Manchester, Vermont – February 26, 2016 – The American Museum of Fly Fishing announced today that Ted Turner will be honored with their 2016 Heritage Award. The celebration will take place on May 12, 2016 in New York City and will be chaired by Leigh and Annie Perkins. For more details about the event location please contact

The 2016 Heritage Award event will begin with a Leadership Circle cocktail

reception at 5:30 in the evening and a general reception at 6:15. This will be

followed by dinner and an auction benefitting the American Museum of Fly Fishing.

Auction items will include an array of intriguing options from fly rods, reels, and

destination trips to lunch with former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul

Volcker. The Museum is also particularly excited to announce that a set of two

extremely rare Signature Series, Model 150 salmon reels made by the late Stan

Bogdan will be available to bid on during the event. This is the penultimate set that

will never again be available to the public.

Ted Turner is an American media mogul who began his career in 1970 with Turner

Advertising Company. Subsequently, he launched TBS and the “superstation

concept”, and purchased the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks. Turner launched CNN in 1980, and continued to build a portfolio of unrivaled cable television news and entertainment brands (TNT, Cartoon Network, Time Warner Cable, and more) over the next two decades. Aside from being an entrepreneurial mastermind, Mr. Turner is an extremely influential philanthropist who supports clean energy, improvement of water and air quality, wildlife habitat protection, and safeguarding environmental health. He has received many industry awards and civic honors, including multiple lifetime achievement awards, and has been recognized as Angler of the Year by Fly Rod & Reel magazine, as well as Man of the Year by TIME Magazine. As a true ambassador to the sport of fly fishing, and a steward to the land and trout, AMFF is pleased to honor Mr. Turner for his commitment to the sport of fly fishing and natural resource conservation.

“Ted Turner has been one of the most successful businessmen of his generation and

now is one of our nation’s most influential philanthropists: a master at recognizing

and taking action where he sees a need. Mr. Turner has become a force in preserving our national heritage through his extraordinary efforts in restoration and

conservation. His sense of environmental stewardship arose from his love for fly

fishing, a unique sport that as connects much more than man to fish. On behalf of the

American Museum of Fly Fishing and its Board of Trustees, I am honored to

announce Ted Turner as our 2016 Heritage Award recipient.” – Karen Kaplan,

President of the Board of Trustees.

To view previous Heritage Award recipients please click here.

To keep informed about the 2016 Heritage Award Event please click here.

About the American Museum of Fly Fishing:

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is the steward of the history, traditions, and practices of the sport of fly-fishing and promotes the conservation of its waters. The Museum collects, preserves, exhibits, studies, and interprets the artifacts, art, and literature of the sport and uses these resources to engage, educate, and benefit all. The Museum fulfills this mission through our public programs (including exhibitions, gallery programs, lectures, special events, and presentations), our publications, and our quarterly journal, The American Fly Fisher.


For more information about the Museum and the 2016 Heritage Award please visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


Media Contacts:

Peter Nardini | Communications Coordinator | 802-362-3300 ext. 207 |

Samantha Pitcher | Membership and Events Coordinator | 802-362-3300 ext. 208 |