Industry manufacturers are the cornerstone of AFFTA membership, long-time champions of the industry trade association and consistent supporters of AFFTA and IFTD. We are pleased to offer tools, services and advocacy brawn to assist manufacturers in moving the industry and business of fly fishing forward.
For a full list of member benefits and details, please click here. Below are a listing of some highlights of interest to manufacturers.
The International Fly Tackle Dealer Show is the largest fly fishing trade show in the world, and the co-location with ICAST only amplifies IFTD’s reach to media, manufacturers, retailers and industry networking opportunities. IFTD is a one-stop-shop for manufacturers to visit with retailers and view new products, conduct business meetings, conceptualize marketing plans and opportunities and to make connections with industry media. IFTD also hosts the annual New Product Showcase, Iron Fly competition and Pond Hog casting competition. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather and network with YOUR industry.
UPS & Staples Discounts
With the collective power of all AFFTA members, AFFTA is able to secure deep discounts with both UPS and Staples to assist in lowering the bottom line of our members’ costs to do business.
Fly Fishing Industry Credit Exchange
This financing tool assists manufacturers in sharing credit information amongst AFFTA members to better plan for their businesses and serve their customers. Information regarding credit holds, late payments, bankruptcies and other credit-related issues is shared among members.
AFFTA Fisheries Fund
The AFFTA Fisheries Fund was created as a funding arm for fisheries conservation and education efforts. This targeted giving program is aimed at preserving habitat, wildlife and access to our healthy fisheries, and also growing new anglers. Grant applications are collected quarterly and awarded throughout the year. Members are also encouraged to make tax deductible donations to the Fisheries Fund.
Advocacy & Government Affairs
Without access to healthy fisheries, manufacturers would not be able to continue to business. One of AFFTA’s biggest industry efforts is speaking out on behalf of anglers at the federal, state and local level on issues important to the growth of our business. From conservation issues such as the Clean Water Act to access issues such as the Utah Stream Access Coalition, AFFTA works with our seasoned Government Affairs staff, board and lobbyists to ensure the fly fishing industry continues to move forward in the years to come.
AFFTA On The Fly
AFFTA’s quarterly newsletter offers engagement opportunities with our membership, and acts as a conduit for vital industry news and updates. All AFFTA members are added to our subscription list, and consistently in the loop regarding industry changes and updates.