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If your club is looking for a unique way to raise money, TBF has one for you – Customizable Polarized Sunglasses and Custom Federation Angler IM7 rods! Visit the club fundraiser page.


  • TBF is 100% member-owned, with no big executive salaries as all the National Officers and Board of Directors are non-paid volunteers. NO ONE else can say that!
  • TBF is the ONLY 100% member-owned fishing organization in America.
  • 100% of TBF member dues are paid back 100% each year. Full TBF Members benefits and MLF Subscriber Membership Benefits ALL for one low price.
  • MORE member advancement spots into industry-leading events than any other fishing program in the nation.
  • A powerful collective voice on issues of importance to anglers dealing with Fishing, Youth, and Conservation. We work every day to protect YOUR rights to fish and spend time in the out of doors.
  • DIRECT $$ funding to YOUR home state federation for every new member signed up each year!
  • Deep TBF membership discounts and upgrades for TBF members to upgrade this MLF subscriber membership to MLF competitor membership and fish one of their events or to join NBAA or from your own NBAA division.
  • DRASTICALLY reduced travel and costs for our members! 21 close to home, Low cost TBF National Semi final events scheduled on weekends so any member can attend. 21 Districts across the nation you need not drive more than to the state next door to attempt to qualify for the TBF Federation National Championship!
  • Advancement opportunities through “local” TBF National Semi-Finals to fish in the biggest events in bass Fishing: MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TBF MEMBERS
  • Federation National Championship
  • BFL All-American (7 boaters, 7 co-anglers (who have upgraded to MLF competitor )
  • Twice the number of TBF Anglers (2 from each state vs 1 as in the past) progress to the Federation National Championship.
  • “Living the Dream” contract for the boater AND co-angler of the Federation National Championship.
    • Fully-paid entry fees as a PRO into the winner’s choice of events.
    • A new Ranger Z520 Boat motor and trailer!
    • A significant cash prize and much more.
  • Regional Living YOUR Dream Prize packages for all 7 division champion boaters and 7 division champion co-anglers from the Federation Championship.
  • MLF will provide priority registration to TBF members in all their events
  • TBF members are already MLF subscriber members which gets them the biggest discount on a MLF Competitor membership in the industry!

Industry’s BEST insurance coverage for State Federations, Clubs and Members, for your peace of mind.

  • $1 million per Occurance, 5MM aggregate per location in general liability insurance for your club and active TBF members, per occurrence unlimited.
  • $25,000 excess medical coverage!
  • $10,000 AD&D event coverage for every TBF member and MUCH more.


Sponsor Partner Support

  • Special product discounts and TBF member rewards from many of our sponsors, including:
    • Ranger Boats BONUS cash for doing well in qualified events! Check them out at and  Ranger Cup
    • Power Pole  and more
  • Product to state Federations from sponsor promotions.
  • $12,000 scholarship & prizes awarded at the TBF Junior World Championship, top 8th grade and under teams advance from every state.
  • Student Anglers Federation Founded the National High School Fishing Movement in America in 2007
  • 48 High School State Championships
  • 3 Open  Challenge events
  • Annual High School Fishing World Finals & National Championship.
  • High School and College fishing teams.
  • Funding and equipment for youth programs Such as the TBF “Reel Kids” casting program.
  • Hundreds of thousands of dollars and volunteer time and equipment at the local levels donated to fishery conservation across the nation.
  • 4 Full pages (Minimum) in MLF digital magazine for federation stories about you! Federation coverage like never before.(we want your stories…contact us!)


MLF  Membership Benefits (included!)

Magazine and Subscriber Benefits – Receive the digital magazine during the time your membership is active and all listed subscriber benefits as an active TBF member, including the industry’s best and guaranteed lowest discount rate on a MLF competitor membership if you want one.

For more information, visit MLF Fishing

NBAA membership 75% discount for TBF members to join or if there is no NBAA division near you it is EASY to start one!  Check it all out at