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Behind the Cover: The fire issue of TROUT Magazine

Behind the Cover: The fire issue of TROUT Magazine

Wildfire and its impact on our rivers and the places we all call our home waters is a heavy topic. One that doesn’t often need any further description

Like most issues of TROUT Magazine this one started with a subtle theme. Fire and what that might mean for us as anglers and conservationists. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the flashy, and often devastating, images of landscapes swallowed up by this natural and human caused phenomenon.

Senate passes ‘transformational’ infrastructure bill for fish

Senate passes ‘transformational’ infrastructure bill for fish

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, just passed by the U.S. Senate, would deliver a major shot in the arm to trout and salmon conservation efforts across the country. This bill would rebuild, improve and restore America’s infrastructure through a variety of programs, many of which directly support TU’s water, restoration, forest health and mine remediation efforts.

Vedavoo stands with TU on Lower Snake proposal

Vedavoo stands with TU on Lower Snake proposal

“Our lives are full of problems that have no clear answers. Often, the simple solution is hard to find, and the black and white is hidden somewhere in all the gray areas. This isn’t one of those situations. If we want to have wild salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin, the Snake River is the place. These fish are now at only 1 to 2 percent of their historic populations. Why? Dams. Vedavoo is proud to stand with our partners at Trout Unlimited in support of the proposal to Remove the Lower Four.”

Never been closer: new progress on the Klamath

Never been closer: new progress on the Klamath

The Klamath River is one of the country’s most beleaguered watersheds. But on July 27 the Oregon Public Utilities Commission provided some good news, when the agency approved an order granting transfer of four old fish-blocking dams to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation so they can be taken out.

Why fly fishing is like pizza

Why fly fishing is like pizza

Stick with me here, because the analogy works for fly fishing (at least in my twisted mind). Great fly fishing prowess is also ultimately built from four key elements—the cast, reading water, presentation and the flies you choose

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