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Buy a beer, help TU. Several years back, I got the chance to tour the Upslope Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colo., just as we were negotiating an agreement with the company's top officer, Henry Wood. Upslope, at the time, was on the verge of a big growth spurt, but Wood and his team wanted to make sure, [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood The one that got away isn’t always a fish. Eighteen years ago, I got a phone call from the forest supervisor of the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest in southwest Oregon. He wanted President Clinton to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to make a big chunk of the forest a [ READ MORE... ]
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False casting is a necessary evil for fly casters, but it's important to realize that it serves several purposes. First, if you're fishing dry flies, it helps dry your fly and keep the fly floating longer during a fishing session. Second, as TROUT Magazine Editor Kirk Deeter demonstrates in this [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sam Davidson I read recently that the Millennial generation cares more about experiences than possessions. This was gratifying to me, as I have hewn to that credo myself since I was old enough to understand the choice—and my two children are the tail end of the Millennials. It got me thinking [ READ MORE... ]
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I'm warming to streamer fishing for trout, but I'll be the first to admit, I'm a late convert. My aversion to heaving heavy flies into deep water using sink-tips, shooting heads or full-on sinking lines could more aptly be described as an abhorance of the inconvenient. Throwing that much weight [ READ MORE... ]
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Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho. Photo by Chris Hunt by Chris Hunt I admit it. I'm biased. I love my home state of Idaho. Home to sprawling sage-brush seas, sky-piercing mountains, old-growth cedar and spruce forests and some of the best trout water on the planet, it's no accident [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore Not long after industry groups like the Outdoor Industry Association and the American Fly Fishing Trade Association vocally supported U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) as President-elect Trump's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Interior, Zinke was among many in [ READ MORE... ]
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Fly fishing at Cinco Rios, Chile. Photo courtesy of Cinco Rios Lodge.   Want to hit some of the best fishing in the world with kindred spirits? Trout Unlimited, through its Griffith’s Circle giving community, is offering some great options for 2017. They include:   Harrison Homestead, Montana: Two [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Walter Hinick, the Ravalli Republic When I first moved to eastern Idaho as a journalist almost 20 years ago, I was assigned a story about the priority the National Park Service was placing on protecting native cutthroat trout. New to the area, I started doing some basic research on the [ READ MORE... ]
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Shorten the strip to improve chances at connecting with fish. Photo by Chris Hunt.   I had the extreme good fortune of spending the last two weeks in Chile's northern Patagonia region, fishing rivers like the Yelcho and the Palena. But we also fished Lago Yelcho, a big, beautiful blue lake that [ READ MORE... ]
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