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Support the Museum with a Membership

About the Museum

The non-profit, private and independently-owned museum is located in Bryson City, NC.

Alen Baker has been the driving force behind the Museum's creation

Board members include: Alen Baker, Gene Barrington, Ron Beane, Kevin Howell, Forrest Parker, and Charity Rutter.

The FFMSA provides a center for learning both the history of fly fishing as well as the arts, the sciences, the crafts and the skills of fly fishing. The purpose of the museum is to capture and preserve the history of fly fishing in the region, since it is being lost daily as our “old timers” pass away and as modern methods and new generations of anglers move fly fishing forward through technology.

The museum has the support of the Southeastern Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers.


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Become a Member of the FFMSA


Discounts in the museum gift shop

Access to the Fly Fishing Map Center

Online museum newsletter

Email updates

Complimentary logoed item from the Gift Shop

Exhibit reception invitations

Priority for workshops and events

Free admission to the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vermont

For more information, contact the Museum at 828-488-3681 or email


Sustainer $1,200 or $100 per month

Historian $600 or $50 per month

Preservationist $300 or $25 per month

Supporter $120 or $10 per month

Contributor $60 or $5 per month

Contributors and higher levels receive an Annual Family Membership and a complimentary logoed item from the Gift Shop.

Preservationists and higher levels will have exclusive access to the Museum Fly Fishing Library and the Internal Museum Website Archives.

Annual Family Membership $25 or $100 for a 5-year membership.

Annual Individual Membership $15 or $50 for a 6-year membership.