The Fly Fishers International Awards Program recognizes those individuals, Clubs and other organizations that have made outstanding contributions to FFI, our environment, fishery resources, angling literature and the fly tackle industry.
It is important that each nomination is well documented. The decision on each of these Awards can be very difficult and the more information the Awards Committee has will make the task easier. All nominations must include the following information:
All nominations are to routed to the Awards chairperson for distribution to the Committee. The Awards chairperson will be responsible for routing nominations to the proper Committee Chairs for review. Conservation, Stanley Lloyd and Robert Marriott Awards will be routed to the VP Conservation for review and recommendation. Nominations for the Lapis Lazuli Award will be routed to FFI Executive Committee. Nominations for the Silver King Award will be routed to the Saltwater Committee for review and recommendation. Nominations for the James A. Henshall and the Warm Water Fisheries Management Awards will be routed to the Warm Water Committee for review and recommendations. Nominations for the Virginia Buszek Perry Fly Tier's Assistance Award and the Buz Buszek Memorial award will be routed to the Chair of the Flying Tying Group. Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement in Fly Casting Instruction Award, the Mel Krieger Fly Casting Instructor Award and the Governor's Mentoring Award will be routed to the Chair of the Casting Board of Governors.
The Darwin Atkin award will be sent to the Chairman of the Fly Tying Board of Governors by the Awards Chairman. Click here for contact information of the current chairman.
Summary of Awards for each of the recipients will be provide as follows:
The Casting Board of Governors bestows four awards each year. They are as follows:
Any nominations for these awards will be forwarded to the Chair of the Casting Board of Governors for consideration. To find more information about the casting awards please visit the Casting Awards page of our website.
FFI Award Procedures (PDF)
FFI Awards Criteria (PDF)
FFI Award Nomination Form (online submission)
Darwin Atkin Memorial Fly Tying Achievement Award (PDF)