There's something perfectly normal about the vision of my two kids wandering together down a backcountry trail, fly rods in hand and a little bounce in their steps. I know how lucky I am to take in this image on a somewhat regular basis--living in a place where the ability to just start walking on... [ READ MORE... ]
The highlight of the first full day of the ICAST/IFTD show every year is the The Drake Magazine's Fly Fishing Film Awards.
"It's the Academy Awards of the fly fishing industry," explains Tom Sadler, the president of the Massanutten TU chapter in Harrisonburg, Va., and a guide at Mossy Creek Fly... [ READ MORE... ]
Jim Furnish, a former top U.S. Forest Service official, has a strong message for his former bosses – stop the ecologically-damaging and money-losing practice of old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest and do it now.
In an editorial published in the Juneau Empire this week, Furnish... [ READ MORE... ]
By BRENDAN JONES
As a resident of Sitka, in Southeast Alaska, I’ve worked in the local commercial fishing industry on and off for the past 17 years. This summer I’ll go out on the boat once more, in search of salmon, which have become one of the drivers of the region’s economic recovery.
This year... [ READ MORE... ]
Tourism is thriving in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. So why is the U.S. Forest Service slashing its investment in this growing, renewable industry? That's the key question posed by the president and chief executive of Alaska's largest tourism association this week in an op-ed in the Juneau... [ READ MORE... ]
Across the country, trout fishing is finally warming up after a bitter winter. Streams in the Rockies are flush with snowmelt. In the East, spring rains mean small brook trout streams are roaring. Come late summer, though, many of these waters where you’re catching fish now may be reduced to... [ READ MORE... ]
Acclaimed author, anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis will speak in Juneau this evening at the invitation of Trout Unlimited Alaska.
Davis will speak about the Sacred Headwaters and how First Nations and others worked to protect this salmon stronghold -- the birthplace of the... [ READ MORE... ]
The morning light in the window is soft and bright. The old Labrador takes her time getting up out of bed. It’s cold in the room and I’m lamenting the fact that I didn’t turn the heat on last night.
These are signs of a spring in the Rockies. No need to check the forecast. No need to check the... [ READ MORE... ]
Statement in Tribute to Billy Frank, Jr.
Trout Unlimited was saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Billy Frank, Jr. Mr. Frank, up until the very end, was a tireless advocate for tribal treaty rights and for Pacific Northwest salmon.
A member of the Nisqually Indian Tribe in south... [ READ MORE... ]
Photo Courtesy of Henry's Fork Angler
By Chris Hunt
The Osborne Bridge over the Henry’s Fork in Island Park is unremarkable. There are no mighty cables suspending it over a vast expanse of ocean. No intimidating trestles that span a vertical chasm. No massive pilings driven hundreds of feet into... [ READ MORE... ]