AFFTA postpones this year’s IFTD show amid COVID-19 concerns

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association, owner of the IFTD show, has postponed this year’e event because of the COVID-19 crisis.

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) has postponed this year’s IFTD trade show in Denver, Colorado. Its President, Ben Bulis, said in a statement issued in the last hour that in view of the completely unpredictable path of the COVID-19 virus and length of the industry’s—and nation’s—social and economic recovery, it has elected to take […]

American Fly Fishing Trade Association Backs DeFazio Questions on Pebble Mine Permit

"There have literally been millions of Americans who have voiced their opposition to Pebble Mine and the severely lacking permitting process," says Ben Bulis, AFFTA president.

In a letter sent to letter to Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, voiced his concerns with the USACE’s review of the Clean Water Act Permit for Pebble Mine to be constructed in the Bristol […]

Action alert: Say no to the Tongass Roadless Rule repeal

Call to Action: Tongass faces threat of Roadless Rule repeal.

Call to Action: Tongass faces threat of Roadless Rule repeal Repeal would negatively impact critical fish habitat, wilderness and local economy The U.S. Forest Service recently announced their plan to exempt the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska from the national Roadless Rule, putting the vital protections of irreplaceable fish habitat and a $2 billion […]

International Fly Tackle Dealer’s Show Attendance Up 137% in Return to Denver

The world’s largest fly fishing industry trade show crushes attendance records with Denver homecoming.

  The official attendee numbers are in for the International Fly Tackle Dealer (IFTD) show’s return to Denver this past week, and they’d be unbelievable if they weren’t tracked and verified by the show’s registration partner, Experient. IFTD 2019 saw a 97% increase over 2017’s numbers (1,141) and a 137% increase over 2018 (950), setting […]

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