Author

Mark Taylor

  • Featured Advocacy

    TU’s Advocate-in-Chief

    A round of applause for a federal policy pro who “never met a wild trout stream he wouldn’t defend” As a talented lifelong athlete, Steve Moyer has collected plenty of hardware. Now he has a new award to put on the shelf, one earned not for a single great performance, but for a lifetime of…

  • Featured Advocacy

    Mr. Moyer goes to Washington

    For more than 30 years, TU’s Steve Moyer has been fighting for coldwater conservation in the nation’s capitol WASHINGTON, DC. -- Growing up outside Philadelphia, Steve Moyer enjoyed the proverbial best of both worlds. The big city was just 20 miles away from Hatfield, Pa., but Moyer’s home had a creek running through the back…

  • Conservation

    West Branch Susquehanna: A river in recovery

    WEST BRANCH SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, NORTH CAMBRIA, Pa. The angler stood in the shadows, peering intently at the water like a heron waiting for the moment. Then the cast. The line tightened. Allison Lutz smiled, subtly, as she netted the 12-inch-long wild brown trout. The smile was not so much about this individual fish. It was…

  • Community Youth

    Gear for the next generation

    Six TU chapters and six 5 Rivers college clubs will get that boost thanks to the Next Gen TU Gear Grant, a new program made possible by a generous grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund.

    TU chapters & 5 Rivers clubs eligible for grants for gear from Bass Pro and Cabela's to support their work Human power is the key to Trout Unlimited engagement efforts. But, sometimes, volunteers need a bit more help to take those efforts to the next level. Six TU chapters and six 5 Rivers college clubs…

  • From the field

    Snakes, snarled permits & supply chain snafus

    Just another field season at TU.

    For Trout Unlimited crews, restoring streams means persisting through every manner of calamity It’s another muggy August day and Erin Rodgers is in her element, walking along a brook in New Hampshire looking at how a habitat enhancement project on the stream held up through high water from a recent thunderstorm. A few hundred miles…

  • steelhead The Versatile Angler Trout Talk

    A foray into ‘centerpinning’ for steelhead

    When was the last time you fought a hot 10-pound fish on a reel with no drag? For me, the answer was “never.”

    Another fishing experiment in a lifetime full of them. The strike was surprisingly violent. Really, it was just surprising. How often does that happen? We take a minute off. Or maybe just a few seconds. And boom! In this case I had been flipping the end of the fishing rod in hopes of removing a…