It’s been an exceedingly busy run-up to IFTD for the AFFTA staff and Board – but here we are, a mere 11 days away from our biggest show ever opening it’s doors in Denver. We’re ready and excited to see all our friends and colleagues.
Over the last few weeks AFFTA staff and a former Board member/current Government Affairs Committee Chair have been fortunate to be invited on several podcasts. We were able to discuss topics ranging from Day for Bristol Bay, the Clean Water Rule and marine fisheries policy to our single-use plastic-free commitment at IFTD, the growth of our association and community and more. In case you might’ve missed them, we thought we’d share some links so you can check them out. See you in Denver!
An Evening with Ben Bulis of AFFTA on The Articulate Fly
Join us for our conversation with Ben Bulis, President of AFFTA. We cover it all from his passion for saltwater fishing, to AFFTA’s industry outreach to everything you need to know for IFTD 2019.
Tom Sadler catches up with Dave Stewart on Wet Fly Swing
Tom Sadler digs into the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) and the International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) Show plus his interesting background in fly fishing and conservation. AFFTA represents guides, outfitters, retailers, reps and more. We talk about how AFFTA can help small fly fishing companies and a good way to think about building a successful company.
AFFTA staff – Ben Bulis, Matt Smythe & Regan Nelson – check in with The Sustainable Angler
In this episode of The Sustainable Angler podcast, I interview American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) CEO Ben Bulis, Communications & Membership Director Matt Smythe and Conservation Director Regan Nelson. We discuss everything from the history of AFFTA, to important conservation initiatives like: Pebble Mine, Magnuson Stevens reauthorization, the Clean Water Rule and how AFFTA has formed a Kick Plastic Coalition in partnership with Costa Sunglasses to make the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show (IFTD) a single-use plastic free trade show!
Matt Smythe talks AFFTA, IFTD and D4BB with The Fly Fishing Insider
In this Episode we speak with Matt Smythe, Communications and Membership Director of AFFTA. Matt talks about what AFFTA is in the fly fishing world and why it is important to all of us fly fishers. He shares what the many many many shared focuses are that AFFTA has with its different members. We learn the reason why Colorado was chosen for the IFTD and all that goes into this show to make sure its a success for everyone. And we also cover A Day for Bristol Bay and its stand against Pebble Mine.