Board of Directors + Staff

Chairman’s Message

Welcome to AFFTA.com, a website dedicated to the American Fly Fishing Trade Association.  We are a group of fly shops, manufacturers, guides, outfitters, sales representatives, media and travel companies dedicated to the continued growth and sustainability of the sport of fly fishing.  As an industry trade organization, AFFTA is committed to serving our membership base in ways that help promote the growth of our sport, of individual businesses, in addition to our industry as a whole.

For 2014 we have gathered a dynamic and diverse Board of Directors that offers an impressive sampling of the fly fishing industry.  Our 15-person board represents each major industry segment.  Each one of our board members is a recognized leader in their specific trade.  As an industry organization, we are looking forward to an exciting and successful year ahead, so please be sure to stay tuned to all the notable happenings in fly fishing by subscribing to the AFFTA Newsletter or by following the Trade News section of our website http://www.affta.com/media-center/tradenews/.

As always, we are only as strong as the members we represent and serve, and as an organization we hope to continue the growth of our membership base into 2014.  As AFFTA’s first ever Chairman representing the retail base of our industry, I hope to continue to display the commitment our trade group has to retailers, in addition to the other key segments of our industry.  It is my honor and privilege to serve as AFFTA’s Chairman to the Board of Directors, and I look forward to a coming year of success for all of our members and industry partners.  If you are interested in becoming a member of AFFTA, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Chairman of our Nominating Committee, David Heller, or any of our current members across the county.

Best regards,
Tucker Ladd
Chairman, AFFTA

 

Ben Bulis – President
Ben was the founding partner of Rocky Mountain Aviation which designed…
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tucker_laddTucker Ladd- Chairman
President and Owner of Trout’s Fly Fishing in Denver, CO, Tucker…
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Tom SadlerTom Sadler
In July of 2008 Tom left Washington D.C. to pursue his passion for…
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Jim KlugJim Klug 
Founder and Director of Operations for Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures,…
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Dustin CarlsonDustin Carlson
Dustin Carlson is a lifelong angler who channels his passion for the sport
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Larry BarrettLarry Barrett
Larry is the Director of Operations and Technology for Far Bank…
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rileyRiley Cotter
Riley is the Sales Manager for Umpqua Feather Merchants…
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Ben Kurtz Ben Kurtz 
As a Colorado Native, Ben gained an appreciation for fly fishing at an early age. After graduating Read more >>

andrew-bennett-bonefishAndrew Bennett
Andrew is the President and principal owner of Deneki Outdoors.
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Brian Westover
Brian Westover is the owner of WestWater Products and the creator …
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Michael WhiteMichael White
Michael is a long tenured and respected industry sales representative, having worked …
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BruceBioBruce Chard
Captain Bruce’s love and commitment to the sport of fly fishing …
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JenniferJennifer Lavigne
Jennifer Lavigne is the sales and marketing manager for The Waterworks-Lamson…
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ChrisHuntChris Hunt
Chris Hunt is the national communications director for Trout Unlimited …
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colby Bio picColby Trow
Colby Trow owns Mossy Creek Fly Fishing in Harrisonburg, Virginia with …
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Ian Ian Crabtree
Ian Crabtree is the sales manager for the Scott Fly Rod Company …
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AFFTA’s Advisory Committee

Mac McKeever
Mac currently works in L.L.Bean’s department of Public Affairs
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Tom Bie
Tom Bie is the editor and publisher of The Drake magazine, a quarterly flyfishing publication that he founded in 1998.
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Michael GracieMichael Gracie is a finance, business development and technology advisor to numerous companies within the fly fishing world, as well as the financial services, medical and legal industries. Read more >>

Park Burson has acted as a regional sales representative in the fly fishing industry for 15 years, serving manufacturers and dealers across the Southeast. Read more >>

 

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