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A front-line warning sign on Peleliu during World War II.   By Chris Hunt   My grandfather was an old man the last time we fished together on Robinson Creek, not far from where it leaves the boundary of Yellowstone National Park and flows into Idaho at the depths of a thigh-busting canyon.   We’d [ READ MORE... ]
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I have a float tube. I probably haven't taken it off it's hook in the garage in half a dozen years. Maybe more. Lake fishing really isn't my thing, I guess. But after watching the video below by Todd Moen, I may need to rethink my perspective on still-water fishing. Granted, I don't have an old [ READ MORE... ]
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Mike Sayre, president of the Ernie Nester chapter in West Virginia, presents a Spy Point camera to David Hylton, a state conservation officer. Hylton will use the camera to deter poaching on the catch-and-release-only section of Paint Creek in Fayette County. (Photo courtesy of Mike Sayre.) By Mark [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy Scholfield There’s no getting around a basic fact: cleaning up abandoned mines is a tough task that requires money. Time, commitment and money. So there must be an accounting error in the just-released Trump administration budget for the EPA. Because despite Secretary Scott Pruitt [ READ MORE... ]
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If you fish for trout, you likely have at least half-a dozen spools of tippet constantly at the ready, just in case you need to add length to your leader, change the tippet strength to throw bigger flies to larger fish or to rebuild a diminishing leader. And, if you're like me, you despise the [ READ MORE... ]
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Earlier this month, the EPA and the Pebble Limited Partnership announced that the court case between the two entities will be settled, and that the PLP will be able to move through the permitting process and potentially develop the world's largest open-pit copper and gold mine in the headwaters of [ READ MORE... ]
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Fish like this stout wild Pennsylvania brown trout have helped TU staffer Chad Chorney's transition from the West to the East. By R. Chad Chorney “What? You’re moving from Idaho to Pennsylvania? Why would you ever do that?”  I can’t tell you how many times I received that reaction from friends and [ READ MORE... ]
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It's almost summer, which means it's almost time to get out on the small waters here in the West and prospect for wild and native trout. There may be no better "attractor" pattern for trout than the venerable Adams. First tied in 1922 by Leonard Halladay to imitate a basic mayfly, and first fished [ READ MORE... ]
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A decade or so ago, I got a Sage Z-Axis as a birthday gift. It was, at the time, the most expensive fly rod I'd ever touched, let alone fished. In those 10 years or so, that fast 7-weight has been all over the world and helped me catch fish ranging from steelhead to tarpon. It's a staple in my [ READ MORE... ]
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Volunteers assist TU staff on a riparian corridor planting project in the upper Potomac River watershed in West Virginia. Elimination of funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, as proposed in President Trump's FY2018 budget, would devastate stream restoration efforts that are helping to improve [ READ MORE... ]
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