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It's that time of year again. Students all over America are releasing the trout they've spent the better part of a school year raising in chilled tanks as a part of Trout Unlimited's Trout in the Classroom program. 
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 15, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Video spotlight: Guadaloupe
Fly fishing isn't always that solo, lonesome adventure that many believe it to be.
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This may surprise many—it certainly surprised me. Atlantic salmon were once native to Lake Ontario.
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TU and a number of conservation and fly-fishing industry entities helped Conservation Hawks with its newest film, Convergence, on the importance of enlisting anglers in the effort to combat climate change, both on the ground and in the halls of government.
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As an enthusiastic, yet ham-handed fly tier, there's nothing more frustrating to me than having a fly unravel before my very eyes thanks to a simple lapse in focus. It's aggravating.  Tim Flagler to the rescue.
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If you're like me, you value good gear—stuff that lasts as long as the pricetag indicates it should last. I'm on my third summer with a pair of Simms G4 stocking-foot, zipper-front waders, and they've yet to let me down. They will eventually—wear and tear gets to everything.
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Sometimes the bugs that make Mother's Day famous for fly fishers don't adhere to the calendar, but it's generally pretty close. From the Arkansas the Yakima to the Henry's Fork, the first couple weeks of May typically mean it's time for caddis flies.
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Dear Members of Congress:
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Blog Post BY chris_hunt ON May 10, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Fly tying: SBR Sulphur Nymph
Nymphing has come a long way over the last couple of decades—many fly anglers will start with attractor nymphs on new water, simply because they make great searching patterns and tend to be top-of-mind when nothing is obviously hatching.