American Museum of Fly Fishing to honor Jim Klug

The American Museum of Fly Fishing announced last week that it will honor Jim Klug, photographer and founder of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing, with its 2017 Izaak Walton Award. The celebration will take place at the Riverside Country Club in Bozeman, Montana on October 5, 2017.

The 2017 Izaak Walton Award event will begin with a Leadership Circle cocktail reception at 5:30 in the evening and a general reception at 6:15. This will be followed by dinner and an auction benefitting the American Museum of Fly Fishing. Auction items will include an array of intriguing options from fly rods and reels to exclusive destination trips.

Jim Klug’s outdoor photography primarily focuses on fly fishing, fishing-related outdoor landscapes, and travel images. His work has appeared in dozens of different magazines, books and other publications, including The Drake, Fly Fish Journal, Big Sky Journal, USA Today, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Fly Rod & Reel, Forbes, Outside Magazine, Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, Fly Fusion Magazine, Caribbean Travel & Life, the New York Times, the L.A. Times, and several others.

Jim lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Hilary, daughter Carson, and sons Finn and Waylon.

Jim lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Hilary, daughter Carson, and sons Finn and Waylon. As founder and Director of Operations for destination angling entity Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures (, Jim has been fortunate enough to travel to many of the world’s top fly fishing destinations, including Belize, all throughout the Bahamas, Central and South America, Russia, India, Asia, Africa, Mauritius, Christmas Island, the Seychelles, numerous countries throughout Europe, and to all fifty of the United States. Aside from his photography, Jim is also the co-owner, producer, and writer for Confluence Films (, a production company that created the fly fishing movies DRIFT (2008), RISE (2009), CONNECT (2011) and WAYPOINTS (2013).

Jim will be joining other fly-fishing leaders who have received this award including Ed Jaworowski (2014), Tom Davidson (2015), and James Prosek (2016). Our Izaak Walton Award event was established to honor and celebrate individuals who live by the Compleat Angler philosophy. Their passion for the sport of fly fishing and involvement in their angling community provides inspiration for others, and promotes the legacy of leadership for future generations. All funds raised from this event will help support the Museum’s expanding exhibitions and programs. The AMFF would like to thank the members of its event committee including Shannon Brightman, Ben Bulis, Ian Davis, Ted Turner, and Andrew Ward.

To purchase tickets to this event please visit or contact Samantha Pitcher at

About the American Museum of Fly Fishing:
The American Museum of Fly Fishing is the steward of the history, traditions, and practices of the sport of fly-fishing and promotes the conservation of its waters. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, studies, and interprets the artifacts, art, and literature of the sport and, through a variety of outreach platforms, uses these resources to engage, educate, and benefit all. The Museum fulfills this mission through our public programs (including exhibitions, gallery programs, lectures, special events, and presentations), our publications, and our quarterly journal, The American Fly Fisher.

For more information about the Museum and the 2017 Izaak Walton Award please visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube.


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