On August 2nd and 3rd of 2014, Trout Unlimited will host the inaugural Big Wood Single Fly event in Ketchum, ID. While the event is billed as a fly fishing “contest,” competition takes a back seat to the event’s real purpose – shedding the spotlight on the Big Wood River and TU’s Home Rivers [ READ MORE... ]
Those days seem forever ago. Now she squirms. Begs to be let down. Demands snacks - cranberries, granola bars, chocolate, cookies, juice, water, milk, all in the same sentence. It’s a list of neverending wants - always the things I didn’t bring, never the things I did. When she’s up she wants down [ READ MORE... ]
The hopes of finding fish were slim. “River’s probably still dead,” they said. Heard it more than once. Driving through the burn, it was easy to believe. It was all the clichés a burned landscape could be. Bleak. Apocalyptic. Lonely. I hadn’t returned til now. No one I knew had.
A film festival dedicated to telling the stories of watersheds in the Pacific Northwest will feature three films put together by Trout Unlimited.
But then the bluebirds came, and the elk filtered down on the spring meadows, and the turkeys started their yearly courtship and The whole world turned twitterpated - for a day or two. It was gone as quick as it came. A mirage. Or maybe a promise.
As fishermen, we fight over a lot of things: water, hatcheries, habitat, harvest. But when’s the last time we took a stand for something from which we all benefit? You know, like what happens in the ocean, where our salmon and steelhead spend most of their lives. Here’s our chance. It’s time we [ READ MORE... ]
Protecting the best coldwater habitat is an essential component of Trout Unlimited’s mission. We use science to determine which areas are in greatest need of protection, and as an organization rooted in local communities, we rely on stakeholder processes to determine how best to protect those [ READ MORE... ]
An outfitter floats past acres of O and C lands (river left)