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by Randy Scholfield If you want some good clues about river health, check out the bug life. Trout Unlimited, Mountain Studies Institute and partners today announced plans for a multi-year monitoring of the Animas River in southwest Colorado to gauge the overall health of the Animas River and [ READ MORE... ]
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by Randy Scholfield Colorado last week took a welcome step to return some sanity to the debate about public lands in the West. The state's General Assembly passed a bill that establishes Colorado Public Lands Day, which designates the third Saturday of May each year to acknowledge the importance of [ READ MORE... ]
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by Randy Scholfield  Colorado rivers are on a roll of bad luck.   I thought I had seen everything last year when the Gold King Mine blew out and spewed mustard-colored toxic sludge into the headwaters of the Animas River here in Colorado. Thankfully, no fish in the Animas' Gold Medal waters were [ READ MORE... ]
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Jack Williams, TU senior scientist, addresses the conference.  by Randy Scholfield They are survivors -- Gila, Apache, and Rio Grande cutthroat trout, natives that have survived in the rugged high mountain streams of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado for tens of thousands of years. But today, these [ READ MORE... ]
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by Barbara Plake Although it is still the case that fly-fishing is male dominated, more women are becoming interested in this sport. Why should men have all the fun? One of the barriers to women joining the contingent of fly-fishers is lack of knowledge. Unlike many men who are introduced to [ READ MORE... ]
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In this episode of TROUT Tips with TROUT Magazine editor Kirk Deeter we talk about the most common mistake that anglers make when they make a cast. The tailing loop.“The tailing loop is to fly anglers what the slice is to golfers,” says Deeter.Deeter discusses a simple trick to remedy this common [ READ MORE... ]
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 By Jason Willis The Kerber Creek watershed comprises just over 64,000 acres in the northern San Luis Valley of Colorado.  The headwaters drain through the historic Bonanza Mining District, which is littered with left over draining adits and mine waste/tailing piles from decades of mining.  Several [ READ MORE... ]
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Are you a pack rat by nature? Guilty on all accounts. I've got fly line, extra spools and countless other material lying around my garage. Time to put it to good use. This week Kirk Deeter, editor of TROUT Magazine, is back with a simple tip on what to do with some of that old fly line laying [ READ MORE... ]
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By Jeff Florence For many fly fishermen, the winter months are the best time to sit under a desk lamp in the basement with nothing but their fly tying tools and their imagination. Why? Because fly tying offers benefits that cannot be achieved through purchasing flies. For many, the cold, winter [ READ MORE... ]
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by Danielle Adams For Colorado, the snowpack levels don’t only affect recreation, they affect our way of life. While the accumulation may wreak havoc on commutes, the snow provides Colorado with some much-needed moisture during the hotter, drier months. Thanks to a strong El Niño winter, the [ READ MORE... ]
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