TU spearheads growing partnership for brook trout conservation in MD

By Seth Moessinger On Sunday October 13, five neighboring chapters of Trout Unlimited joined forces to help restore important riparian habitat along Crabtree Creek within Western Maryland’s Savage River watershed.  The watershed supports the largest population of native eastern brook trout in the state and is managed by the Maryland DNR as a zero-creel limit, … Read more

Companies that give back

I am 20 years old; sitting cross-legged on the floor of my dorm room. The words on the page are so freaking clear, but their application remains elusive. “Fly casting makes it possible to deliver a relatively weightless lure or imitation of a living creature on a target, using line weight to develop momentum.” After … Read more

TU chapters challenged to donate to Tomorrow Fund

Andrew Dang of Rutgers University poses with a nice trout.

TU Teen alum Andrew Dang recently received the inaugural Emerging Leader Award at TU, an accomplishment that received some stellar coverage in the Summer issue of Trout magazine. As part of the award, Headwaters staff had a chance to talk with Andrew about his time at TU:     “My love for conservation grew from my love … Read more

5 Rivers Odyssey Reflection: Matteo Moretti

As a college student and environmentalist interested in pursuing a career in the outdoor media industry, I am constantly amazed at all the wonderful opportunities offered to young and passionate anglers and students. The journey I embarked upon through the Trout Unlimited Costa 5 Rivers Odyssey is one that truly exemplifies a dedication to creating … Read more

5 Rivers Odyssey Reflection: Theodore Benjovsky

When I picked up a fly rod for the first time my freshman year of school, I could not have imagined that I would have spent the past month on the 2019 TU Costa 5 Rivers Odyssey. The fact that I was able to travel throughout the Pacific Northwest and explore the different struggles that … Read more

5 Rivers Odyssey Reflection: Morgan Bradley

When I think back to my first days of fishing, it is hard to believe where the sport has brought me now. Fly fishing has given me the opportunity to travel the world, experience other cultures, make new friends, gain a greater appreciation for the natural world, and taught me values like patience and determination. Although I’ve been able … Read more

5 Rivers Odyssey Reflection: Dan Eiden

The TU Costa 5 Rivers Odyssey was an experience like no other. This month-long journey across the Pacific Northwest challenged my perspectives and exposed me to issues that I could never have envisioned, let alone take on first-hand. Each day on the Odyssey was full of new experiences, whether it was conducting a fish salvage on a small mountain stream or chasing steelhead … Read more

The dead Grande Ronde

Editor’s note: The TU Costa 5 Rivers Program sent a handful of college students to the Columbia River basin to study the challenges facing the drainage’s fisheries. At 4:30 a.m. we stumbled from our tents and into brisk chilly air. We zipped up our jackets, sipped hot coffee and ate warm oatmeal. After packing camp, … Read more

Costa wins award for women’s sunglasses

When our friends do well, we at TU do well, too. Our friends at Costa Sunglasses were awarded the Best Eyewear designation at this year International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) show in Orlando for the company’s new WaterWoman line of polarized sunglasses. From Costa’s press release on the big win: “Designed for the … Read more

Passion on Sheep Creek

Editor’s note: The TU Costa 5 Rivers Program sent a handful of college students to the Columbia River basin to study the challenges facing the drainage’s fisheries. At 6 a.m. we started driving from La Grande, Oregon to the Grande Ronde River headwaters – Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Within 20 minutes, the car’s temperature read 40 … Read more