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Jim Bartschi is the President and rod designer for the Scott Fly Rod Company in Montrose, Colorado. Jim has spent his entire career in the fly fishing industry, with over 25 years at Scott Fly Rods.
Bartschi is a life-long angler with a passion for any species that will eat a fly and he’s just as comfortable pulling the oars or poling a skiff as he is on the bow. He’s grateful for the deep connections he has forged through fly fishing with people and places around the globe.
Jim served over two terms as a Director of AFFTA and was one of the the ExCom team members that developed AFFTA’s current mission and first strategic plan.
Bartschi is intimately familiar with AFFTA’s mission and history, and he’s committed to advancing AFFTA into an even more effective trade association for its members and the fly fishing industry.