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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Trout Unlimited and Flymen Fishing Co. have teamed up to bring the fascinating world of fly tying to TU members. As the newest corporate sponsor, Flymen will provide video fly-tying tutorial content to TU’s website, support for regional and national-level events and discounts for TU members on fly tying materials, flies and apparel.

“We’ve been fans and individual Trout Unlimited members for a long time,” said Martin Bawden, founder of Flymen Fishing Co. “This partnership allows us to further support exciting and meaningful TU projects like the Veterans Services Partnership, Headwaters Youth Program, and the Five Rivers College Program, as well as national-level TU events. We’re extending exclusive TU member benefits on Flymen products as a 'thank you' to volunteers for working so hard to make fishing better all across North America. We’re proud to be a part of the TU Nation.”

Bawden hung up his suit and tie in 2008 to start Flymen with the vision to bring the previously mysterious world of fly tying to the masses. Flymen offers simplified fly-tying materials designed to combine ease of tying with top-notch performance on the water.

“There’s no feeling like hooking a fish on a fly you tied yourself,” said Bawden. “Once you catch your first fish on your own fly, you’ll be hooked like the rest of us, constantly dreaming of your next fly design, your next fish, your next adventure.”

“Flymen creates innovative materials that make it easier for anglers to discover fly fishing,” said Joel R. Johnson, TU’s chief marketing officer. “At TU, fishing is our front door and we believe that the first step in building a conservation mindset starts with getting more anglers on the water to experience the opportunities that exist today. Plus our members have told us they want more fly-tying content and premiums. We’re lucky to have Flymen on board, and our members will be the direct beneficiaries of this partnership.”

Trout Unlimited teams with corporate partners like Flymen Fishing Co. to make memberships to TU more valuable, and to make fishing better all across America. For information on how to become a corporate partner, contact Johnson at (703) 284-9413.