MISSION: USFly.org was established to promote and encourage the continued discussion to protect fishing environments for commercial and private usage.
As a charitable organization USFly.org is committed to the efforts of protecting and rehabilitating our streams, rivers, lakes and shorelines for today’s fishermen and future generations.
All across America solitary artisans spend hours upon hours tying fishing flies. Many of these flies are so colorful and beautiful they can only be considered fine pieces of artwork created by truly talented craftsmen. Some of these beautifully-bedazzled hooks will find their way into tackle boxes and eventually flipped atop the water of a favorite fishing spot in hopes of coaxing the shinny prey from the deep. These few lucky lures then fulfill their purpose.
Unfortunately many of these feathered gems never see the water’s edge. They stay, sorrowfully entombed, pressed into the slotted foam of rustic cases, rarely seen or remembered. Some of these precious treasures may find their way onto the rim of a fishing hat, or lay forgotten in a drawer with stubby, unsharpened pencils, paperclips, rubber bands and old golf tees or stay stoically perched on a shelf next timeworn trinkets between stacks of long-time-ago read magazines and books.
And so USFly.org was born. It was a simple idea really—to give these forgotten flies a new purpose—to raise funds for protecting and preserving our nation’s fishing locations. USFly.org was established to promote and encourage the continued discussion to protect fishing environments for commercial and private usage. As a charitable organization USFly.org is committed to the efforts of protecting and rehabilitating our streams, rivers, lakes and shorelines for today’s fishermen and future generations.
USFly.org is an interactive website where those artisans who tie flies may offer these works of art for sell to the public. To submit a fly the artisan must fill out a short form giving the details of his creation and the unique story of where and when it should be used to catch a certain kind of fish. The artisan will be responsible for shipping the fly to USFly.org along with the completed form. USFly.org will then feature the fly on the website. The artisan will choose the price for his own fly. (Which he may donate to USFly.org or keep.) USFly.org will add on a small charge for shipping and handling and a charitable markup that will be used to fulfill the mission of the organization.
Of course our purpose at USFly.org is more than just redistributing artisan flies. Our goal is to form a community of outdoorsmen and women who share the common goal of protecting and preserving a way of life. When we share our stories, yes, even our fishing stories we share of ourselves. This sharing makes us stronger as a community and together we can work toward protecting that which is precious to us.
As we grow our goal at USFly.org is to provide you with important information on fishing locations, stories and concerns from every state of the Union.
There are many ways in which you can support USFly.org including:
- Become one of our Recognized Artisans and supply us with your latest artful creations.
- Purchase the artisan flies.
- Purchase the other merchandise available from our website store. (Coming soon)
- Make a donation directly to USFly.org, which will soon be recognized as a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
- Join our emailing list to receive our newsletter.
- Advertise on our website to reach our many visitors.
- Give us your ideas on how we can raise funds to support our mission.
USFly.org is the voice for clean water and beautiful fishing spots. You can help maintain and preserve America’s waterways and beautiful countryside. You can tie, buy or sweeten-the-pie to help USFly.org.
Please help us by becoming involved in the USFly.org mission. Go Fish!
JUST FOR FUN: Check out this famous fly fishing scene from Libeled Lady (1936). A novice fisherman, William Powell, attempts to impress a high-society woman, Myrna Loy, and her father, Walter Connelly. He moves upstream and out of sight then pulls out a fishing handbook to hone his skills.