For those of you close to me, you know of my obsession with fly fishing. Despite the hobby's significant dent into my resources of time and money, it has personally been beneficial to me for a variety of reasons. Now, I am signed up to participate in the Midwest's "Flyathlon"- a competition based on fishing, running, and beer (sounds like an event made for me specifically doesn't it??). The main purpose of the event is to raise money and awareness for our beautiful geographical anomaly known as the driftless and for those of you who don't know, the driftless is that beautiful countryside of rolling hills and deep valleys along Western WI, Souteastern MN, Northeast Iowa, and even a sliver of Northwest Illinois. Proceeds go to Running Rivers and Trout Unlimited to preserve the local streams produced by the driftless. Any donation is greatly appreciated to help make this a great event, and more importantly to save awesome streams that all should fish.