Team USA Fly Fishing

Lake Placid, adirondacks usa  – The best fly anglers in the country will descend on Lake Placid, NY May 30th – June 1st to compete in the Fly Fishing Team USA (FFTUSA) North Regional Qualifier. 

Anglers will be fishing on 2 sections of the Ausable River while wading, and in Mirror Lake and Lake Colby from boats.  Sessions will run 8-11am and 2-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

The competition works as follows: there will be 6-8 anglers spread across roughly 2 miles of stream separated by 300 meters or in a boat with full access to the lake. This is their “beat” and the angler may only fish in this section. This ensures no crowding between competitors and the recreational anglers. 


Event organizers are looking for your help! Fly Fishing Team USA is looking for volunteers to assist the anglers over the 2 day catch and release competition.

Volunteers may help for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 sessions as their schedule permits. All volunteers will receive lunches on both days as well as gifts from sponsors, flies from the anglers and an event T shirt. In addition, volunteers are invited to the awards ceremony at R.F McDougals Pub Hungry Trout Resort Sunday evening.  

In additional to volunteers for the river, Fly Fishing Team USA is looking to secure 4 volunteers with 12-14ft row boats (paddles or motors) for Lake Colby. Volunteers with boats will be compensated for use of their boats. 

Each volunteer’s role will be recording the size and species of every fish caught but sharing some local “intel” never hurts either. 

Help out, learn from the best and walk away with more information, new techniques and skills! No experience required other than the love of the outdoors.   For more information on the event and volunteer opportunities please contact Ken Crane at


The mission of Fly Fishing Team USA (“FFTUSA”) is to educate and train men and women in the sport of competitive fly fishing on both national and international levels and to promote, and educate its members in, the conservation of our fisheries, lakes, rivers and streams.