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By Mike McKenna Idaho’s Big Wood River is one of the best fly fisheries in the Northern Rockies. Yet it has somehow long been overlooked and under-appreciated. The Wood, as many locals call it, gets overshadowed by its more famous neighbors: the blue ribbon waters of Silver Creek to the south, the [ READ MORE... ]
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Jack Zwiers of Grand Rapids, Michigan, traveled to Salt Lake City for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and took time to hit some local waters before the show started. Courtesy Jim Zwiers. By Brett Prettyman Meet 14-year-old Jack Zwiers, Trout Unlimited’s newest life member. The Grand Rapids, [ READ MORE... ]
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What a winning fly looks like compared to its unused brother from the Utah Single Fly Tournament on the Green River By Brett Prettyman Rumors of the demise of the Trout Unlimited Single Fly Tournament on Utah’s Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam were greatly exaggerated – at least for a while. The [ READ MORE... ]
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By Greg McReynolds Thunder rolls in the distance as I move slowly to the water hoping to catch a glimpse of a Yellowstone cutthroat. The valley is broad here, the worn mountains still hold patches of snow in the high country and the foothills are Ireland green with the late spring rains that came [ READ MORE... ]
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By Alan Folger I shouldn’t have been surprised that night falls so late and dawn comes so quickly on Slough Creek.  With its northern latitude, and the fact that we were there during the Summer Solstice, I should have expected it.  What I didn’t expect was to be wakened by a howling timber wolf. “ [ READ MORE... ]
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It is the tail-end of that time of year when I (and many others) anxiously await for the high waters of spring runoff to subside so that I may again return to the water with rod in hand.  This year, runoff was extended courtesy of late spring snow and rains that followed a depressingly warm January [ READ MORE... ]
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Fish for a cause – join Trout Unlimited and the Wood River Land Trust for the 2nd annual Big Wood Single Fly Like many western trout rivers, the Big Wood River in central Idaho has been impacted by past land-use practices, habitat loss, and reduced stream flows. As part of the Home Rivers [ READ MORE... ]
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This native redband trout was photographed in a headwater stream that is protected under the Clean Water Act thanks to a new EPA/Army Corps of Engineers clean water rule. Some in Congress seek to scrap that rule and once again put waters—and fish—like this one in jeopardy. Several riders in [ READ MORE... ]
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It’s Montana. You know you want to fish there this summer. I want to fish there this summer. We all want to fish there this summer. The only real questions have to do with the details: How? When? Where? The good news is that neither of us has to know the answers to any of those questions because [ READ MORE... ]
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A Bonneville cutthroat landed by a lucky angler in its native range in Wyoming. Chris Hunt photo By Brett Prettyman Trout Unlimited loves native fish and programs that not only promote conservation efforts for the species, but also the enjoyment of the creatures. Yellowstone cutthroat - Michelle [ READ MORE... ]
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