American Fly Fishing Trade Association and the Outdoor Industry Association Welcomes Team Fish, Inc.
As part of Team Fish, Inc’s continued efforts to bring the Cast Mate™ System to the forefront of fishing excellence we have joined American Fly Fishing Trade Association and the Outdoor Industry Association,two of the industries leading trade associations. As partners we look forward to employing and providing the very best in manufacturing and retail services. In addition, we will look forward to gathering greater market exposure and penetration to you, the fisherman.
American Fly Fishing Trade Association AKA AFFTA has a mission to promote the sustained growth of the fly fishing industry.
AFFTA is dedicated to growing our member benefits, and expanding what we are already providing to our members and the industry. The International Fly Tackle Dealer Show is operated by AFFTA, the world’s largest fly fishing trade show. Additionally, AFFTA is now holding it’s new Dealer Summit, an educational and networking opportunity for retailers nationwide to grow their businesses.
In 2014, AFFTA established the Fisheries Fund, a granting arm of AFFTA dedicated to funding conservation and educational issues and organizations with revenue from the IFTD show, and is now open to donations from the public. The Fisheries Fund is THE fly fishing industry’s philanthropic organization targeted solely on fly fishing
AFFTA is also offers a host of distinct benefits to make your business smoother and more profitable. UPS shipping discounts, Staples Advantage discounts and guide and outfitter insurance are all programs aimed at moving the business of fly fishing forward.
Perhaps most importantly, AFFTA advocates on behalf of the fly fishing industry in local, state and federal conservation, access and business issues. Our government affairs committee and staff stay busy ensuring we will have healthy fisheries and access to them to support our businesses for years to come.
In A Nutshell
We like to stay busy. And with an industry as large and diverse as the fishing industry, we are always on the hunt for ways to move all of our businesses forward. On any given day you can likely find us doing one (or all!) of these things:
Planning the world’s biggest fly fishing trade show
Advocating for clean water, access to fisheries, and a fair trade marketplace
Adding new member benefits such as the UPS discount, AFFTA Dealer Summit, and more
Booking dynamic speakers for the next AFFTA Dealer Summit
Tracking progress of Fisheries Fund grant recipients
Drafting our next On the Fly newsletter
Recruiting attendance to The Fly Fishing Show consumer shows
Updating our guide/outfitter group insurance benefit
Conducting committee meetings with our dynamic, active board
Chatting with our manufacturer, retailer and guide membership on how we can better help them grow their business
Fishing. Regular connection with our passion is key!