AFFTA Testifies at Clean Water Act Hearing

AFFTA President Ben Bulis traveled to Washington, DC this week to speak out on behalf of our waterways and habitat, as well as our health and vitality as an industry.  The proposed new rulemaking for the Clean Water Act will protect many of our small streams, which are important spawning grounds for fish.  Our industry will not survive without healthy fisheries…and access to them.  AFFTA is proud to speak out on behalf of our industry.

For a complete of AFFTA’s testimony, click here.

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Redington Releases New Video Series: Find Your Water

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

About Redington:

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 FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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Native Fish Society Hires Erica Stock as New Executive Director

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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.

Angler’s Covey is Hiring

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