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... ]
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... ]
The 2013 salmon fishing season in Alaska is still under way but already it’s a record year. As of late August, fishermen have sustainably harvested more than 254 million salmon in a tightly regulated commercial fishery. The last time the Alaska salmon harvest hit those levels was 2005, the previous... [ READ MORE... ]
Video of Ashton Kutcher on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1
We all know that comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is a rabid fly fisher, but did you know that actor Ashton Kutcher, star of the new movie, "Jobs," is also a trout bum? He showed up on the set of Kimmel's show recently with the hat to... [ READ MORE... ]
Video of Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Jimmy Kimmel Live PART 1
Jimmy Kimmel's wife must have raised an eyebrow last week when her husband interviewed comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the conversation turned to fly fishing. Kimmel uttered the phrase, "It's really the only thing I care about ..... [ 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... ]
This June, twelve young Bristol Bay residents, gathered at Mission Lodge on Lake Aleknagik for a week-long, on river course that helped develop their skills as guides, taught them how to fly fish and got into some nitty-gritty discussions on the dynamics between fishing (whether with a net or rod... [ 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... ]