Over the next few weeks we’re going to be highlighting members of our Board of Directors who are seeking re-election, or will be continuing their current term after the 2018 election this October 12th. If you are a current AFFTA member and want to join other industry leaders in shaping the future of fly fishing for generations to come, consider running for the AFFTA Board. Submit your bio before Friday, September 21st. All details can be found here.
Jeff Patterson is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Montrose, Colorado-based Abel and Ross Reels as well as Executive VP of Abel. A lifelong fisherman, Jeff joined Abel Reels in 1992 as a customer service representative, and over the years graduated through several roles in the company until appointed to his current position. After Abel parent company Mayfly Outdoors acquired Ross Reels in 2014, he was asked to utilize his experience in the fly fishing industry to help lead the multi-brand sales team they are now.
Jeff moved to Montrose with his wife Debbie, their two teenage sons, and two crazy dogs in 2016 as Abel relocated their California machine shop to a much fishier place at the longtime factory home of Ross Reels. He loves his new trouty surroundings on the Western Slope of the Rockies, but saltwater fly fishing adventures are still his true passion.
Jeff is seeking re-election to the AFFTA board this year so he can continue pursuing his long-term goal of being on a well-rounded team that helps lead the direction and continued success of the fly fishing industry.