An event is as strong as its volunteers. Join us to make this a championship of a lifetime! Most volunteers go river side with a competitor. This volunteer is called a controller. The job is not hard and you get to spend time on the water with some of the top anglers in the world. There are also positions to fill supporting our ceremonies and venues.
A Controller is assigned to a competitor, measuring and recording the trout. It’s an opportunity to watch and learn from the best fly fisherman in the world. If you are looking to compete in a future event, this is a great way to learn the event process and to watch the stealthy techniques of some world class fly fishermen.
Volunteers are provided daily lunch & water from a variety of local restaurants and specialty food trucks. Volunteers can take advantage of the same lodging packages offered to our competitors.
Volunteer Swag Bag – our thank you for supporting the event.
Event T Shirt, Event Hat, Event Pin
Local Fly Shops Volunteer Discount Forms
Industry Merchandise from our sponsors
Colorado Trout Unlimited – Introductory Membership – if you already have one, you may give to a friend
Daily Assignments – There will be a Sector Judge at each venue to meet you in the morning at the parking area and direct you to your beat. The sector judge will have Controller Kits (score sheet, measuring tube, clip board, pens, and waterproof bag) and replacement items.
Time Keeping – Please bring a watch or time keeping device, as you are responsible for the start times and end times for your angler. Anglers get 30 minutes to review their beat, then 3 hours to fish. You are to provide time updates to the angler and a countdown to ending time.
Hungry & Thirsty – We will provide lunch and water each day for all volunteers. If you have special dietary needs, please bring your own lunch.
Comfort – Bring a camp chair, sturdy shoes, rain jacket, and comfortable clothes. A walking stick, camera, sun hat are also great items to have in a day pack.
Volunteer Gear Suggestions WFFC 2016
Sunday’s, June 19 – August 14, at the Vail Farmer’s Market
World Fly Fishing Championship Tent.
Volunteer Training & Dinner
Monday, September 12, 2016, 5:00 pm‐7:00 pm, Evergreen Lodge Vail
Controller training, meet the organizers, dinner provided.
Final training at the championship headquarters.
Get your badge and swag bag!
Event App – Get the App for Smartphones available at Apple Store and Google Play This championship app will provide event schedules and venue maps to festivities, competition sectors and practice venues. A live feed will broadcast action as it’s happening and the latest info and results will be posted here. Stay in touch with the Championship! Easy to use maps will get you to volunteer meeting locations.
Wednesday September 14th 2016 – 7am-7pm.
Thursday – September 15th 2016 – 7am-1pm.
Friday- September 16th 2016 – 7am-7pm.
Volunteer as Venue Support.
These positions are off water at the various venues.
Teams Registration-September 11
Flag Parade, Opening Ceremony, Welcome Dinner-September 11
Sector Support-September 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Conservation Symposium-September 17
Closing Ceremony, Awards Dinner-September 17
Please contact me with any questions.
Lodging in the valley
Controller training video