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Outdoor manufacturer and retailer Patagonia took a bold step recently and produced the company's first-ever TV ad. Was about the new Patagonia waders that pack down into a bag the size of a loaf of bread? Or the company's new offerings in raingear or light-weight climbing attire? No. To all of the [ READ MORE... ]
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It’s a 5-weight world, baby. Did you know that over half of all fly rods sold in America right now are 9-foot 5-weights? That means all the small-stream rods, saltwater rods, pike rods, carp rods, Euro nymph rods, and everything else put together MIGHT add up to the most popular single length and [ READ MORE... ]
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Trout in austere, backcountry creeks are oppotunists. The very thing that makes these streams so appealing to anglers—cold, cystal clear waters, amazing viewscapes, a wild, largely untouched setting—is what makes life so tough on small-stream trout. Food is scarce, and just about anything that [ READ MORE... ]
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Bull trout are the only native char to the interior Northwest. Close relatives to brook trout, Arctic char and Dolly Varden, they require the coldest and cleanest waters to survive and thrive. It's no suprise that their populations have been greatly impacted by development over the years. Dams have [ READ MORE... ]
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Here's a little good news for your weekend. A few days ago, a year to the day that tens of thousands of coldwater fish were killed in the Yellowstone River due to low flows, high water temperatures, and associated disease, TU signed an agreement with Kinross—a mining company out of Toronto—that [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Hunt   The old two-track along the small stream in Idaho’s Caribou National Forest sees some ATVs now and then, but not too many folks in their Razors are there to fish, thankfully.   It’s not a secret stream, not by any means. But it take some effort to get there. And once you’re there, [ READ MORE... ]
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This may come as a shock to a lot of anglers out there, but the state with the most miles of trout water isn't Montana or Colorado. It's not Idaho or Wyoming or California.  It's Pennsylvania. And in Pennsylvania, folks are serious about their trout water, so much so that state Fish and Boat [ READ MORE... ]
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At the beginning of summer, I reached out to John Van Vleet at Scientific Anglers. It was going to be what I was calling the "3-weight summer," and I wanted to take the opportunity to review some light-weight fly lines under a variety of circumstances.  John sent me several lines to use this summer [ READ MORE... ]
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The area around Fernie, B.C., is a trout fisher's paradise. I had the good fortune to visit last summer, and strategizing for a September visit this year. For big cutthroats on dry flies and the chance for double-digit bull trout, this place is likely the best on earth. Clearly B.C. part [ READ MORE... ]
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Editor's note: The TU Costa Five Rivers Native Odyssey team spent the summer traveling across America in search of native trout. This installment: Idaho.  Public Land: Sawtooth National Forest The Sawtooth National Forest encompasses 2,110,408 acres largely in Idaho, but also partially in Utah. It [ READ MORE... ]
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