Simply put, the rivers you will see in Koktuli Wild are ground zero for impacts from the Pebble mine if it were to go through.
“We are products of our environment.” There is much truth to this adage, and I know I am a product of my Alaskan fly-fishing environment and exposure. Six years ago when I arrived in Alaska, I was still a mere “padawan” with the fly rod. With time, I found more seasoned anglers to fish with, picked up some tips at the … Read more
“The big show starts around 7 p.m. in front of the cabin. From that time until it is too dark to fish, the stream will boil trout. If you are lucky to match one of three to five hatches going on, you will be rewarded with epic fishing. Sometimes everything comes together and the fish … Read more
Paraphrasing Todd Moen’s introduction to his film, “Wade Andros” — and George Peppard in the old “A-Team” series, “I love it when a plan comes together.” Below, in his film, Moen captures the essence of wading the Bahamian flats, this time using his wife Kelley as his subject and guide Kadegia Long as Kelley’s mentor. … Read more
The Upper D could be the heartbeat of the region’s economy Lee Hartman showed up in 1973, a decade after the Cannonsville Reservoir went into service on the West Branch of the Upper Delaware River to help supply water to New York City. Lee’s habit was to take a few days every year, and mark a space on the map to camp and fish for trout. His … Read more
Bull trout are the native char of the inland Northwest. They live in the coldest, cleanest water and thrive in the most far-flung places. They get big and surly. They chase gaudy streamers, prey on smaller fish and can be very challenging to pursue. They’re also a vital indicator species when it comes to a … Read more
An early-morning scroll through my twitter feed woke me up much faster than the first couple sips I’d had on my coffee.
Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from the new book, “Catching Yellowstone’s Wild Trout: A Fly-fishing History and Guide,” by Chris Hunt, Trout Unlimited’s national digital director. The book, endorsed by TU, is available for pre-order now, and hits shelves on June 17. Several of today’s iconic fisheries in Yellowstone National Park are only fisheries … Read more
I first met Bob Jacklin as a new arrival to the Yellowstone region some 20 years ago—he was tying flies at the Eastern Idaho Fly Tying Expo here in Idaho Falls, and I immediately did my best to soak as much of his fly fishing wisdom as I could. From his shop just outside the … Read more
The Yellowstone River flows through the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park. If you live near Yellowstone National Park and want to learn more about the park’s fishing opportunities, and its ongoing efforts to restore native trout and grayling in park waters, you’ll soon have a chance to meet directly with Park … Read more