AFFTA insurance provider, the Bissell Agency, recently announced 34% savings on boat and equipment coverage for AFFTA members who participate in our guide/outfitters/retailer insurance program! This is significant savings that you don’t want to miss.
March 17, 2015 (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) –Redington, a leading fly fishing manufacturer of rods, reels, waders, apparel, and accessories, today released its first ever video series entitled Find Your Water in an effort to engage and energize its consumers in a lasting and meaningful way. A six-part series, Find Your Water presents the idea that fish are found nearly anywhere and thrive under a wide variety of circumstances – underscoring to anglers and outdoor enthusiasts alike just how accessible fly fishing can be.
In the series viewers can explore Redington’s backyard in the Olympic Peninsula or head to Jackson Hole to discover how to balance life as a ski and fly fishing bum. From there Redington will juxtapose urban angling in Phoenix with the serenity of a backcountry solo fishing experience in New Mexico; take viewers through a Florida saltwater adventure via a kayak, and wrap things up with a great day chasing pike and trout in Calgary.
“Many anglers are doing just about anything in their power to find places to throw a fly, so we decided to celebrate that with this video series,” says Redington brand manager Josh Prestin. “Fly fishing brings a different experience to everyone each outing, so we encourage our consumers to not only chase that fish of a lifetime but to get out there and explore their local areas to find their water.“
Watch the trailer here and find the videos on Redington’s site launching on the following days:
Trailer – March 17
Olympic Peninsula – March 31
Jackson Hole – April 14
Phoenix – April 28
New Mexico – May 12
Florida – May 26
Calgary – June 9
Committed to furthering the sport of fly fishing, Redington focuses on making quality performance gear that excites its customers and advances the sport.
Founded in 1992, Redington brings innovative and quality performance products to the market. Our products are inspired by our consumer’s needs, influences, and adventures. Whether experienced or a beginner fly fisher, we offer the products you need to excel on the water. Connect with us at www.redington.com, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
The Native Fish Society announced today that Erica Stock has been selected to serve as the organization’s new Executive Director. Founded in 1995, the Native Fish Society advocates for wild, native fish species and the waters that support both people and fish.
“Erica’s passion for wild, native fish, understanding of the science that guides our efforts, and experience growing grassroots networks, will be a huge asset to Native Fish Society. We are very excited as the organization enters a new phase of effective wild fish advocacy under Erica’s direction,” said Rob Elam, NFS Board Chair.
Ms. Stock brings over a decade of experience in the nonprofit and public sectors as a conservation strategist, fundraiser, and grassroots organizer among angling communities. She has held senior positions at Colorado Trout Unlimited, American Rivers, Western Native Trout Initiative, and initially began her career in fisheries conservation at the Wild Salmon Center.
“My life’s passion and focus has been to enable people at the most local level to become effective stewards of their homewaters. Through its River Steward Program, Native Fish Society has created the most effective network of local grassroots volunteers in support of wild, native fish conservation across the Pacific Northwest. I’m incredibly humbled to join such a talented team that’s dedicated to empowering communities and has a long track record of achieving real results for salmon and steelhead.”
For nearly two decades, the Native Fish Society has led major efforts to restore self-sustaining population of wild, native fish in rivers and streams across the Pacific Northwest. With 700 supporting members, its unique network of scientists, concerned citizens and locally-based, volunteer River Stewards, the Native Fish Society works to ensure that sound science informs policy and inspires on-the-ground change to ensure that wild steelhead and salmon are safeguarded in more than 80 rivers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and northern California.
Ms. Stock will focus her efforts on strategically increasing the capacity of the Native Fish Society so that it can addresses the growing needs of wild, native fish and the grassroots advocates fighting on their behalf.
Work in your passion!
Angler’s Covey is hiring full and part-time positions.
For more than 30 years Angler’s Covey has delivered quality services, products and expertise that enhance the experience of the fly fishing angler. Our goals are to provide the best value possible to our customers and to promote and grow fly fishing in our community. We want to invite people into the adventure of fly fishing and serve them in their journey. This philosophy has helped us grow to one of the largest fly shops in the world.
This growth has created a need to hire a few key members to help deliver a positive, rewarding guest experience that extends beyond the visit to the store or our website.
If interested or if you know of someone interested, please forward this information.
Details are found at www.anglerscovey.com/jobs
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association board has voted on location and dates for the second annual Dealer Summit, an immensely successful educational and networking event aimed at supporting fly fishing retailers nationwide. The 2015 AFFTA Dealer Summit will be held in Bozeman, Montana on October 12-15, 2015.
The Dealer Summit will be held in downtown Bozeman with accommodations offered at The Element by Westin. The Element is a brand new facility slated to open in July of 2015. Both the hotel and the meeting space will be within walking distance to Bozeman’s lively nightlife including a myriad of restaurants, bars and shops. Additionally, angling opportunities abound at the nearby famed fisheries of the Gallatin, Madison and Yellowstone rivers.
The AFFTA Dealer Summit is a retailer event geared to moving their business, and the sport and industry of fly fishing, forward. Seminar speakers, networking and roundtable discussions are the cornerstones of the Dealer Summit, as well as engagement with the manufacturers and organizations that sponsor the event. A sampling of seminar topics from 2014 included inventory management, employee retention, marketing and social media strategies, conservation issues and much more.
Tucker Ladd, chairman of the AFFTA board and owner of Trout’s Fly Fishing in Denver remarked, “As an organization, AFFTA is delighted to continue the Dealer Summit for a second year and offer this great business benefit to our retailers. After the 2014 Dealer Summit I returned to the shop and implemented much of what I learned immediately. It was an invaluable experience and I’m excited for what 2015 will bring!”
Registration, hotel information and seminar speakers/topics will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information please call 406.522.1556 or email email@example.com.