The American Fly Fishing Trade Association is the sole trade organization for the fly-fishing industry. Our mission is to promote the sustained growth of the fly fishing industry. To that end, our efforts are focused on achieving three strategic objectives: growing demand for fly-fishing products by attracting an ever expanding audience to the sport, promoting better business practices and professional development opportunities for members, and providing a clear, loud voice to elected officials and government agencies on issues ranging from the protection and rehabilitation of fly-fishing habitats to tax related issues important to the fly-fishing community.The Fisheries Fund was established with revenue derived from the International Fly Tackle Dealer show to support fisheries conservation and education efforts. The Fisheries Fund will soon receive non-profit status, at which point the general public will be invited and encouraged to donate to the AFFTA Fisheries Fund to further the Fund’s capabilities to support important work which will preserve and protect our fisheries and grow fly fishing anglers.
AAFTA Fisheries Fund: The Freshwater Trust was award funds to support their work restoring steelhead and salmon habitat in the Big Sandy River Basin of Oregon.
AAFTA Fisheries Fund: National Trout Unlimited 5 Rivers Program was also gifted to support their important work engaging college –aged youth in fly fishing.
AAFTA Fisheries Fund: The Utah Stream Access Coalition was supported in their tireless work for public access on their waterways.