When I started TU’s 5 Rivers college program in 2011, I wasn’t exactly sure of the best way to move forward with involving college students in TU. I’d heard of the Rutgers TU chapter that kept emerging and then disappearing, unable to make it more than a few years without a leadership gap. In addition … Read more
“Fishing has always been a part of my life, but it was not until middle school I picked up fly fishing. I wanted to spend time with my old man doing something other than golf and fly fishing intrigued me. I immediately loved the effortlessly methodical nature of the sport. I grew up fishing streams around northern Georgia and North Carolina.”
To kick off our second semester as an organization, our 5 Rivers Trout Unlimited college club made its first official venture to Cotter, Arkansas, on a cold and clear weekend back in January. Nine of the club’s 23 inaugural members made the trip, sharing a cabin over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
Morgan’s nomination called her a “bright young leader” pursuing a career in wildlife and fisheries management who is active in the chapter. Morgan serves as the president of the TU 5 Rivers college program at Frostburg State University. We’re grateful to have her in the TU fold.
As a staff member in the TU Headwaters Youth program, I have an insider’s perspective on just how hard our chapters work to get young people involved in TU. This involvement may take the shape of a fly- tying workshop or a visit to a TIC classroom, possibly even a full day of Fly Fishing … Read more
Matteo Moretti, Dan Eiden, Dyer Benjovsky and Morgan Bradley spent last summer like most college anglers do—fishing. However, this was no ordinary fishing trip. Over the summer, the four college students involved in TU Costa 5 Rivers Programs across the country explored the Columbia River drainage for five weeks. Their mission: to gain a greater understanding of what has happened to worlds former salmon stronghold. In … Read more
Every year has its big moments. The ones we vividly remember. The moments that stick out so much in your mind you don’t need a visual reminder of what it felt like when you were there. Those are the easy ones. I’m reminded of the moments in which I was in the Nevada desert, in … Read more
The 2019 5 Rivers Odyssey traveled to the west coast to explore the stories and the ecosystems of the Columbia River basin. From the people they met to the ecosystems they encountered, it was clear that passion, recovery and resilience remains a large part of this area’s story. Follow the journey of four passionate college … Read more
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
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