Author Archives: Tom Sadler

Asking for Action on Climate Change

“we respectfully urge you to take a comprehensive approach with an immediate and robust effort to conserve, reconnect, and restore the lands and waters that Americans rely on for fishing, hunting, and outdoor recreation. With our organizations’ dedication to enhancing the resiliency of fish and wildlife populations, we can work together to secure a better future for the next generation of hunters, anglers, and all of our citizens.” Continue reading

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Support for Making Public Lands Public Access Act

Access = opportunity = economic activity Continue reading

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Statement of Support for Sally Jewell Nomination

Statement from Benjamin Bulis, president, American Fly Fishing Trade Association: “We applaud the nomination of outdoor recreation industry leader, Sally Jewell, for Secretary of the Department of the Interior. She is an excellent choice who understands the critical formula of … Continue reading

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Government Affairs and Alliances Update

The following update was presented and discussed at the AFFTA Board at the meeting in Somerset, NJ on January 24th. Government Affairs and Alliances Committee Report AFFTA’s policy decisions and our engagement on policy issues will continue to be based … Continue reading

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AFFTA Opposes Prohibition of Catch and Release Fishing on the Kanektok and Arolik Rivers.

This week AFFTA sent the following letter to the Alaska Board of Fisheries expressing  strong opposition to proposal 113, which would prohibit catch and release fishing on the Kanektok and Arolik Rivers. Members of the Board of Fisheries, The American Fly … Continue reading

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The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012

This week, AFFTA joined 28 other sportsmen’s, conservation and industry groups on a letter to Senator Jon Tester urging the U.S. Senate to pass the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012, S. 3525. Here is the letter to the Senator Tester: * … Continue reading

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Protecting the Clean Water Act

One of AFFTA’s priority policy issues is protecting and enhancing the Clean Water Act. We recently joined with the Izaak Walton League of America, National Wildlife Federation, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Trout Unlimited on a letter to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Government Affairs and Alliances Update

AFFTA, through its Government Affairs & Alliances Committee, advocates on behalf of its members, keeping watch on legislation, regulations and policies that significantly affect our members’ business and the sport of fly-fishing itself. The following report on government affairs activity … Continue reading

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Scientific Angler’s Jeff Wieringa

The house blog for Fish West, Pisciphila, did a great interview with AFFTA board member and SA “mad-scientist” Jeff Wieringa. Here is an excerpt: FW: Can you confirm or deny any rumors that 3M might be involved in time travel?  JW: We … Continue reading

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AFFTA continues to express concerns about proposed federal conservation cuts

Media release and details of budget cuts and policy riders below: Release March 30, 2011 Contact: Jodi Stemler (703) 915‐1386 or jodi@stemlerconsulting.com Barrett Kaiser (406) 670‐0541 Hunters and Anglers Fear Cuts to Conservation Programs Will Threaten Recreation Opportunities Sportsmen Groups … Continue reading

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