$24,000 raised in the 2014 Redbone Island Walk
Making Great Strides for the treatment and cure of Cystic Fibrosis!
Welcome to the Redbone - We are dedicated to bringing together a unique group of sportsmen and women who respect the outdoors and relish every opportunity to connect with it. Athletes and anglers, guides and celebrities, all come to fish. And by fishing, they contribute much more than their time. We are a non-profit (501c) company that raises money "To Catch The Cure" to benefit cystic fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. These thick secretions also obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down and absorb food. The mucus also can block the bile duct in the liver, eventually causing permanent liver damage in approximately six percent of people with CF.
We offer a series of catch and release charity fishing
tournaments throughout the year. The Robert James Sales, Redbone Trilogy in the Florida Keys includes; the S.L.A.M. In Key West in September, the Baybone in Key Largo, in October, and the grandaddy tournament Redbone, in Islamorada, in November celebrating itís 26th year.
In addition we offer many Redbone at Large tournaments throughout
the United States and the Bahamas. Visit
our tournaments area for schedules of tournaments
and events offered by Redbone.
Redbone has a journal called the Redbone
Journal. The Redbone Journal is focused on
the wonders of our natural environment. In our
South Florida setting, the bountiful surroundings
have granted silvery fish, jeweled waters, and
flowered palm frond beauty that draws anglers from
around the world. Attention is given to issues
that may benefit or detract from the preservation
of these life-giving riches.