The Mission of the United States Youth Fly Fishing Team is to develop the highest quality competitive fly-fishing team to represent the United States in the FIPS-Mouche worldwide competition each year. We are dedicated to excellence in the education of the sport of competitive fly fishing, stream conservation, the value of our waterways, the etiquette of sportsmanship and international fellowship. During international forums and competitions, we vow to represent the United States of America with dignity, respect and integrity. The USYFFT (a 501 (c)(3) non-profit) was incorporated in 2008 with a Board of Directors, the members of which represent significant areas of the sport, industry, and education. The USYFFT program strives to instill in young anglers an understanding of, and appreciation for, such life skills as high self esteem, personal accountability, self-discipline, goal setting and the satisfaction of achieving those goals. We believe that the process of achieving is as significant as realizing the achievement itself.