It’s easy to overlook small tributary creeks, but they play a big role in ensuring river health—and fishing opportunities. In this video, Lyndy Caine, owner of fly-fishing paradise Firehole Ranch in Montana, speaks about her collaboration with TU to preserve healthy flows and habitat in Watkins... [ READ MORE... ]
The unheralded 40th anniversary of Montana adopting a wild trout management policy may surprise some Montanans. Perhaps it's even more surprising to Montanans that there is an anniversary of wild trout management, at all. But the anniversary is noteworthy for several reasons. Historically, the... [ READ MORE... ]
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... ]