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One of the great things about working with a great conservation outfit like Trout Unlimited is the opportunity to expand your horizons a bit. I’m a westerner – a fourth generation Wyoming guy who thought all the great trout fishing in America was somewhere west of Laramie. Not so – not even close [ READ MORE... ]
Green Anchors is offering a 15% discount to TU members who purchase an anchor any time in 2016. If you’re a guide, we’ll throw in a $79 TU Guide membership for free to help you “get the lead out.” Check out this great deal at www.green-anchors.com.
What do you know about Eugene, OR? Well, if you’re a college sports fan, you know it’s the home of the University of Oregon. If you’re a geographer, you know it’s in the Willamette Valley. And if you’re a TU member, you might even know it’s the site for the 2016 Western Regional Meeting. But if [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY walt_gasson ON January 28, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Maven - Even When It's Cold
I’ve used binoculars pretty much all of my 61 years. I’ve used cheap glass and I’ve used very expensive glass. I’ve used all the European glass, tried lots of binoculars that cost more than my first truck. The straight up truth is that I simply can’t justify spending $2,500 for binoculars, no [ READ MORE... ]
With the holidays coming up, we’re all looking for that perfect gift for a fly angler. How about a bamboo shirt, hoodie or polo from Free Fly Apparel? Might be just the thing for that bonefish trip, or maybe for trout fishing next summer. Check them out. They’re TU’s newest business member, and [ READ MORE... ]
“Rivers are wonderfully resilient,” says Ty Churchwell, San Juan Mountains Coordinator for TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project. “We can be thankful for that. The river is alive and well and fishing just great.” "The lesson from Gold King is not that an EPA contractor screwed up, it is that we [ READ MORE... ]
One of about a million things that I love about working in conservation is the fact that you tend to work with great people. Bright, innovative people with a desire to use their business to give back to conservation. Let me introduce you to one of them, our newest TU Business member.
Blog Post BY walt_gasson ON July 15, 2015 - 1 COMMENTS
TU at IFTD 2015
What's big and loud and exciting and fun in Orlando? Could be any one of a dozen different theme parks and vacation destinations. The Mouse, Harry Potter, Universal Studios - they're all here. But they're not the drawing card for us. We're here at the International Fly Tackle Dealer trade show. [ READ MORE... ]
Like the old Maclean home in Missoula, MT the Kasprowicz place in northern Virginia is home to two brothers. And like Norman and Paul Maclean, these two guys are passionate about fly fishing. While they live far from the junction of any great trout rivers, that hasn’t stopped them from tying some [ READ MORE... ]
It’s Montana. You know you want to fish there this summer. I want to fish there this summer. We all want to fish there this summer. The only real questions have to do with the details: How? When? Where? The good news is that neither of us has to know the answers to any of those questions because [ READ MORE... ]