How it Works
This Fly Fishers International (FFI) Fly Tying Skills Awards Program is an educational program for all FFI members who care to take part. The Awards Program is managed for and on behalf of the FFI by the Fly Tying Group of the FFI. Participant must be an FFI member to receive the Award and recognition, it is necessary to follow the instructions outlined in “How it Works – the Process Instructions” in the handbook.
Simply tie the flies. Follow the tying instructions in the Gold Award Handbook and Videos. Contact an evaluator to confirm his/her availability to evaluate your flies and get their mailing address. Mail the flies and the completed Gold Evaluation Fly Transmittal Form to the evaluator. We suggest you mail your flies in a small compartmentalized box that will fit into a 6" x 9" cushioned mailer and mailed First Class Mail. Please write your name on or in the box.
The applicant may pay the $60.00 application fee one of two ways. If you are an FTG member the fee for the Gold Award is $30.00. There will be an additional fee of $30.00 for returning the flies to an international mailing location. Email a completed Transmittal Form to the FFI office, make a payment using a credit card at the FFI Store, or mail a copy of the completed Transmittal Form along with a check to:
Fly Fishers International
Fly Tying Group Department
1201 US Highway 10 West, Suite E
Livingston, Montana 59047
FFI staff will process receipt of the application fee by date and applicant’s name and upon receipt of the evaluated flies and confirmation that requirements for the Gold Award have been met, the applicant will be mailed their Gold Pin, Gold Certificate, their flies and a copy of the evaluations.
If you have any questions about the Fly Tying Skills Award Program, please feel free to call or email any of the persons listed as Committee Members, Evaluators, or Review Panel Members.
FORMS YOU'LL NEED
Gold Fly Tying Skills Award Handbook
Gold Award Evaluation Fly Transmittal Form
FORMS FOR EVALUATORS
Gold Award Evaluation Scoring & Criteria Form