Current Member Benefits
AFFTA On The Fly – AFFTA’s authoritative and up-to-date newsletter is the foremost source of news and information for the fly-fishing industry. AFFTA members can submit information for inclusion in the newsletter free-of-charge. Such information can include new products, new hires/promotions, job announcement, legislation that affects the industry, fly-fishing events, conservation Issues/successes/challenges, and industry trends. Send newsworthy information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide and Outfitter Liability Insurance — AFFTA members in all 50 states who make a living guiding and outfitting clients will now have the opportunity to purchase commercial liability insurance as a group at a special industry discounted rate. Through this new AFFTA program, the annual premium for an independent guide is only $400.00. This comprehensive policy will include $2 million in aggregate coverage with $1 million of coverage per occurrence. Outfitters who employ guides will be able to pay the $400 annually for their own coverage, and can then add their guides to the policy for only $175 each (with the same amounts of coverage). For more information please call Art or Aurelia at The Bissell Insurance Agency, or email email@example.com.
Retailer and Sales Rep Insurance Program — The AFFTA insurance program for retailers has been very successful in saving many of our clients 20-30% or more over their previous insurer. With multiple carriers available, the program provides insurance coverage for general liability, business personal property, rentals, commercial auto’s and umbrella coverage. Some of our most recent clients include fly shops and fishing lodges and light manufacturing.
The Sales Rep Program provides $45,000 in business personal property for dealers samples, inventory and business personal property. Liability is also included for $1,000,000 per occurrence with a $2,000,000 aggregate. Cost for this program is a very competitive $500 annually.
Recycled Paper Fly Boxes — Choose from three different sizes to best suit your shop’s needs: 2″x2″x2″ (dry flies and nymphs), 3″x3″x2″ (bigger dry flies and nymphs, bass bugs, and smaller saltwater flies), and 6″x3″x2″ (big stuff like tarpon and billfish flies, plus a few leader packs and spools of tippet).
It’s estimated the fly-fishing industry adds about 3.5 million plastic containers annually to the environment from retail fly sales alone! These boxes will save retailers some serious money and eliminate a large amount of useless waste. Order now!
Gravity Payments – Credit Card Processing — We’ve teamed up with Gravity Payments to help make your credit card processing even easier. The best part? Gravity donates 10% of these sales to the AFFTA Fisheries Fund! Find out more at www.gravitypayments.com or call Brad Hennessy at 866-701-4700 ex 895.
Exclusive UPS Shipping Program — In conjunction with United Parcel Service, AFFTA provides members access to significant discounts on UPS shipping services. Members get seamless access to UPS’s online shipping portal, which provides the ability to schedule pickups and track packages, order supplies, and create and print shipping labels. Find out more.
- Free delivery on all orders over $50 ($5 fee on any order under $50)
- Discounted business pricing / price matching
- Next business day delivery
Free copy of the Fly Fishing Retail Market Survey — Every three years, AFFTA contracts with Southwick Associates to conduct a survey of the fly fishing retail market in the United States. The fly fishing retail study establishes the size of the fly-fishing industry and provides detailed information on major categories of fly-fishing products.
International Fly Tackle Dealer Show — The largest international gathering of fly fishing manufacturers, retailers, sales reps, media and fly fishing organizations in the world.
- The International Fly Tackle Dealer show is the best time and venue to meet with the industry – the people, products, innovations, emerging trends and the leading brand presentations of the 2018/2019 fly-fishing season.
- See all the latest gear, equipment, waders, fly line, tippet and accessories for the 2018/2019 season.
- Experience proven new ideas to grow your business and increase your customer base through educational sessions.
- Save thousands of dollars by benefiting from show discounts from all of the fly fishing manufacturers.
- Get new ideas and creative ways of growing your business by being at the center of the fly fishing industry –The 2017 International Fly Tackle Dealer show.
Fly Fishing Angler Recruitment at Consumer Shows – AFFTA has collaborated with The Fly Fishing Shows, the largest and most experienced producer of consumer fly fishing shows in the country. The Fly Fishing Shows are dedicated to consumer growth with manufacturers, retailers, guides and outfitters, lodges and resorts, clubs and groups all in attendance. Each show includes a casting pond, for product demos, seminars and teaching, staffed by industry legends, experienced teachers, media personalities, and passionate volunteers.
Free Conference Call Service – Conference call provider InstantConference.com, offers a conference call account FREE-of-CHARGE to individuals and businesses and they provide a toll-free audio conferencing services for a reduced price. Either service includes the ability to connect up to 150 callers, unlimited recording, moderator controls, post-call reports, sub-accounts and more. To establish an account, connect to www.instantconference.com to subscribe.
The Fly Fishing Industry Credit Exchange — An industry credit group designed for those credit department heads, which sell to fly fishing retailers. The group provides a timely and informative exchange of credit information. AFFTA members receive 15% discount off the regular priced annual fee. Find out more.
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