Attention Triangle Fly Fishers!
The nomination period is now open for the TFF Hall of Fame Award and the TFF Annual Service Award. Please see the criteria and nomination information below, and nominate any members you think are deserving of these awards (it’s not hard!). Nominations are due by 5 PM on Monday, January 31st. Awards will be presented at the business meeting in March, 2022.
Hall of Fame Award Criteria
Induction into the TFF Hall of Fame is the highest honor TFF can confer on one of its past or present members. It recognizes individuals with an extraordinary, sustained record of contributions to TFF. Such contributions can take many forms, both formal and informal. Examples include, but are not limited to:
Service and leadership in one or more TFF officer, board, or committee positions (note: while many (though not all) HOF members have served as TFF president, it is not a past-President award)
Organizing or assisting with outreach or educational activities such as workshops, demonstrations, classes or seminars regarding introduction to fly fishing, conservation, etc.
Leadership and/or involvement in programs such as Wounded Warrior, Casting for Recovery, fly fishing youth camps (e.g., Rivercourse), etc.
Efforts to recruit individuals, especially youth, women and minorities to TFF, fly fishing and conservation
Planning, coordinating and/or assisting with fundraising efforts
Representing TFF to the NCTU council, FFF, state or federal agencies, or other organizations
Leading TFF outings such as stream improvement projects, stream cleanups, etc.
The Hall of Fame award, while considered annually, will not necessarily be awarded annually given the extended duration of exemplary service it recognizes. Members previously inducted into the TFF Hall of Fame are:
2001: Jim Burchette, Malcolm Finlayson, Jim Rice
2003: Harry Bailes, Judy Bailes, Buzz Bryson, Pete Zwadyk
2005: Ed McGee
2007: Jim Cappy
2017: Ned Jones, Terry Suess, John Leraas
Service Award Criteria
The TFF Service Award is presented to a TFF member or group of members (e.g., a committee or group working together on a particular project) to recognize an exceptional record of service to TFF over the previous calendar year. The primary difference in criteria for the Service Award and the HOF award is the time period covered (contributions over the previous calendar year vs. over an extended, multi-year period). Members may receive this award more than once. While TFF officers and board members can be considered for this award, they should be evaluated primarily for contributions above and beyond the normal responsibilities of their elected position.
Any TFF member or group of members can submit a nomination for either award. Nominations should include the following:
Name of the individual(s) submitting the nomination.
Name of the nominee(s).
Which award the candidate is being nominated for.
One to two paragraphs describing the contributions of the nominee(s) to TFF and why they are deserving of the award.
Nominations for the Hall of Fame Award should be submitted by email to Jim Rice, Chair of the Hall of Fame Selection Committee (email@example.com). The HOF selection committee consists of all living HOF members.
Nominations for the Service Award should be submitted by email to Hudson Haines, Chair of the Service Award Selection Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). David Anderson and Bill Waring are the other committee members.
Selection of recipients for each award requires approval by at least two thirds of the selection committee.
Nominations for both awards are due by 5 PM on Monday, January 31st.
For more information on TFF's two award categories, you can access the award policy document here:
Jim Rice, HOF Selection Committee Chair and Hudson Haines, Service Award Committee Chair