If you're compulsive about filling out March Madness brackets and a fisherman, Cheeky Fly Fishing may have mixed up your all time favorite cocktail. Cheeky's fifth annual March Madness: Road to the Final Fish pits 64 different species of fish against each other in a college hoops-style bracket and gives entrants a chance predict which fish will end up in the sweet sixteen, elite 8, final four and so on down to the "final fish." As in past year, Cheeky will donate all proceeds from the event to benefit The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and Casting for Recovery.
Up for grabs for the entrants with the best brackets is a horde of prizes from the likes of Patagonia, Sage, Fishpond, YETI, Post Fly, Kast, Loon Outdoors, Montana Fly Company, Kast, ARC, a whole host more and, of course, Cheeky Fly Fishing. Prizes range from big things like rods and reels to smaller items like boxes of flies and apparel.
Tarpon over permit? Trout over smallmouth bass? Entrants must pay a $5 charitable-donation fee to fill out their bracket and make their picks. Winners of each matchup will determined by user votes, about which Cheeky notes, "Maybe it's the fish you would target if you only had one day left on the water ... maybe it's the best fight you've ever had on the fly ... whatever the reason for your vote, cast it wisely."
The deadline to enter is Wednesday, March 18. So, if you're a bracket and fishing junky that's interested in helping two great organizations in the fishing community, head to Cheeky Fly Fishing for more information.