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Our video post yesterday on an upcoming brook trout film got a lot of traction—it's clear that I'm not the only guy out there who loves brookies, even if catching them here in the West means I'm catching a non-native fish that's likely contributed to the decline of native cutthroat trout. Let's be [ READ MORE... ]
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As I sit here in Idaho Falls watching two feet of snow melt into a slushy pond at the foot of my driveway, my buddy Kirk Deeter is likely stringing up a 5-weight with members of one of my favorite TU chapters in the country and preparing to chase some fat, tailwater trout.  In Texas.  This weekend [ READ MORE... ]
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The warmer weather this February here in the West has a lot of us thinking about rising trout. What started as a brutal winter with record snowfall is kind of going out with a wimper—I can see the grass on the front lawn here in Idaho Falls for the first time since mid-December, and we're supposed [ READ MORE... ]
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Dave Freeman with his chosen mode of transportation for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota. Courtesy Dave Freeman. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Dave Freeman. He spent a year in the wilds of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with his wife, Amy, to raise [ READ MORE... ]
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Here's one for the romantics in fly fishing—a teaser video to larger project to come about chasing native brook trout. I grew up in Colorado, fishing for introduced brookies in small headwater streams in the Rocky Mountain high country. As a kid, I had no idea that the fish I caught didn't belong [ READ MORE... ]
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Fly fishing is a great way to find peace. Being on the water, being focused on something so simple yet so complex...as fly anglers we understand this connection. Yet it took me years to understand why my father, a WWII veteran of the South Pacific, so valued fishing in his life. It wasn't about [ READ MORE... ]
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Not every TU Business member is a fly shop or an outfitter. In fact, as TU Business membership has grown from 80 to almost 500 over the course of the last five years, more and more “non-traditional” business members have joined the ranks. We’re grateful for their support. Take Solid Rock Masonry, [ READ MORE... ]
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The golden dorado is a bucket-list fish, sure. Ranging from Andes headwater rivers in Bolivia all the way to the southern marshlands of coastal Argentina, they are an amazing fly rod fish and one that has gained a lot of admiration over the last decade or so.  The video above highlights the [ READ MORE... ]
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Who taught you a respect for the river? As an interviewer it’s a simple question, right? Ten years ago, I would never have imagined paying attention as I do today when a father and daughter speak about a family tradition of loving and respecting the river. Things change, people grow and we develop [ READ MORE... ]
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Kamchatka is kind of the flavor of the month in the fly fishing travel world. It's remote and wild and full big rainbows that his flies with abondon—of course it's going to garner attention. I've yet to make this journey, but it's certainly on my list. Who wouldn't want to cast to wild rainbows in [ READ MORE... ]
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