Scott Fly Rod company, one of the most respected names in the industry, is attempting to raise funds to help pay for the medical expenses of rod designer Sam Drukman, who was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia. Drukman, a former rod designer for Scott Fly Rods and R. L. Winston fly rods, was recently diagnosed with leukemia while lacking health insurance benefits. Current treatments for leukemia are very expensive, leaving Drukman and his family facing an uphill financial battle.
As a result, Scott Fly Rod -- who describes Drukman as someone that has "contributed greatly to rod design and to many positive experiences for anglers around the world" -- is hoping to raise a significant amount of money to help fund Drukman's battle against the disease. To do so, Scott is selling raffle tickets. The winner of the raffle will have his or her choice of any Scott graphite or glass rod. Tickets are $20 each and there is no limit to the number of tickets each individual can purchase.
Drukman is the designer of the incredibly popular R.L Winston BIIx line of fly rods.