Who Needs a Warmup?
CCF member Anne Morgan landed this nice 28-inch brown on her first cast of the day during a recent trip to Patagonia's Quillen River. She used a #16 brown quill and a 4-weight handed down from her friend, the late Paige Gensch. Send us your favorite fish photo. 
Whit Fosburgh to Lead TRCP
CCF Director Whit Fosburgh's last day at TU will be June 11. He is leaving to become president and CEO of the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP). During his 15-year tenure at TU, Whit launched some of the organization's most successful conservation programs, including the Western Water Project and Home Rivers Initiative. He helped build TU into a $26 million organization, in large part by developing the CCF. He will be missed, but we wish him all the best. Read a message from Whit. 
Alaska Bans Felt-Sole Wading Products
Given the overwhelming scientific evidence that felt-sole boots and waders contribute to the spread of whirling disease, didymo and other aquatic invasive species, the Alaska Board of Fisheries has banned the use of felt soles in the state effective January 1, 2012. TU applauds the ban, which represents a proactive step to prevent aquatic invasive species from taking hold in Alaska as they have throughout the Lower 48. Read TU's press statement  and stay informed  about TU Alaska's work by signing up for the quarterly Alaska Fish Tales e-newsletter (enter your email address in the "stay informed" box at the top of the page).
Korkers Steps Up
The wading boot manufacturer was among the first to step up last year when TU challenged the fly tackle industry to eliminate all felt-soled wading products by 2011. Now Korkers has pledged to donate 10 percent of all sales of felt-alternative wading boots to TU. Read more. 
On the Rise Guest Reels in Record Fish
It's a fish story about the one that didn't get away: Rob Anderson of the Reno Fly Shop landed a probable world-record cutthroat trout while fishing on Nevada's Pyramid Lake with TU staffer Dave Lass and the host of On the Rise, TU's television show on the Sportsman Channel. Watch a clip of the big moment  (fast forward to the 3:00 minute mark if you're in a hurry) and tune in to On the Rise .
More Fishable Water on Pennsylvania's West Branch Susquehanna
After decades of pollution from abandoned coal mines, the West Branch's native brookie streams are making a comeback. According to a recent TU survey, more than 250 miles of river are cleaner and more fishable than they were in the mid-1980s. If the current pace of restoration continues, most of the West Branch could again be fishable in the next decade, according to TU scientists. Read more about the study. 
You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers.
Is there something you've wanted to know about TU's work? Now's your chance to find out. Send your question to Matt Braughler  and we'll answer it in a future issue of the Angler.