For Immediate Release: Join Fishwest & AFFTA August 24th for A Day for Bristol Bay!

Fishwest joins AFFTA (American Fly Fishing Trade Association) as well as other manufacturers, guides, and outfitters in support of the Bristol Bay Defense Fund

Sandy, Utah (July 24, 2019) – Fishwest is teaming up with AFFTA as well as other fly shops, manufacturers, guides, outfitters, lodges and more industry professionals from around the country in support together for “A Day for Bristol Bay” to raise much-needed funding for the Bristol Bay Defense Fund – the front-line group that is going toe-to-toe in D.C. with the foreign mining interests behind the mine.

The fly fishing community has been fighting for over a decade to keep Pebble Mine from devastating Bristol Bay and the fisheries that sustain 14,000 jobs, a $1.5 billion dollar annual economic engine, native communities and a world-class destination to fly fish.

How to get involved: 

  • Stop by Fishwest Fly Shop or on August 24th, and pick up the gear you need (see the list of participating retailers.) A portion of the days sales will  be donated to the AFFTA Fisheries Fund and 100% of the proceeds will be sent on behalf of the fly fishing industry to the Bristol Bay Defense Fund.
  • Support the brands who are rallying for Bristol Bay by purchasing their gear
  • Book a day or a week away with a participating guide, outfitter, or lodge
  • Or make a direct donation to the AFFTA Fisheries Fund


For more information on the proposed Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay visit HERE