HISTORY:

2019 marks the 55th Annual Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction (QVSA). The QVSA started as a community dinner in 1964 and in 1968 sort of by accident the local radio station got into the act and brought in $2400 over the air! Thus transforming the auction into a live/radio broadcast auction, which now encompasses two full days (March 16-17, 2019).


This is the second year that the Olympic Peninsula Guides’ Association OPGA) is broadening the QVSA’s reach with an online auction held before the live event! All the money raised goes to Forks High School Graduates. Grants are given for any area of further education, business school, trade school, beauty school or college right after graduation or anytime in their future! Over $1.8 million has been granted in scholarships! Last year’s fundraiser brought in over $141,000! 


The 2019 OPGA Auction for the QVSA will begin on facebook (
www.facebook.com/groups/QVSAOnlineAuction/) on March 1 and will close on March 10 around 6 p.m. Join the group early so you are ready to bid! 
​​Thanks in advance for all your support!

Guided Forks Fishing Trip.

Donated by Mike Zavadlov with Mike Z Guide Service.

4-person Summer Run Steelhead trip on the Cowlitz River.

Donated by Dave Mallahan with Go Fishing with Dave.

Fenwick HMX Rod. 10'6" length 10-20 lb weight.

​Donated by Jason Ray with Forks Fishing Guide.

If you just want to donate cold hard cash to the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction visit the direct paypal link here: http://qvsa.org/. Every little bit counts.


1 OPST Green Lazar Running Line (40lb).

Donated by Ben Paull at OPST.

Fly Mailbox.

Donated by Bob Kratzer with Anglers Guide Service.

2-4 person Skagit River Salmon Fishing Trip (September-December). 

​Donated by Danny Stonedahl with River Chrome Guide Service.

1 OPST 425 grain Commando Skagit Head.

Donated by Ben Paull at OPST.

Guided Fishing Trip Departing from Bainbridge for Winter Blackmouth (Dec-Mar) or Summer/Fall Coho (end of Aug-Sept) up to 3-anglers.

​Donated by Matt McCulloch with Tyee Charters.

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24" x 36" Sol Duc Sunrise Canvas print. 

Photographed and donated by Mike Zavadlov with Mike Z Guide Service.

​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

Guided trip on the OP for 2 anglers. Donated by Greg Springer with Springer's Sport Fishing.

Miniature Clackacraft Drift Boat with 3 Clackacraft Sweatshirts & 2 Hats.

​Donated by Clackacraft.

Please read the following eight auction rules before bidding: 
1) If you would like to bid you need to "join group" on facebook (
https://www.facebook.com/groups/QVSAOnlineAuction/). There may be a slight delay in getting you accepted to the group. So join early so you are ready to bid!
2) All proceeds go to the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction (QVSA).
3) Auction will run until March 10 and will close at 6 p.m. (except where noted below)
4) Although Auction closes at 6 p.m., in an effort to encourage more bids (and thus more money for the students) if a donation comes in within 5 minutes of the auction closing it will stay open until their are no new bids in a 5 minute period until it is marked "CLOSED". 
5) Please write the amount you would like to bid in the comments below the item. Keep bids to whole dollars.
6) If local (Forks, WA) pick up cannot be arranged, you agree to pay for the cost of shipping of any items you purchase. 
7) You will have 24 hours after we send you an invoice to make your payment or we move to the next highest bidder. 
8) Payments must be made through paypal. 

Box of Plugs.

Donated by Justin Tenzler with Olympic Peninsula Outfitters.

1 day Guided Fly Fishing Trip for 2 on the OP. Fly fish, spey fish or gear fish for winter steelhead, spring chinook, summer salmon and steelhead, or fall salmon and trout fishing. 

Donated by Jim Kerr with Raincoast Guides

4-Angler Jet Boat Trip on July 31, 2019 for Summer Steelhead on the Cowlitz River.

Donated by Bill Meyer with Bill Meyer Fishing.   

​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

Rainshadow. 8-17 9'6" float rod.

Donated by GotYour 6.

2-day Stay a the Wild Doc Vacation Rental in Forks for up to 8 Guests (May-October 2019). 

Donated by Jeff Brazda with Brazda's Fly Fishing.

Medium "Grey Drake" T-shirt and Can Coozie. 

2 Cannon Downriggers. 

Donated by John Rand with Coast River Guide Service.

Flies & Umpqua Fly Box with Nippers. 

​Box & Nippers donated by Umpqua. Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

Pfleuger President XT Spinning Reel.

​Donated by Caleb Garrett. 

Small "Grey Drake" T-shirt and Can Coozie. 

