June 27, 2016

2014 AFFTA Executive Committee


From AFFTA News October 24, 2013 Bozeman, MT- The Board of Directors for the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), recently elected four directors to serve as the Executive Committee for the next calendar year. The Executive Committee is responsible for overseeing the business and affairs of AFFTA and to ensure the mission and goals […]

AFFTA Elects 2014 Board of Directors

From AFFTA News Bozeman, Montana 9/16/13- Eight members of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) were elected or re-elected recently by the membership. The newly elected Board of Directors will begin their three-year terms starting October 18, 2013. Dustin Carlson, Grizzly Hackle Holdings, LLC Bruce Chard, Florida Keys Fly Fishing Guide Riley Cotter, Umpqua […]

OWAA taps Sadler as executive director


MISSOULA, Mont. — The Outdoor Writers Association of America announces the hiring of Tom Sadler as the organization’s executive director. Sadler is a lifelong outdoorsman and has worked for years in both the conservation and outdoor recreation arenas. A former U.S. Navy Reserve officer and an avid angler and hunter, he lives in Verona, Va., in the […]

Outdoor Writers Association of America: Outdoor Bloggers Welcome


by Chris Hunt As outdoor bloggers, our efforts aren’t always taken seriously. The Outdoor Blogger Network and its creators, Rebecca Garlock and Joe Wolf, have done much to legitimize the work we do, and many of us have them to thank for some of the rewards our blogging earned us over the OBN’s two short […]

AFFTA Announces Liability Insurance Program For Guides and Outfitters


Group Commercial Liability Insurance for Guides and Outfitters 1/2/13-Bozeman, Mont. The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) is excited to announce a major new member benefit for fly fishing outfitters and guides, as well as retailers that offer in-house guiding and outfitting. Beginning this month, AFFTA members in all 50 states who make a living […]

Fly Fishing Industry Challenge Presented by the National Fishing in Schools Program


“Uniting industry leaders and specialty retailers with state and federal wildlife agencies in support of an in-school, accredited angling education program designed to inspire and empower our youth – and genuinely promote the sport of fly fishing.” The National Fishing in Schools Program (NFSP) has developed tremendous momentum in 2012. A just-announced partnership with the American Fly […]

The World’s Largest Sportfishing Trade Show Just Got Bigger


ASA and AFFTA partner to co-locate ICAST and IFTD in Las Vegas in 2013 Alexandria, VA and Westminster, CO – September 14, 2012 -Today, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) announced a partnership in which they would co-locate their trade shows in one venue in 2013. Both the International […]

AFFTA releases Government Affairs Update at IFTD


MEDIA CONTACT: Ben Bulis American Fly Fishing Trade Association Phone 406.580.6887 Ben@AFFTA.com AFFTA Government Affairs Update Bozeman, Mont. - The American Fly Fishing Trade Association released its latest update from its Government Affairs & Alliances Committee last week at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Reno, NV. AFFTA advocates on behalf of its members, keeping watch on legislation, […]

AFFTA to Hold Annual Membership Meeting


The American Fly Fishing Trade Association will hold its annual membership meeting Friday, August 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in Meeting Room A-2 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. All current members are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.

AFFTA Announces an Education Partnership


The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) is proud to announce a formal partnership with the National Fishing in Schools Program (NFSP) in a cooperative effort to target and reach the next generation of fly fishers. AFFTA has initially committed to provide matching grant funds for a minimum of ten (10) schools as its first […]