This year's first-place winner, Hugh, tells us about how he tried to learn to fly fish just by reading books. Read about how everything finally fell into place when he got to go to camp. I suspect that this weekend, Hugh will be outside again, continuing to practice the skills he learned from TU... [ READ MORE... ]
Anyone who has ever even attempted to fly fish has heard the words “You never forget your first trout.” The phrase is as ubiquitous to the sport as “catch and release”. The First Trout holds a mythical hold over the sport. I have met people who can describe their First Trout in intricate... [ READ MORE... ]
This year's second-place winner is James, who attend TU camp this past summer in New Hampshire. James reminds us of all the reasons we fly fish. Thank you, James, for sharing your story.
Camp: NH Kids Trout Camp
TU Chapter: Basil W. Woods
Favorite River: My favorite river is the CT. River and... [ 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... ]
Our next runner-up this year is Ethan, who attended TU Camp this past summer in Georgia. Ethan's story reminds us just how much camp can mean to a teen, and of the healing power that we all find in rivers. Thank you, Ethan, for sharing your story.
Camp: Georgia TU camp at Rabun Gap
TU... [ READ MORE... ]
Every summer, TU Camp and Academy graduates are invited to enter the TU Teen essay contest, in which they share their camp experiences. This year we have four winners, and we'll be sharing the winning essays and a litte bit about the writers throughout the month of October.
Rachel is a runner-up... [ READ MORE... ]
"Adam Beede is getting press all over! He writes articles, started a student TU chapter at college, helps with many of our events, and just keeps running out in front of the pack. What an example"(Getz)!
"Adam is a college student now. He got to school and immediately started a student TU chapter... [ READ MORE... ]
My journey with TU and Cold Water Conservation has been pretty rapid. I participated in a Trout in the Classroom camp ran by Jim McCarron at my local elementary school. I had always been interested in fishing prior to the camp, but my new infatuation with fly fishing began to blossom as I spent a... [ READ MORE... ]
I attended the TU Teen Summit with one goal in mind; learn how to get teens involved with Trout Unlimited and learn how to keep them involved. Attending the camp gave me some direction on how to begin to do this. Perhaps the biggest thing I learned from the camp is that there are, in fact, other... [ READ MORE... ]
As a returning participant of the TU Teen Summit, I can successfully say that the 2013 Summit in Jackson, WY and its crew spawned great new ideas for solving the problem of lasting youth membership within TU. Though the thirty of us that gathered (ten returning from the original summit) brought... [ READ MORE... ]