COVID-19 Update for Fly Fishing Brands.  Matt Smythe, the communications coordinator for AFFTA,  sheds some light on what AFFTA is doing for fly fishing brands during the corona virus pandemic.  We find out what AFFTA does and how they balance politics and conservation. 


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Show Notes with Matt Smythe

03:55 – Tom Sadler was on the podcast in episode 98 and is the guy who taught Matt and his dad to cast a fly rod.  Tom also talked about IFTD in this show.

11:40 – Kirk Deter with Angling Trade just put out a piece on the current status.

22:00 – Matt notes the Bristol Bay issue.  Jenny Weis gave us an update on Bristol Bay in episode 132.

26:30 – We had Jenn Herman on my other podcast, the Outdoors Online Marketing Podcast.  There were tons of great tips to scale your instagram following.

32:00 – Here’s the Covid-19 resources page for federal and state level.


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Conclusion with Matt Smythe

Matt Smythe talks about the benefits of AFFTA for guides and the affect of COVID-19 and what you can do to help the industry and your business.