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up·cy·cle (əpˌsīkəl), verb 1. reuse discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. By Walt Gasson Let’s assume for a moment that you fish. Pretty safe assumption, if you’re reading this. Then let’s assume that you fish from a drift [ READ MORE... ]
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By Walt Gasson OK, show of hands: Who knows Nate Stevane? If you don’t, you should. Everyone knows that you can’t swing a dead cat in Montana, and not hit a fishing outfitter. But not everyone knows Nate Stevane from Trout on the Fly in Butte, Mont. I do, and if you fly fish you should, too. Nate [ READ MORE... ]
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Fly fishing is a great way to find peace. Being on the water, being focused on something so simple yet so complex...as fly anglers we understand this connection. Yet it took me years to understand why my father, a WWII veteran of the South Pacific, so valued fishing in his life. It wasn't about [ READ MORE... ]
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Not every TU Business member is a fly shop or an outfitter. In fact, as TU Business membership has grown from 80 to almost 500 over the course of the last five years, more and more “non-traditional” business members have joined the ranks. We’re grateful for their support. Take Solid Rock Masonry, [ READ MORE... ]
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One of the highest forms of praise for any of us in the fly fishing world is to be recognized by the best for being the best.  Our peers know excellence because they provide excellence. That’s why I was so happy when Madison Valley Ranch was recognized by Orvis at the 2015 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in [ READ MORE... ]
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If you live in the Atlanta area and you love fly fishing, you really need to come on down to The Fly Fishing Show at the Infinite Energy Center. You'll see a host of TU Businesses represented. You can try out the gear, check out some great fly fishing destinations and hang out with people who love [ READ MORE... ]
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(Photo credit: Pat Newell) For those of us who live here, it’s an inconvenient truth: Wyoming’s economy is prone to boom and bust cycles. It’s a great place to live, a perfect place to raise a family and an awesome place to fish. But the fact is that Wyoming rides the energy wave. Most recently, we [ READ MORE... ]
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The North Platte River in Wyoming is often called legendary, the proverbial “Land of the Giants”. It’s cliché to say that any river is legendary, but this one really might be. The North Platte is one of only two major rivers in Wyoming that run south to north. Its freestone stretches start in [ READ MORE... ]
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Everyone knows and loves the connections that are formed around an open fire. That part of human nature goes way back to our beginnings, and we celebrate it every time we gather around a campfire. The celebration really takes off in the art and science of cooking over an open fire – from hot dogs [ READ MORE... ]
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Quick – the Raritan River. Where is it? If you had asked me that question a few years ago, I would have been stumped. Here’s a hint: It’s home to some of the best fly fishing you never heard about. Give up? OK, here’s the answer: New Jersey. Not long ago, I was over the tops of my waders in [ READ MORE... ]
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