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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... ]
One of the highest forms of praise for any of us in the fly fishing world is to be recognized by the best for being the best. Our peers know excellence because they provide excellence. That’s why I was so happy when Madison Valley Ranch was recognized by Orvis at the recent Orvis Guide Rendezvous [ READ MORE... ]
In the heart of this mountain country is Boone, NC. And in the heart of Boone is Due South Outfitters, a professional fly fishing guide service, serving the North Carolina high country and surrounding areas. Due South Outfitters is owned and operated by Patrick Sessoms, an alumnus of Appalachian [ READ MORE... ]
One of the great things about working and living in the world of fly fishing (and about conservation) is that you meet some truly great people. Matthew Long is one of those people. He owns and operates Long Outfitting in Livingston, MT. Soft-spoken and devoid of hype, Matthew is the ultimate [ READ MORE... ]