Conservation. That is the main focus of everyone who is a part of TU. But honestly, what’s the point? Millions of dollars and volunteer hours are funneled into this amorphous word by hundreds of thousands of people world-wide. So why don’t we just stop? That instant revulsion you... [ READ MORE... ]
Join us again for the 3rd annual Sierra Trout Camp hosted with Ralph and Lisa Cutter!
Where: Sagehen Creek reasearch station, just north of Truckee, CA
When: June 21st-22nd, 2014
Who: This camp is designed for students ages 9-11
What: Sierra Trout camp is a kids camp created to teach kids ages 9-11... [ READ MORE... ]
Trout Unlimited California and the California School of Fly Fishing have announced their plans for the 2014 Trout Camp. Trout Unlimited's Sierra Youth Fishing Camp for children ages 9-11 . This weekend event will be held June 21 -22, 2014 at the UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station located on... [ READ MORE... ]
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... ]
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... ]
Ever wonder what it is like to be a TU camper? Besides the fishing, tying, and field work, what really happens at TU’s summer camps and academies? Well, for the first time, we get a look at the campers’ perspectives—a glimpse of exactly what TU Teens think about our fly fishing and conservation... [ READ MORE... ]
(located on Sagehen Creek about 10 miles north of Truckee, California) for the first annual Sierra Trout Camp. “This is the most accessible and technical youth fly fishing camp in California,” says David Lass, TU’s northern California field manager. “The camp provides students with hands-on... [ READ MORE... ]