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The North Platte River in Wyoming is often called legendary, the proverbial “Land of the Giants”. It’s cliché to say that any river is legendary, but this one really might be. The North Platte is one of only two major rivers in Wyoming that run south to north. Its freestone stretches start in [ READ MORE... ]
These cauldrons change things. They change the way you use your yard. They change the way you entertain. They change your attitude. They’re about fun, creativity and style. You can sit back and enjoy the fire. Because that fire is now elevated, the smoke passes over your head. You can cook over [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY walt_gasson ON July 12, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
TU Rocks the Garden State
Quick – the Raritan River. Where is it? If you had asked me that question a few years ago, I would have been stumped. Here’s a hint: It’s home to some of the best fly fishing you never heard about. Give up? OK, here’s the answer: New Jersey.
They say that one of the biggest barriers to recruiting new fly anglers is the intimidation factor. You hear it expressed in lots of ways: “It’s just too complicated!” “You have to learn so much!” “I’ll never be able to do all that!” That’s too bad, because as we all know, fly fishing is simply [ READ MORE... ]
Columbus, MT – been there? I thought not. You should go. Why? There are lots of reasons, but the best reasons are Chris Fleck and Stillwater Anglers.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a little suspicious of little plastic gizmos that look like they came from a late night venture on some home shopping network. Maybe it’s the legacy of too much TV time spent with commercials for the Veg-A-Matic and the Pocket Fisherman. But sometimes [ READ MORE... ]
If you're not buying gear, beer or other necessities from a TU Business member, you should. And if you're not reading stalkingtheseam.com, the blog by our good friends Matthew Copeland and Stephen Brutger, you should. It's the best hunting/fishing/family blog out there. Here's a sample from Matt [ READ MORE... ]
John Herzer from Missoula, MT was honored at the Orvis Guide Rendezvous as the Orvis 2016 Fly Fishing Freshwater Guide of the Year. Herzer and his wife Terri Raugland own Blackfoot River Outfitters, a Gold Level TU Business member.
The Bristol Bay Fly Fishing & Guide Academy (formerly the Bristol Bay River Academy) was honored at the 2016 Orvis Guide Rendezvous as the recipient of the annual Orvis Breaking Barriers Award. Nelli Williams, TU Alaska Program Deputy Director accepted the award. The guide academy merges [ READ MORE... ]
One of the greatest things about working with Trout Unlimited is the opportunity to meet truly outstanding people. And the Orvis Guide Rendezvous is a great place to do that. For three decades now, the Orvis Company has been recognizing outstanding guides, lodges and outfitters in its Endorsed [ READ MORE... ]