Temple Fork Outfitters Gary Loomis’ Signature Series Heroes on the Water Rods, through the combined efforts of Cory Routh, Dean Thomas, Fil Spencer and Gary Loomis, were designed specifically to benefit ‘Heroes on the Water’. HOW rods are metallic blue with matching wraps and red tipping. The HOW logo is prominently displayed on the middle of the fire engine red split grip. A reduced fighting butt helps navigate the tight quarters and rod holders in your favorite kayak. TFO will make a donation to Heroes on the Water for every HOW rod that is sold through an authorized TFO dealer. Heroes on the Water helps wounded warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors. The primary goal of the program is to assist these injured service members with their physical and mental recovery by introducing them to the therapeutic qualities of fishing from kayaks. The program allows the participants a chance to decompress from the stresses associated with combat and the rigors of rehabilitation. Wounded veterans join the kayak fishing ‘band of brothers’ on guided fishing trips held at various locations around the country.A $7.00 oversize packaging charge applies to this item as it ships in a long heavy duty tube to protect your items. This fee will still apply when discount shipping coupons are used.