FLY FISHING (AMFF) PRESENTED THE 2017 IZAAK WALTON AWARD TO BOZEMAN RESIDENT JIM KLUG FOR HIS PASSION FOR THE SPORT OF FLY FISHING AND INVOLVEMENT IN THEIR ANGLING COMMUNITY MTN'S KENNETH WEBB MET UP WITH HIM AND OTHERS TONIGHT AT THE RIVERSIDE COUNTRY CLUB IN BOZEMAN Jim Klug (2017 Izaak Walton Award Winner and Owner of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures): You know it was a surprise It's definitely an honor The AMFF is a great institution and to be their recipient of this award it was a surprise It's humbling I couldn't be more honored and I'm very very appreciative Kenneth Webb: Many of Jim's friends and his business partner are extremely proud of him Ian Davis (Jim Klug's Business Partner at Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures): We are a big part of Bozeman community and we have an enormous pride in that The fact that Jim is being honored tonight is a big deal for everybody at Yellow Dog We are extremely proud of Jim and all the work that he has done and we are here tonight to support Jim and the American Fly Fishing Museum Ben Bulis (Friend of Jim Klug President of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association): I think it's a great honor Jim is well known across the country and across the world as being an advocate for this sport and the conservation of fly fishing and fisheries across the country Does'nt matter where you are across this globe, if you mention Jim Klug's name, someone's going to know him Kenneth Webb: The American Museum of Fly Fishing decided to present this award to him in Bozeman Jim Klug (2017 Izaak Walton Award Winner and Owner of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures): You know it's neat to be able to do this on our hometown of Bozeman, Montana The museum (AMFF) is based in Manchester, Vermont And that's where the home of the museum, but Bozeman is the home of fly fishing I mean this is the epicenter of the fly fishing universe So for the museum to come here to our hometown to do this event here in Bozeman is fantastic It's a great honor and what better place to do it Ben Bulis (Friend of Jim Klug President of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association): I think it's great our little community of Bozeman is really the epicenter of fly fishing and this goes to show you right here Kenneth Webb: Reporting from BozemanKenneth WebbMTN News FAIRLY NICE EVENING OUT THERE