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... ]
It's only been a couple of weeks, and usually by now, I've come off the high that comes with fishing far-flung places and stopped looking at real estate next to particularly fishy waters. But this time is... different.
I was fortunate enough to lead a blogger/writer/photographer tour to the... [ READ MORE... ]
As many of you know, TU, with the gracious support of Fishpond, RIO Products and Tenkara USA, visited Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest in July with a host of writers, bloggers and photographers with the hope that shining a little light on the fly fishing opportunities in the region would... [ READ MORE... ]
By Dave Glenn
I do it once a year. Me, a fly rod, four horses and a couple of dogs. When the heat of the summer is in its prime I’ll head for the mountains for a week of “Dave solo time.”
I don’t do it to get in all the fishing I possibly can and it’s not about covering all the country I can. It’s... [ READ MORE... ]
By Corey Fisher
For the last few months, USGS Daily Stream Flow Conditions and NRCS Montana Snotel have been my two most frequented websites. Not Facebook, not Twitter, not www.new.tu.org. Nope, I’ve been in search of hard data, the kind of government funded, scientific, real time statistics that... [ READ MORE... ]
Randy Melton, a hunting and fishing guide with Avalanche Outfitters highlights the Thompson Divide's importance to sportsmen and to his business.
"As a sportsman you've got an even deeper connection to the land. (You feel that) when you're up in the Thompson Divide in the fall when the elk are... [ READ MORE... ]
The TU Blogger Tour, version 2013, visited a local Alaskan fish processing plant on Tuesday of this week and journalists got a true inside look into how wild Alaskan salmon go from the nets or the lines to the market and, eventually, to your table.
Thanks to Tyson Fick of the Alaskan Seafood... [ READ MORE... ]
Just a quick note to thank TU's sponsors of this year's TU Blogger Tour. Fishpond, RIO Products and Tenkara USA each contributed funding and gear to make this year's tour to Alaska's Tongass National Forest possible, and we're grateful for their support.
The Tongass is a true angler's paradise that... [ READ MORE... ]