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The Real Deal: Crystal Creek Lodge

Every spring, our friends at Orvis host their annual Orvis Guide Rendezvous. For the last eight years, they’ve been kind enough to invite me. And I love being there. One of the greatest parts of that event is the presentation of awards for outstanding guides, outfitters and lodges. But this year was particularly sweet. It … Read more

Catch-A-Lure can help retrieve tree-bound flies

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a little suspicious of little plastic gizmos that look like they came from a late-night venture on some home shopping network. But sometimes you run on to a very simple idea that you wish you had invented yourself. Here’s one. It’s not expensive, and it’ll pay for itself in no time through reclaimed flies – yours or someone else’s. It’s called Catch-A-Lure, and it was invented by Dave Olexson, a lifelong angler from eastern Pennsylvania. I talked with Dave recently about this nifty piece of simple technology.

Eat a salmon for Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay, Alaska … the center of the earth for wild sockeye salmon. It’s also focus of our battle against the proposed Pebble Mine, which would create North America’s largest open-pit gold and copper mine next to some of the most important salmon rivers left on earth. Bristol Bay continues to produce one of the … Read more

Montana Angler supports clean water

Brian McGeehan is a business guy. He and his wife Ann own and operate Montana Angler Fly Fishing, a full-service fishing outfitting business in Bozeman, Mont. But Brian is also a conservation guy. Montana Angler’s “30 Back” program contributes 30 percent of retail profits to support local outdoor education and conservation. Being an advocate for … Read more

Fisher Guiding offers great gifts and more

It’s holiday gift time, TUers. Giving gifts is fun, but it can get a little tricky picking something just right. We’ve heard from folks who want to set up a fishing trip for an angler as a gift, but they’re not completely sure of what date or what trip type will work, which is why … Read more

Public fishing access? There’s an app for that

At TU, we’re strong defenders of our public lands. We see these lands as a legacy for future generations and a keystone in our efforts to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain coldwater fisheries across America. These are your lands and waters, to hunt and fish and hike and enjoy within the limits and the laws … Read more