Drew YoungeDyke

Drew YoungeDyke is the national communications director for Trout Unlimited, a fly angler and tier, an outdoor writer, and a dad. He was born, raised,…

  • Fishing

    Blue Collar Bamboo

    Restoring a piece of fly fishing history

    Restoring a piece of fly fishing history New bamboo fly rods often command hefty prices and long waiting lists appropriately reflecting the time and craftsmanship put into them, but there was a time when even anglers of modest means could fly fish with bamboo.   Mass-produced bamboo fly rods from the 1920s through the 1950s…

  • Advocacy

    Bipartisan Win for Abandoned Mine Cleanup

    Good Samaritan legislation advances key Senate committee with unanimous consent To watch cable news, you might think that our country is hopelessly divided on partisan lines. If you work in conservation, though, you see that genuine bipartisanship is possible with a lot of hard work. Today, the Senate Energy & Public Works Committee passed the…

  • Fishing

    10 Fly Fishing Resolutions to Make 2024 Your Best Year on the Water

    This list is designed to push you out of your comfort zone, to try new things and delve deeper into the lifestyle, culture and experience of fly fishing.

    By the time you read this, you may have already broken some of your New Year’s resolutions. But the ones to make 2024 your best year of fly fishing don’t require a trendy daily streak that never makes it out of January. The great thing about fly-fishing is that there are more layers to it…

  • Advocacy

    On Capitol Hill, TU Offers Pragmatic Solutions on Mining Reform

    Good Samaritan Bill Receives Praise in Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Mining Reform On Capitol Hill yesterday, Trout Unlimited CEO Chris Wood testified in the Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee about two pieces of mining legislation: the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2023, introduced by subcommittee chair…

  • Conservation Priority Waters Restoration TROUT Magazine

    Fresh Coasters

    Jumpstarting brook trout restoration on Lake Superior

    Jumpstarting brook trout restoration on Lake Superior Veins of iron and copper drew immigrants to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula more than a century ago. Today, veins of blue flowing into Lake Superior draw anglers to prospect for remnant populations of coaster brook trout trying to survive in this century after being nearly extirpated over the past…

  • Restoration

    Escaping Upstream

    Both anglers and trout find less stress upstream

    Both anglers and trout find less stress upstream Upon crossing the Mackinac Bridge into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I exhaled and slowed a bit. The speed limit drops from the Lower Peninsula, but so does the pace of life as the highway crosses through friendly small towns and across seemingly countless trout rivers and…