Video of Payback: TU volunteers in action
How does Trout Unlimited get so much great stream restoration work done? At least part of the answer is TU's army of grassroots volunteers. Check out this new video, called "Payback," that showcases the Snake River Cutthroats chapter and their hands-... [ READ MORE... ]
The 2013 salmon fishing season in Alaska is still under way but already it’s a record year. As of late August, fishermen have sustainably harvested more than 254 million salmon in a tightly regulated commercial fishery. The last time the Alaska salmon harvest hit those levels was 2005, the previous... [ READ MORE... ]
Video of Ashton Kutcher on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1
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... [ READ MORE... ]
by Toner Mitchell
According to Ryan Flynn, Secretary-Designate of the New Mexico Environment Department, approximately 30 percent of his state’s streams fall short of one or more standards for acceptable water quality. Rivers display impairments associated with erosion and associated turbidity,... [ READ MORE... ]
Sleeping with the fishes
by Toner Mitchell
I’m one of those people who wishes for a kind of reincarnation where I get to choose what my next life will be. I’d like to be the most extreme steelhead bum imaginable: a shed in the forest, my pork and beans as cold as my whiskey is warm, the... [ READ MORE... ]
Video of Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1
Jimmy Kimmel's wife must have raised an eyebrow last week when her husband interviewed comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the conversation turned to fly fishing. Kimmel uttered the phrase, "It's really the only thing I care about ..... [ READ MORE... ]
What do you get when you combine the "sausage-making" background of a D.C. policy wonk and a passion for chasing wild and native fish on the fly?
You get a six-month travelogue from an inspired young angler who likely has more understanding of how intact habitat translates into angling opportunity... [ READ MORE... ]
This June, twelve young Bristol Bay residents, gathered at Mission Lodge on Lake Aleknagik for a week-long, on river course that helped develop their skills as guides, taught them how to fly fish and got into some nitty-gritty discussions on the dynamics between fishing (whether with a net or rod... [ READ MORE... ]
I fish a lot. Not as much some, but more than most, and while I love a good tale about the salmonfly hatch on the Henry's Fork or the Hex hatch up in Michigan, nothing quite gets me going like 'hopper season.
Say what you will about the blue-winged olives of the fall or the sqwalas of the... [ READ MORE... ]
By Aaron Kindle
I am often asked why I choose to spend so much time out in wild country? The question always strikes me as odd. I usually respond with “why not”? I simply can’t imagine a life without wide-open spaces, clear streams and wild critters. It would be a life I wouldn’t want to live.
Most... [ READ MORE... ]