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Video spotlight: Yakutia

Jako Lucas has been fly fishing the world and making movies about it for some time now, but his latest effort about the massive fish of Yakutia might be one for the ages. The region most folks only know exists on the playing map of the boardgame “Risk,” is plenty fishy, as you’ll see in … Read more

Traditions: ‘Old Friends, New Fish’

This year’s Fly Fishing Film Tour, of which Trout Unlimited is a longtime sponsor, features a unique film made possible in part by a TU grant to filmmaker Sophie Danison. Danison was awarded the grant as part of an effort to showcase the work women do in the field of filmmaking—her new film, ‘Old Friends, … Read more

Traditions: Finding adventure in words

Bob Saile, former outdoor editor of the Denver Post. Photo courtesy of The Denver Post. by Chris Hunt As a displaced Colorado kid growing up in the Big Thicket of East Texas in the 1980s, I found my adventure in words. I scrounged couch-cushion change and earned lawn-mowing cash, just to run down to the … Read more

Trout Tips: The false cast

False casting is a necessary evil for fly casters, but it’s important to realize that it serves several purposes. First, if you’re fishing dry flies, it helps dry your fly and keep the fly floating longer during a fishing session. Second, as TROUT Magazine Editor Kirk Deeter demonstrates in this week’s edition of Trout Tips, … Read more

Traditions: The Secret Spot

By Sam Davidson I read recently that the Millennial generation cares more about experiences than possessions. This was gratifying to me, as I have hewn to that credo myself since I was old enough to understand the choice—and my two children are the tail end of the Millennials. alt=”” title=”” />It got me thinking about … Read more

Fly tying: JC’s Skunk Pygmy Sculpin

I’m warming to streamer fishing for trout, but I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a late convert. My aversion to heaving heavy flies into deep water using sink-tips, shooting heads or full-on sinking lines could more aptly be described as an abhorance of the inconvenient. Throwing that much weight with heavy rods just seemed … Read more

Voices from the River: An Idaho solution

Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho. Photo by Chris Hunt by Chris Hunt I admit it. I’m biased. I love my home state of Idaho. Home to sprawling sage-brush seas, sky-piercing mountains, old-growth cedar and spruce forests and some of the best trout water on the planet, it’s no accident that I arrived here some … Read more

Fly fish the world with TU

Fly fishing at Cinco Rios, Chile. Photo courtesy of Cinco Rios Lodge. Want to hit some of the best fishing in the world with kindred spirits? Trout Unlimited, through its Griffith’s Circle giving community, is offering some great options for 2017. They include: alt=”” title=”” />Harrison Homestead, Montana: Two dates at your private angling base … Read more