Becoming A Member


Contribute to the preservation of an American tradition by becoming a member of the American Museum of Fly Fishing. Members are the first to know about exciting news including upcoming events, recent acquisitions, and Museum updates. You can join the growing fly fishing family and receive the following benefits:

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Journal Subscription


When you become a member of the American Museum of Fly Fishing you get to experience history both in person and in print. Since its introduction in 1974, The American Fly Fisher, our award-winning quarterly journal, mixes features on the collection with articles written by some of the most respected fly-fishing historians and scholars in the world today.

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Members Only Events


Once a year we throw back the curtains and allow our members to view some of the most significant artifacts from our collection. The artifacts are accompanied by presentations by the AMFF and special displays from experts featuring rods, reels, or equipment from their personal collections. Don’t miss out on this and other great members-only events in Manchester and abroad!

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Jim Schottenham discusses his collection at last year's members-only Rare Reel Rendezvous

Discounts


Our Museum store, The Brookside Angler, offers an extensive collection of gifts and collectibles for anglers and non-anglers alike. You can browse through a wonderful assortment of quality stationery, books, artwork, home decor, apparel, and exclusive AMFF logo merchandise. Museum members receive a 15% store discount and every purchase directly benefits the Museum and its annual schedule of educational public programs.

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Additional Benefits


FREE ADMISSION

Unlimited free admission to museum exhibitions, public programs and community events for you and all members of your immediate family

LIBRARY ACCEESS

Pre-scheduled FREE access to our Gardner L. Grant reference library, where you can search over 7,000 volumes of fly fishing literature

MUSEUM NETWORK

The AMFF recently joined the North American Reciprocal Museum Association giving our members (benefactor level or higher) free admission and discounts to nearly 700 Museums nation wide. For a complete list of participating Museums, click here.

Business Benefits


COMPLIMENTARY JOURNALS

Receive twelve issues of the journal each quarter.

FREE RENTAL SPACE

Free rental space at the museum, once annually (can be used for Christmas party, meetings, etc.)

FREE BOOTH

Free booth rental at the annual Fly Fishing Festival held on the museum grounds.

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MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND JOINING GIFTS

Enjoy the following one-time gifts when you become a member

Associate Membership

$50 Per Year
  • AMFF logo sticker
  • AMFF logo pin
  • Leather keychain
  • Membership card
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Benefactor Membership

$100 Per Year
  • AMFF logo hat
  • AMFF logo sticker
  • AMFF logo pin
  • Leather keychain
  • Membership card
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Contributor Membership

$250 Per Year
  • AMFF logo t-shirt
  • AMFF logo hat
  • AMFF logo sticker
  • AMFF logo pin
  • Leather keychain
  • Membership card
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Sustainer Membership

$500 Per Year
  • Hardcover Book
  • AMFF logo hat
  • AMFF logo sticker
  • AMFF logo pin
  • Leather keychain
  • Membership card
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PATRON

$1000 Per Year
  • Hardcover Book
  • AMFF logo hat
  • AMFF logo sticker
  • AMFF logo pin
  • Leather keychain
  • Membership card
  • 4 Etched glasses from Rolf Glass
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Our unique Museum plays an indispensable role in keeping [the] vanishing past
vividly, momentously alive. It is our anchor and our heart, and our memory.

- Nick Lyons, Life Member

Council Level Membership


The Council program was created to acknowledge the generosity of our donors and contributors who play a leading role in supporting our mission. This is a growing group of Museum friends whose philanthropic commitment deserves recognition and access to unique offerings like private fishing outings, luncheons, complimentary event tickets, and much more. Annual support is critical to the success of the Museum and allows us to continue moving forward with our many exciting projects and initiatives. Building a community and comradery is equally important, and this program has allowed us to do just that.

Director's Council

$2,500Up To $4,999 Per Year
  • 1 ticket to annual Izaak Walton Award event
  • Annual Director’s Council lunch with members of the AMFF Board of Trustees
  • Annual fishing outing at a private club
  • Annual Council fishing trip
  • Invitations to private receptions and special events
  • Access to AMFF Executive Director for private tours and dialogue
  • Individual recognition in print, online, and on a plaque displayed in the Museum
  • Quarterly update newsletter
  • Museum membership (which includes our publication, The American Fly Fisher)

Museum Council

$5,000Up To $9,999 Per Year
  • 1 ticket to annual Heritage Award event
  • Annual Museum Council lunch with members of the AMFF Board of Trustees
  • Lecture on AMFF collection
  • Annual fishing outing at a private club
  • Annual Council fishing trip
  • Invitations to private receptions and special events
  • Access to AMFF Executive Director for private tours and dialogue
  • Individual recognition in print, online, and on a plaque displayed in the Museum
  • Quarterly update newsletter
  • Museum membership (which includes our publication, The American Fly Fisher)

President's Council

$10,000+Per Year
  • 2 tickets to annual Heritage Award event
  • Dinner with AMFF president and members of the Board of Trustees
  • Lecture on AMFF collection
  • Annual fishing outing at a private club
  • Annual Council fishing trip
  • Invitations to private receptions and special events
  • Access to AMFF Executive Director for private tours and dialogue
  • Individual recognition in print, online, and on a plaque displayed in the Museum
  • Quarterly update newsletter
  • Museum membership (which includes our publication, The American Fly Fisher)

CONTACT US


For more information about becoming a member.

DONATE

Donate now and help the Museum continue to present and expand its enriching exhibitions and programs for fly fishers and fly-fishing enthusiasts worldwide. We thank you for joining our family of generous supporters from around the world.

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SPONSOR

Demonstrate your company or organization’s support of fly fishing history by becoming one of our corporate sponsors. The American Museum of Fly Fishing offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for corporations, clubs, and associations to promote your brand, products and/or services to our members, donors, leadership, and visitors.

Sponsorships

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

While considering the AMFF in your will and estate plans, please keep in mind how important your planned gift is to the future of the Museum. It will set the stage for continued success as we continue to expand and reach generations to come. Thank you for your generous support of our work.

Other ways to Give

FUNDRAISING

Stay up to date on award ceremonies, fundraising events, and more. We honor and celebrate individuals and organizations whose commitment to the Museum, the sport of fly fishing, and the conservation of our natural resources set standards to which we all should aspire.

Fundraising & Events