Flashback Pheasant Tail nymph

The venerable Pheasant Tail nymph is a fly box staple, and there’s a reason for that. It works. And it’s not the most onerous fly to tie, either, as demonstrated below by Matt Callies of Loon Outdoors, who cranks one out in just a few minutes. These great little nymphs also lend some versatility to … Read more

Lessons from abandoned Utah mines

By Lily Bosworth As I waltzed into my summer internship in May of 2018, I quickly realized I had a much different background in water than the two people I would be working closely with all summer — Paul Burnett, the Utah Water and Habitat Program lead for Trout Unlimited and my co-intern, Bobby Boone, … Read more

Yellowstone to update anglers on native trout plan

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

Let your fly reel rock

Classic rock and fly fishing don’t often seem to go together. Just hit any of the film festivals that are currently touring the country. The music embedded behind the cinematography rarely features Iron Maiden, Molly Hatchet, Van Halen … or AC/DC. It’s usually peaceful and rolling. It’s meant to inspire and supplement the beauty of … Read more

Cleaning up old mines, making fishing better

Southwest Colorado hosts some of the best high-mountain trout fishing in the country. From pristine mountain streams and lakes that hold native cutthroats, to larger rivers like the Animas, Southwest Colorado fishing is worth fighting for. That is exactly the reason behind TU’s extensive efforts to remediate acid mine waste from headwater streams in this … Read more

Time to change the view

I got a call from the RV repair shop this morning. My camper’s ready. Wheel bearings are packed and greased. Brakes are in good shape. Lights all work. It’s time. Well, it’s almost time. I’ve got a few things I need to do first, and it would be nice if spring actually started springing around … Read more