Author

Mark Taylor

  • 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…

  • Conservation

    Volunteers go big on the Hooch

    Many Trout Unlimited chapters have used Embrace-A-Stream grants as seed money for projects. A group of TU volunteers in the Southeast took that approach to a different level with an effort to benefit the famed Chattahoochee tailwater near Atlanta, turning a $7,500 Embrace-A-Stream grant into a quarter-million-dollar project and energized the local conservation community. The…

  • From the field

    Roads to recovery in Wisconsin’s North Country

    Where roads intersect with chilly, clean trout water, you'll find TU's Chris Collier at work As a kid growing up in Ohio, Chris Collier looked forward to vacations of fishing, camping and boating in the wilds of Northern Michigan. These days, he’s creating new memories as a relatively recent transplant to the region. “Northern Wisconsin…