honor are invaluable to helping Veterans cope with life outside of the military and when the time comes to make the transition. In addition, the therapeutic impact from a simple thing like fishing can go a long way in helping Veterans with mental and physical illnesses on the road to recovery.”
KastKing Anglers of Honor Fly Combos are available for purchase by the public at Amazon.com.
More information about the Anglers of Honor program can be seen in this video: