Emilee is 15. She's cautious and skeptical. Thoughtful and meticulous (when she wants to be, her mother tells me).
A couple months ago, I noticed her making some intricate "friendship bracelets" with lengths of craft yarn--the attention to detail was obvious. I immediately envisioned her sitting... [ READ MORE... ]
By Franklin Tate
Sometimes it is downright difficult to put something into words. Try as you might, you can’t take a personal experience and capture it in sentences or paragraphs. Language up and fails you, neglecting to convey, translate or relate.
Such was my challenge as director of TU’s... [ 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... ]
Chris Santella, author of the new book, "Why I Fly Fish," is one of the most recognizable names among fly fishing writers in the country, in part because his bylines appear regularly in the pages of the New York Times (among other prestigious publications), but also because he's so darn good at... [ READ MORE... ]
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... ]
Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a hands-on environmental education program for students of all ages. It allows students to raise trout from eggs to fingerlings begining in October and then release them into watershed streams in the spring.Throuough the school year students study trout biology and... [ 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... ]