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The first all-women team to compete in the event took third at the 2016 Utah Single Fly tournament. By Heidi Lewis As the newly appointed Women’s Initiative Council Chair of Utah what better way to get women involved than a friendly fishing competition? Not just any competition, but a fundraiser [ READ MORE... ]
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Paul Thompson holds a Bear River cutthroat caught at Bear Lake. Courtesy of Paul Thompson. By Paul Thompson My love of native cutthroat trout began in 1992 when I moved from the Midwest to begin a Master's Degree at the University of Wyoming .  My graduate project allowed study of the beautiful [ READ MORE... ]
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Center pivot: better than flood irrigation for streams and fish? It depends.  By Brian Hodge In Trout Unlimited’s work with ranchers and farmers of the Upper Colorado River Basin, we often hear arguments about the relative benefits of flood and sprinkler irrigation for stream flows and fish. [ READ MORE... ]
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Long abondoned mines pose serious environmental concerns in headwater basins across the country. Trout Unlimited photo. By Warren Colyer Last week American Fork Creek, a popular angling destination on Utah’s Wasatch Front, ran thick and black with toxic sediment—the legacy of a hundred years of [ READ MORE... ]
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Colorado River cutthroat like this one in Red Creek will benefit from a project a teenager from Wyoming will oversee for her local Trout Unlimited Chapter. JANAE'S JOURNEY Editors Note: This is the first in a series of blogs being written by a high school student from Green River, Wyoming, who [ 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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The 5th Annual TU Teen Summit was held ner Missoula, Montana in 2016. By Franklin Tate Indulge me as I borrow a page right out of David Letterman’s Late Night playbook and come up with 5-plus-5 of the Headwaters Program’s shiniest stars.  Nearly every working stiff has been asked the question, “ [ READ MORE... ]
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TU Science staff Dan Dauwalter, Kurt Fesenmyer, Tucker Porter (BLM), and John Walrath electrofishing in Goose Creek. By Dan Dauwalter Habitat complexity and diversity are characteristics of healthy streams. Yellowstone cutthroat trout and other native trout species have been shown to be more [ READ MORE... ]
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The Colorado River cutthroat is one of the four subspecies of cutthroat anglers need to catch to achieve the Utah Cutthroat Slam. By Mark Hutchings The last cutthroat was the easiest – and the second smallest -- of the four qualifying fish.  “I’m done; that was fast,” I shouted to Bruiser, my [ READ MORE... ]
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Leptophlebia spinner. Jerry Schoen photo. By Jerry Schoen My introduction to fly-fishing came courtesy of a heavy Hendrickson hatch on the Battenkill River, back in the 1970s. The fish were willing, and it all seemed easy - an impression corrected over the next several days of trial, error and [ READ MORE... ]
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