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Video spotlight: Small Creeks Flyout

Brian Kraft is an important parter in Trout Unlimited’s work to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed from the proposed Pebble Mine and what would be the largest open-pit mining operation on the planet. He’s the proprietor at Alaska’s Sportsman’s Lodge, and if you think the mine isn’t personal to him, or the staff of guides … Read more

Video spotlight: Corazon

R.A. Beattie’s film about the tarpon of Mexico’s Holbox (pronounced HOLE-bosh) Island is a lively feature on the legendary guide Sandflea, and it’s a pleasure to watch. But sometimes, it’s the little things that get me interested in today’s fly fishing films. As mentioned in the trailer, Holbox used to be a great fishery for … Read more

Trout Tips: 40 feet in four seconds

I stood there, thigh-deep in the green waters of Long Island in the Bahamas, staring intently through polarized lenses at the pod of bonefish working way happily my way. I’d never caught a bonefish, and this was clearly my best chance. Standing beside me was Rod Hamilton of DIY Bonefishing fame—he’d taken pity on the … Read more

Fly tying: Get it Down Pat’s

About 15 years ago or so, I weaseled my way into the fly fishing competition when the ESPN Great Outdoor Games came to the Henry’s Fork. I managed to win the pre-competition casting accuracy event on the first day, but on a slow fishing day in April, I landed only a single trout—a 13-inch rainbow. … Read more

Video spotlight: Tarpon in Belize

There’s a lot of good fisheries conservation work being done in saltwater these days, what with the appreciation anglers have developed for fish like permit, tarpon and bonefish over the last two decades or so. Angler science is becoming a mainstream idea—just a few years ago, I helped catch and tag permit in Mexico’s Ascension … Read more

Clean Water Rule Rollback – Statement of Chris Wood & Rob Masonis

170228_TU_Chris Wood Statement CWRule Rollback.pdf Rollback of Clean Water Rule could impact steelhead recovery in Pacific Northwest TU underscores importance of protecting small streams for fish and wildlife as rule is evaluated CONTACT: Shauna Stephenson / Trout Unlimited / 307.757.7861 (Feb. 28, 2017) Washington D.C. – Today President Trump signed an executive order that … Read more

Chris Wood’s statement on Trump’s Clean Water Rule order

Photo: An angler fishes a small Montana stream that is protected under the Clean Water Rule. A new executive order begins the process of removing protections from this and thousands of other small headwater streams and wetlands across America. Today, Preside alt=”” title=”” />nt Trump signed an executive order that begins to unravel the protections … Read more