The Madison River Valley, in southwest Montana near the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, is one of the West's last best places. Legendary fishing guide Craig Mathews narrates this short video about a partnership between TU and the Trust for Public Land to restore flows and protect open... [ READ MORE... ]
Fall is my favorite season in Yellowstone Country. The crowds thin out, the colors change, the fishing picks up and the wildlife comes out in full force. Nothing says “autumn” to me like swinging flies on the Madison in the park.
The past few weeks have thrown off my calendar, though — the park has... [ READ MORE... ]
You’ve always wanted to fish in Patagonia. Admit it – you have. Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger, we’ve all wanted to fish the legendary water of Argentina. You’ve seen the videos, read about it, and even dreamed about it. It’s on your bucket list. So pull it out of the bucket and just go do it. We’... [ READ MORE... ]
Have you ever placed an order for flies for the upcoming season and later find out they are on backorder for the most coverted and/or treasured secret fly of your best water? On more than one occasion, my clients seem to donate more Hendrickson's and Copper John's to the various large woody... [ READ MORE... ]
By Chris Hunt
If you fish these days, and you're a die-hard catch-and-release angler, chances are, you capture the memoies of your trophies in megapixels. And, with the relatively affordable digital cameras on the market today, there's no reason you shouldn't.
But are you taking the best... [ READ MORE... ]
I'm a creek freak... a smaller-is-better backcountry trout angler who doesn't so much get turned on by the size of the trout, but instead by the backdrop. Fly fishing, to me at least, is best done in a place where wild trout will answer the dinner bell, not some hatchery reared behemoth that tugs... [ READ MORE... ]
A little over a year ago, Marc Payne won an essay contest for the right to join TU on a blogger tour of Yellowstone National Park, where he helped remove non-native lake trout from Yellowstone Lake and learn more about how invasive species are threatening the native cutthroat trout and grayling of... [ READ MORE... ]
For nine years, Rachel Morgan worked in a Caldwell, Idaho, fly shop, catering to the needs of local anglers, and distributing advice on local waters freely. Rachel is an upbeat lady, personable, friendly and passionate about the craft that she credits with saving her life.
A traumatic childhood... [ 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... ]