Donation Site for Rod Maker Sam Drukman

May 31, 2012 By: Erin Block

Fly anglers are known to have a generous spirit and a willingness to help each other out: to catch the big one, to offer a fly, or to simply some encouraging words. And while many of us may never have met Sam Drukman, we have all been affected by his innovation and progressive developments in rod making.

Currently, he is fighting acute leukemia. And after being diagnosed without health insurance, treatment costs are resulting in a second fight for his family to bear as well.

We need to all pull together, urges Jim Bartschi, president of the Scott Fly Rod Company, going on to describe Drukman as “a dear friend and colleague who has contributed immensely to fly rod design and to the positive experiences of fly anglers around the world. He’s a consummate rod artisan, brilliant musician, and devoted father, husband and friend.”

A donation site has been put together by Sam’s brother Max. Please take the time to offer some help to a man who has done so much for our sport. And let’s all pull together for another angler.