Fly Fishers International has been dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of fly fishing for more than 50 years. Education remains fundamental in our pursuit of our mission as we continue to introduce new anglers to the sport, create specialized learning opportunities, and encourage our community members to share their skills and talents with other fly fishers around the world.
From seeing the delight of a young person casting a fly rod for the first time to sharing the unique history of fly tying with a Museum guest, education lies at the heart of all that FFI does and without your generous donations to our key programs, we cannot fulfill our mission.
A new initiative that brings content to you, online and in real-time. We're providing information about our organization, fly tying lessons, casting tips, fishing in exotic locations and more! Click here to learn more about the opportunities available.
FFI MUSEUM & LEARNING CENTER
Our Livingston, MT headquarters houses the FFI Museum, a place where historic fly fishing artifacts are preserved and displayed. Each year, thousands of vistitors come to the museum to learn about the sport's history and enjoy the display, which includes items from the early 19th century, including fly rods, fly wallets, float tubes, reels, and creels.
"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
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
FFI's Education Committee will offer a new workshop at the Fly Fishing Expo to assist current and future leaders of FFI to gain insight into the organization. The workshop will be available online in fall/ winter of 2019-2020 for those who cannot attend in person. Topics include club and council management, operations and programs of FFI, and a roundtable discussion to address questions and concerns from participants.
FFI WOMEN CONNECT
A group of dedicated women has created FFI Women Connect - a community of women fly fishers that offers learning opportunities in a safe, non-intimidating environment. Women Connect offers a venue for female anglers to confidently develop fly fishing and tying skills while encouraging women to become leaders in FFI Clubs and the fly fishing industry.
"From my perspective FFI Women Connect is a game-changer. It is a great learning
platform, but also an outreach program that is virtually unlimited in the ability to
transcend organizations and meet my needs and that of other women fly fishers."
- Patty L., Mountain Home, AR
LEARNING CENTER ONLINE & IN-PERSON
The FFI Learning Center is an unprecedented collection of educational materials in areas of Fly Casting, Fly Tying, Fly Fishing Skills, and Conservation. We've reached many new anglers with materials created for the beginner fly fisher, and now it's time to turn our attention to the intermediate and advanced fly fisher.
"The author has done a great job putting this program together. It was very complete
and informative and allowed me to have the confidence to be better prepared as an instructor.
I would highly recommend this program as a guide to anyone wishing to instruct any of the
many units when learning the many aspects of fly fishing." - Barry C., Show Low, AZ