Public lands are the symbol of the things we as a nation have managed to get right. We are a nation of explorers and adventurers. We believe in freedom and we deserve it. We need these vast public spaces to find ourselves, to journey and to test ourselves. We need these places not just as people [ READ MORE... ]
A debate over the disposal of federal public lands has been brewing in coffee shops and the halls of Congress. This dispute is not so much about any one specific place that is threatened: an ambiguous platform of divesting Federal lands puts each and every public land fishing hole and elk wallow [ READ MORE... ]
The idea of public lands transcends any price tag. It’s the foundation for a lot of us - how we became who we are - a collection of moments that pull together to make full lives - more full. As in lives worth living.
The voting is on for The Drake's Fly Fishing Video Awards and we've got to admit -- we've got a soft spot for steelhead.
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... ]