Dedicated to the men and women of the United Stares armed forces, the Veterans Service Program is an initiative by Trout Unlimited to connect our members with recovering soldiers and disabled veterans through fly fishing and cold water conservation. In partnership with Project Healing Waters and others, TU members are teaching the basics of fly fishing and fly tying, and providing an introduction to our conservation issues, leading to many on stream outings throughout the country. The VSP brings healing, hope and rehabilitation to those who have given so much to protect our freedoms.
I had the honor to lead a group of 7 wounded warriors from the Bozeman based Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation on a day fishing trip to a beautiful tributary of the upper Missouri River. The weather was challenging (it was snowing....), but dressed up in some great Simms fishing gear, we... [ READ MORE... ]
With sincere apologies (and a significant amount of gratitude) to Paul Harvey and Dodge, TU's communications staff recently produced the introductory video to Chris Wood's annual State of TU presentation (stay tuned--the whole speech will be online shortly) to membership at last week's annual... [ READ MORE... ]
2014 TU Southeast Regional Meeting
March 29, 2014
Join fellow anglers and TU volunteer leaders from across the Southeast in Dillard, Georgia on March 29, 2013.
Who should attend? Anyone committed to building effective TU chapters and councils.
What will you learn? Opportunities... [ READ MORE... ]
Appearing online today in the Southern Trout, Beau Beasely, a great friend of TU and our Veterans Service Partnership, chronicles two marvelous days of camaraderie and trout fishing in the North Georgia mountains. Through a cooperative effort between the Blue Ridge Mountain, Foothills, Gold Rush... [ READ MORE... ]
Sept. 17, 2013
Chris Wood, President and CEO, Trout Unlimited (703) 284-9403
Statement from Chris Wood: TU stands ready to help Colorado recover from disaster
The following is from Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited:
All of us in the Trout Unlimited family are concerned... [ 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... ]
The water was absolutely beautiful, but of course, it was supposed to be. The eight veterans and their guides were standing upon the bank of the famed Willowemoc – just downstream from the exact spot that George LaBranche, author of "The Dry Fly and Fast Water”, in 1904 cast his Pink Lady into... [ READ MORE... ]
If you're an avid fly fisher... a wannabe fish bum... and you haven't seen the suite of Costa films yet, here's your chance.
Through July, Costa and its sponsor Budweiser are taking the renowned films "GeoFish" and "Jungle Fish," as well as it's series, "The Take," on the road to craft breweries... [ READ MORE... ]
The Save Bristol Bay Road Show:
Tour will highlight proposed Pebble mine’s threat to fishing jobs, Native way of life
Alaska Natives, commercial fishermen, sportsmen and seafood processors are heading south on the Save Bristol Bay Road Show to raise awareness and build support for protecting... [ READ MORE... ]