Welcome to AFFTA, the sole trade organization for the fly-fishing industry. Our mission is to promote the sustained growth of the fly fishing industry by:

1) Growing demand for fly-fishing products by attracting an ever expanding audience to the sport

2) Promoting better business practices and professional development opportunities for members

3) Providing a clear, loud voice to elected officials and government agencies on issues ranging from the protection and rehabilitation of fly-fishing habitats to tax related issues important to the fly-fishing community

Read more about us here.


Bipartisan Public Lands Bills Pass, Protect Vital Angling Waters

Today, our elected federal officials worked together to ensure that our children and our children’s children have spaces to fish, hunt and camp in some of the most scenic places in Montana.  Senators Tester and Walsh and Representative Daines worked … Continue reading

Two New Board Members Join AFFTA Board of Directors

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) recently said goodbye to two board members, Ian Crabtree of Scott Fly Rods and Bruce Chard, longtime guide in the Florida Keys. The entire AFFTA board and staff thanks them for their years … Continue reading

Fishpond, Inc. Announces New Additions To It’s Sales Team

Denver, Colo. (November 13, 2014) – Fishpond, Inc., creators of high quality fly-fishing and outdoor travel gear and accessories, announces several new additions to its respected sales team. Effective immediately, fishpond welcomes Jamie Lyle and Alex Ramirez covering four western states and Ruben … Continue reading

Umpqua Promotes Brian Schmidt to Fly Manager to Lead Fly Innovation & Quality

Umpqua Promotes Brian Schmidt to Fly Manager to Lead Fly Innovation & Quality LOUISVILLE, CO — Umpqua has announced that Brian Schmidt has taken over the Fly Manager role for recently retired Bruce Olson. In his new role at Umpqua, Brian … Continue reading