FFI E-news - September 2019
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FFI Offers New Member Benefits

We have recently partnered with new vendors offering FFI members various discounts on fly fishing goods and services.  Some of the benefits are available to all members and some to specialty groups within FFI, i.e. Certified Instructors, Fly Tying Group, and others.  Fly Fishers International also offers discounts to members for travel, insurance, and other services.  Log in to your FFI account to view the benefits available to you.

Member Benefits

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  Support FFI Programs -- Make a Donation

Fly Fishers International relies on membership and donations to complete our mission and deliver our programs in Conservation, Education, and Community.  Currently we are raising money for FFI's Education Program and ask that you consider donating to this critical component of our mission.  The Education Program delivers the Learning Center online and in person, for example the Fly Casting Skills Challenge.   The Education Program also keeps our Museum open to the public.
  The FFI Museum is my haven for learning about fly fishing and conservation.  I am fascinated by our FFI history which, in turn, has given me purpose to help manage it for others to learn and enjoy."
- Sherry S., Sisters, OR


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FFI has been an organized voice for fly fishers around the world since 1964. We represent all aspects of fly fishing – from the art of fly tying and casting, to protection of the natural systems that support healthy fisheries and their habitats so essential to our sport. Today, our mission is to ensure the legacy of fly fishing for all fish in all waters continues by focusing on CONSERVATION, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY.
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Visit the FFI Online Store
The FFI Store has new FFI items, including pins for the Fly Tying Group and Casting Instructor Certification Program, along with a new array of Simms shirts and hoodies.  Make a purchase and support the programs of FFI!
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FFI Annual Award Recipients

The Annual President's Award Banquet was held on July 24th, during the FFI Fly Fishing Expo in Bozeman, Montana.  It was a night of thanks and celebration where our volunteers are recognized with prestigious honors.  Some noteworthy awards include:
  • Carl Johnson  - FFI Award of Distinction
  • Len Zicker  - FFI Award of Distinction
  • Dutch Baughman  - Fly Fisher of the Year
  • Fanny Krieger - Fly Fishing Skills Education Award
  • Oregon Council - Fly Fishing Skills Education Award
  • Gretchen Beatty  - Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award
  • Simon Gawesworth  - Lifetime Achievement in Casting Instruction
  • Chirs Korich - Lifetime Achievement in Casting Instruction
  • Twin Tiers Five Rivers  - McKenzie Cup
  • Dallas Fly Fishers  - McKenzie Cup
  • Simms Fishing  - Lee Wulff Award
This year saw the inception of a new award, the Fly Fishing Skills Education Award.  The first recipients of this award were Fanny Krieger and the Oregon Council.
Full List of Award Recipients
Fly Tying Challenge Winners

The first annual FFI Fly Tying Challenge was held at the Expo this year. We congratulate those who won the 2019 Challenge and encourage fly tiers to enter next year.

2019 Winners 
1st Place Overall - Kyler Ries
1st Place Dry Fly - Greg Liney
1st Place Wet Fly - Greg Liney
1st Place Nymph - Marc Baker
1st Place Streamer - Marc Baker
Fly Tying Challenge Winners
FFI Photo Contest Winners

(how many were submitted) Amazing photos were submitted for the annual photo contest. We thank judges Janice Osborne, David Thompson, Brian O'Keefe and also Carl Ronk for coordinating the People's Choice Award.
Congratulations to the 2019 winners!
1st Place (pictured above) - Chase Jablonski
2nd Place - Luis Alvarado
3rd Place - Vicky Petrauskas
People's Choice - Michael Elsden
View the Top 25 Photos
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