​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

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Swing only trip for steelhead for up to 2 anglers (February-April, 2020).

​Donated by Mark Shamburg with Confluence Guide Service


20 Liter Umpqua Tongass Dry Bag. ​

​Donated by Umpqua.

Forks Guided Trip.

​Donated by Parker Browning.

4-Angler Trip for Summer Steelhead on the Cowlitz. 

​Donated by Bob Kratzer with Anglers Guide Service.

1 person trip for Fall Salmon in Forks.

​Donated by Nick Tucker with Nick T's Guide Service.


Bamboo flyrod and spinning rod combo flyrod with metal tube. 

Donated by Jack Iotte.

Custom 13'6" 9 wt made by Clay's Custom Rods in Poulsbo, WA. All titanium guides and top shelf components.

Donated by Gary Grahn with Olympic Anglers.

23" x 29" Vintage Fly Gear Photo. Donated by Loren Morris with Fish Tale Guide Service.

Forks Guided Trip for Spring or Fall Salmon or Winter Steelhead.​

Donated by Bob Ball with Piscatorial Pursuits.

The Fly Shop 9' - 5 wt with Redington Reel and Line.

​Donated by Aaron O'Leary with Angler's Obsession.

If you don't have facebook but would like to partake in the bidding, please email info@OlympicGuidesAssociation.com

Echo Ion XL 790-4 9'0" #7 Line.

​Donated by Mike Donley with Lost Forest Fishing

Gary Anderson Custom Rod 1397-4 STH. 13'9" 7wt spey with two tips. 

​Donated by Trevor Covich. 


​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

Forks Guided Trip for One-Angler for Salmon (October-November 2019). 

Donated by Caylen Phegley with River Journey Guide Service.  

3 OPST 168 grain Commando Tips.

Donated by Ben Paull at OPST.

​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

Salmon Pin by Greg Horner.

​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

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Fall Salmon Fly Fishing Trip in Forks (September-November 2019). 

​Donated by Terry Stevenson with Anadromy Fly Fishing.


Sage 8130 X Spey, Sage "Spey" reel 7/8/9, Skagit Max 550 gr and Sage Hat.

​Donated by Sage.

Brand new 9' 9wt 4 piece Redington Path with case. Medium-fast action for all anglers. Great for Steelhead, Salmon, bucktailing for Coho, Pike, Bonefish & Bass. Lifetime Warranty. 

Donated by Chris Senyohl with Intrepid Anglers.


Custom tied bottom fish Rainshadow rod with 8 triple footed guides plus tip.

​Donated by Nick Hendrickson with Olympic Peninsula Guide Service.  

​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

12" x 15" fly watercolor by Rich Urdahl. 

​Donated by Keith Allison with Chrome Chasers Fly Fishing.

One Day Guided Forks Fishing Trip. 

​Donated by Ryan Celusta with Ryan's Guide Service.

One full day guided fishing and one night at the Stonefly Inn in Twin Bridges, MT. 

Donated by "Rooster Leavens" with Stonefly Outfitters

​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

2-day Guided Fishing Trip on the Land of the Giants - Missouri River, MT. Dates in May or October to be arranged with guide. Donated by Nate McDonough with the Nomadic Angler

​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

Scott A4 4 piece 9’6” 8wt single hand fly rod. 

Donated by Ryan Bullock with Raincoast Guides.

Forks Guided Fly Fishing Trip for 2 For Steelhead in 2020 includes hot stream side lunch...all gear and flies.

Donated by J. Michelle Swope with Oly Women on the Fly

Flies & Umpqua Fly Box with Nippers. 

​Box & Nippers donated by Umpqua. Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

Echo 11'9" 4 wt. 

​Donated by Trevor Covich. 


1 day Guided Fly Fishing Trip for 2 on the OP. Fly fish, spey fish or gear fish for winter steelhead, spring chinook, summer salmon and steelhead, or fall salmon and trout fishing. 

Donated by Jim Kerr with Raincoast Guides

​Flies generously donated by various NW Fly Tyers that wanted to contribute to the QVSA.

Forks Outfitters Gift Card. Good for 2-dozen donuts. 

​Donated by Dan Trickey with Trickey's Guide Service

Fall Forks Salmon Guided Trip.

Donated by Carl Windle with Windle's Guide Service.


Missoula, MT Guided Drift Boat Fishing Trip for 2 (July 27 or 29 or August 10 or 11) on the Clark Fork, Bitterroot, or Blackfoot river.

Donated by Andy Simon.

Bottomfish trip for Four Anglers (April-September).

Donated by Randy Lato with All Ways Fishing