Event Information

Thursday Evening, October 5, 2017
Riverside Country Club
Bozeman, Montana

5:30 p.m. - Leadership Circle cocktail reception

6:15 p.m. - Cocktail reception

7:00 p.m. - Dinner and award presentation

Event Committee

  • Shannon Brightman
  • Ben Bulis
  • Ian Davis
  • Ted Turner
  • Andrew Ward

About the Honoree

Jim Klug's outdoor photography primarily focuses on fly fishing, fishing-related outdoor landscapes, and travel images. His work has appeared in dozens of different magazines, books and other publications, including The Drake, Fly Fish Journal, Big Sky Journal, USA Today, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Fly Rod & Reel, Forbes, Outside Magazine, Fly Fishing in Saltwaters, Fly Fusion Magazine, Caribbean Travel & Life, the New York Times, the L.A. Times, and several others.

Jim lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Hilary, daughter Carson, and sons Finn and Waylon. As founder and Director of Operations for destination angling entity Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, Jim has been fortunate enough to travel to many of the world's top fly fishing destinations, including Belize, all throughout the Bahamas, Central and South America, Russia, India, Asia, Africa, Mauritius, Christmas Island, the Seychelles, numerous countries throughout Europe, and to all fifty of the United States. Aside from his photography, Jim is also the co-owner, producer, and writer for Confluence Films, a production company that created the fly fishing movies DRIFT (2008), RISE (2009), CONNECT (2011) and WAYPOINTS (2013). Jim currently sits on the Board of Directors for AFFTA (the American Fly Fishing Trade Association), Belize's Turneffe Atoll Trust and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF).

Purchase Tickets

Standard Ticket

  • General admission to cocktail reception at 6:15 p.m
  • Admission to dinner and award ceremony at 7 p.m.
Purchase a Ticket

Leadership Circle Ticket

  • Early admittance into Leadership Circle cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m.
  • Preferred Seating
  • Acknowledgment in the event program
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Leadership Circle Table

  • Early admittance into Leadership Circle cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m.
  • Preferred Seating with 10 seats for your friends and colleagues
  • Acknowledgment in the event program
Purchase a Table

A Preview of our Auction

Featured in the silent auction...

From our generous supporters Yellow Dog Fly Fishing, Jim Klug Photography, and Ian Davis...

Staying in town?

Join us at the Bozeman Spirits Distillery on October 6 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. for coffee and discussion with our Executive Director, Bob Ruley. Grab a seat and learn more about the AMFF from our mission to our collection, we will bring along a few select artifacts for public viewing at the meet-and-greet.

Please contact Samantha Pitcher or call 802-362-3300 ext. 204 with any questions or requests for information about the event.