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Conservation
Wednesday, February 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fisheries Fund awards first grants of 2020 »
2020 seems to be fast out of the gate for our industry. And, given the current direct attacks on our clean water and publi...
Friday, January 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFFTA applauds bipartisan effort to protect Boundary Waters »
Fly fishing industry and angling community urged to voice their support of the protections. Legislation was recently i...
Thursday, September 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFFTA & Costa commit to #kickplastic and reduce energy waste at IFTD »
On average every American throws away 270 pounds of plastic each year, contributing to the approximately 8.8 million tons...
Thursday, August 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFFTA supports Virginia’s emergency action on striped bass »
AFFTA applauds Virginia Marine Resources Commission emergency action for striped bass, urges ASMFC to take action On...
Saturday, August 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
D4BB News: Retailers didn’t just answer the call – they showed up in full force. »
It’s one thing to get a handful of folks to say “sure, I could do something to help.” It’s a whole different animal when&n...

Member News
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
RepYourWater releases 2018 sustainability report »
RepYourWater  just recently released their 2018 sustainability report, created in partnership with sustainability an...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New member intro: Eleven Angling »
Over the last few years, we’re pleased to report that AFFTA membership has been steadily growing. 2018 especially, it seem...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trouts steps up with Fish the Furlough »
The good folks at  Trouts Fly Fishing  in Denver are stepping up to help ease a bit of the strain on government...
Monday, October 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New report: Outdoor rec activities on public lands worth $3 billion to western state’s economies »
Recent study shows hunting, fishing, wildlife-viewing activity on BLM land contributes billions of dollars, supports thous...
Monday, September 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two Questions with our Board: Tag Kleiner »
Over the last few weeks we’ve been highlighting members of our Board of Directors who are seeking re-election, or will be...

IFTD
Friday, August 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Steven Rinella to be featured speaker at IFTD Industry Breakfast »
AFFTA is excited to announce that  Steven Rinella , noted conservationist, sportsman and host of the popular MeatEate...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IFTD-Ready: Jin Choi From St. Peter’s Fly Shop »
Over 150 exhibitors will be gathered this October 16-18 at IFTD in Denver. Their primary reason for attending? Getting fac...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IFTD-ready: 6 tips from Umpqua to prep for the show »
With floor space for IFTD 2019 selling out in record time, you can be sure that attendee numbers are going to be the best...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IFTD-ready: Guide’s POV on getting the most out of the show »
The International Fly Tackle Dealer show is returning home to Denver this October 16-18. With over 150 exhibitors filling...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
IFTD-ready: Media best-practices on prepping for the show »
The International Fly Tackle Dealer show is returning to Denver this October 16-18 and it’s going to be the single largest...

Education
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Calling all retailers: Exclusive 2018 Dealer Summit at TroutHunter »
If you’re within roadtrip distance of Island Park (or even a short flight), and you’re looking to strengthen your (or your...

Fisheries Fund
Tuesday, December 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get your bid in: The Fisheries Fund Artist Auction is live! »
.row { padding-bottom: 10px; } For the love of the salt The AFFTA Fisheries Fund was established i...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Double Haul for Dorian Relief auction is now live! »
img { width: 100%; } BID ON GUIDED TRIPS, GEAR, ARTWORK AND MORE AND HELP RAISE MUCH-NEEDED FUNDS FOR HUR...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Double Haul for Dorian Relief »
The devastation in the Bahamas is absolutely tragic and will have a profound impact on the islands of Abaco and Grand Baha...
Thursday, September 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get on the stick(s) »
Win a RO drift boat, Sawyer Oars, a Sage rod & reel set-up and a boat-load of SweetWater Guide Beer at IF...
Friday, May 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Fisheries Fund grantees announced »
Fisheries Fund awards over $10,000 to projects representing four different regions across the country....

AFFTA News
Friday, September 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 AFFTA BOD Election: Meet the Candidates »
The 2019 election season is here and with it comes another strong group of industry professionals who have chosen to throw...
Thursday, July 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFFTA eclipses the 1,000-member mark »
Research over the last handful of years has shown that the number of participants in fly fishing has been growing at a ste...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Jesse Haller joins AFFTA Board »
To open our January Board meeting in Denver, Colorado, earlier this month, the AFFTA Board unanimously approved Jesse Hall...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFFTA Board of Directors election & Executive Committee results »
With an unprecedented ballot of 15 candidates vying for open seats, AFFTA is pleased to announce the election results for...
Thursday, August 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcement: AFFTA Board of Directors nominations now open »
Let your voice be heard! Board positions open to all AFFTA members The American Fly Fishing Trade Associa...

Government Affairs
Friday, May 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFFTA statement on increased tariffs on goods from China »
Tariffs add excessive burden to the fly fishing industry Increase will undermine $1 billion industry, hand cost to 10...
Monday, February 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate Passes Vital Lands Package - S. 47 »
AFFTA applauds Senate leadership for passage of Lands Bill With the Senate overwhelmingly approving S.47, the Natural...
Friday, July 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFFTA Statement on HR 200 Passage »
AFFTA President Ben Bulis issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 200, the “Strengthening Fishing Com...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Improvements made to “Modern Fish Act” »
Bozeman, MT – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today reported out of committee S. 1520, the “...

Dealer Summit
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dealer Summit Seminar: The Online, Digital & Social Experience »
Continuing on with our Summit seminar features, and the theme of “Deep in the Heart & Minds of Business” we’re excited...
Monday, February 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dealer Summit Seminar: The Mind of the Consumer »
This year’s Dealer Summit in Austin, TX has a solid line-up of some of the best retail marketing and strategy minds in the...
Thursday, January 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2019 Dealer Summit: bigger & brighter than ever »
For specialty retailers, by specialty retail experts. It doesn’t matter if you run a one-person shop or have a...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AFFTA Dealer Summit: Deep in the Heart & Minds of Business »
We’re excited to announce the return of our popular specialty retail business development event, the Dealer Summit. March...

Press Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award Results Announced »
The John D. Voelker Foundation and the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF) recently announced the winner of the 2019 Rob...

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