The American Fly Fishing Tade Association (AFFTA) has announced August 24th as A Day for Bristol Bay, with the goal to continue to raise funds to fight against the construction of mines in the Bristol Bay headwaters.

From AFFTA:

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.

On August 24th, the fly fishing community is coming together as one undeniable force in support of Bristol Bay.

Fly shops, manufacturers, guides, outfitters, lodges and more industry professionals nationwide have banded 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.

How can you participate?
Shop at your local participating retailer, support the participating brands, or make a direct donation!

Taking part in Day for Bristol Bay is easy: 

• Get to your local participating fly shop on August 24th, or visit them online and buy the gear you need (see the list of participating retailers)
• Support the brands who are rallying for Bristol Bay by purchasing their gear (see the list of participating brands)
• Book a day or a week away with a participating guide, outfitter or lodge (see the list of guides, outfitters, lodges)
• Make a direct donation!

All donations will be made 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.”

You can make a direct donation, here!

To see a full list of participating retailers and shops, head over to this handy list on AFFTA.org!

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