We all know that comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is a rabid fly fisher, but did you know that actor Ashton Kutcher, star of the new movie, "Jobs," is also a trout bum? He showed up on the set of Kimmel's show recently with the hat to prove it, and the two had a brief exchange about fly fishing before talking about Kutcher's passion for start-up technology and his role as Steve Jobs, the creator of Apple Computer.
Kutcher is making lots of headlines these days--during the Teen Choice Awards, he was lauded for a speech he gave to America's young people in which he now famously says, "I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work."
That's great advice for young people, and something we take to heart at TU, as well. In just 55 years, we've gone from a little fishing club formed to protect the Au Sable River in Michigan to perhaps the most successful on-the-ground conservation organization in America. As Kutcher says, opportunity looks a lot like hard work, and our staff and volunteers can attest to the challenges that come with protecting, reconnecting and restoring our trout and salmon waters.