Reprinted from Roll Call, April 10, 2015
Trout season — the harbinger of spring and warmer weather — is upon us, and I’m looking forward to taking my kids fishing and swimming in our favorite stream along our land in West Virginia.
It might not look like much, but we’re happy to catch bass and blue... [ READ MORE... ]
Bristol Bay, Alaska took another step toward protection today when multi-national mining giant, Rio Tinto announced it was donating its 19 percent interest in the proposed Pebble Mine project, and abandoning any plans to mine for copper and gold from the Pebble deposit.
Good news for trout and... [ READ MORE... ]
Group shot of NJ TU chapter members who participated in the second March Madness Fly Tying event held on Saturday, 3/22/14 in Cranford, NJ. Hosted by the Rahway River chapter, over 40 TU members honed their tying skills and donated flies to Project Healing Waters, Casting For Recovery and TU... [ READ MORE... ]
EPA and the Corps of Engineers Takes Step to Improve Fishing
For the past decade, a cloud has hung over 60 percent of the rivers and streams historically covered by the Clean Water Act, one of our country’s bedrock laws for protecting rivers, streams and wetlands. For more than... [ READ MORE... ]
"Man, I wish I had a video camera," we've all thought it — watching the stream roll along, chatting with a passionate individual about a stream, a project or great days of fishing. With most of carrying smartphones in our pockets, we almost always do have a camera with us.
Shooting video can seem... [ READ MORE... ]
In the fall of 2012, TU launched a campaign aimed at getting more women to sign up as members. In just one year, over 2,600 women signed up and currently there is a National 13 percent retention rate so far on these trial members.
With the success of numerous events and courses, as well as local... [ READ MORE... ]
Last Friday we came a step closer to one of the most significant conservation victories of our time. The EPA announced that it is moving forward to protect Bristol Bay from industrial scale mining under the authority of the Clean Water Act.
Thank you for giving us the grassroots fuel to make this... [ READ MORE... ]
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Apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Ancient Mariner and Albatrosses everywhere.
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to use. That’s how some Georgians may feel if Gov. Deal has his way in the General Assembly with SB 213, the cleverly named Flint River Drought Protection Act. It allows... [ READ MORE... ]
I put this together today just kind of making it up as I went along and came out with what I think is kind of like a hybrid Hare's Ear/ Copper John. I'd appreciate any feedback or opinions on how to make it better. I tied a few in tan and dark hare's ear as well. Here's the recipe:
Hook: Umpqua... [ READ MORE... ]