In our family, we had an informal rule about kids fishing on their own—you started out by fishing wet flies downstream, and once you reached a certain age, you got to turn upstream and fish dry flies. It was a tiny, gentle river, really, and there was always an...
Kamil Miłkowski photo via Pixabay. Editor’s note: With more and more people heading to the outdoors in pursuit of safe and healthy recreation, reports of bad behavior are becoming more common. From abandoned campfires to litter, we’re seeing impacts on public lands...
Insider tips for making the most out of national park adventures By The National Park Service Summer is here and many national parks are expecting an especially busy season in 2021. A little trip planning can ensure that your only surprises are happy ones. To...
Blue Smoke that is… There was a time where finding a good meal in a small river town was a challenge. While not a fishing town by trade, Three Forks, Mont., is finding itself in the middle of a recreation boom and among the throngs frequenting the local rivers...
It’s National Fishing and Boating Week across the country. As witnessed by many last year during the height of the pandemic people all across the country turned to the outdoors to provide them with the space they needed to be with their loved ones safely.
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Two old friends get together in Salida for one last trout trip By Jim Aylsworth While my dear friend Dick and I would enjoy fishing anywhere together, for this trip we chose to explore the water around Salida, Colo. Upon seeing him at the airport I knew better, but...
With more and more people escaping outside for safe recreation, it’s vital that people understand the impacts they’re having on public lands, not the least of which is the potential for wildfires caused by unattended campfires and careless behavior in the woods. ...
This is Maya. Shortly after she jumped in the river, wrapped around my leader, and thus caused me to lose what I thought was at least a 16-inch brown trout that I had hooked on a dry fly.
It’s easy to suggest to new anglers that they become immediately familiar with the rules and regulations, but it will take time to teach the little things to newbies as they hit the water in greater numbers and frequency
“I HAVE LONG THOUGHT THAT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ASPECTS OF FISHING DON’T ALWAYS INVOLVE THE FISH THEMSELVES as much as they do the wild places an angler experiences, and the interesting people encountered along the way. No doubt, I am still awestruck every time I admire the subtle hues and breathing detail in a wild trout or salmon. But the more I fish, the more I find that when I go home at night, the most vivid images that flash through my mind are of raw mountains and rivers, gnarled trees and faces… scenes both offbeat and inspiring. And my best days are measured more by the amount of minutes or hours I spend looking about—because I cannot help myself—than by the number of trout that land in my net. Photographer Tim Romano has a unique ability to capture those aspects of fishing that catch the angler, well beyond images of anglers catching fish.”
The answer to this dilemma, of course, is to find a way to keep one’s waders on while answering nature’s call. Bill Anderson and his EZ-P Zipper provide just such a solution
A new river is always humbling. To diversify the waters on your list will force even the most experienced to plan, prepare, pack and row differently.
This is how you become a better rower and angler.
All is not right with Lake Meade. As of this writing, Lake Meade is almost 156 feet below “full pool.” It’s down almost 140 feet below its levels about 20 years ago
Restoration work on the Upper Rio Grande that starts in southwest Colorado and flows on into New Mexico and beyond has been a focus of TU’s for multiple years.
While “happy snaps” can do a okay job of documenting a trip, but why not up your game a little and take better photographs? Creatively composed shots are not as complicated as one might think. By following and practicing the next twenty suggestions and tips, you can tell the whole story of your trip and not just part of one. Below you’ll find the first ten suggestions on how to up your photo game on the water. Check back next week (Tuesday June 8th) for ten more.
Humans are coming to grips with the damage we’ve done … and the need to repair it Even in New Mexico, a state so over-endowed with emptiness that one can find a place to hide a body almost anywhere, Gila country is about the loneliest place imaginable. ...
Releasing a nice brown trout back into the river. Kirk Deeter photo. Is catch-and-release angling overrated? It is if the only thing that matters is numbers of fish caught… In 1936, the late, great Lee Wulff said, “game fish are too valuable to be caught only...
Maybe you booked a trip last year and it was postponed. Maybe you or one of your friends was fortunate enough to purchase a new boat this past year. Either way you’re going to need to learn how to properly fish from a boat at some point.
Could you put a finger on your best day ever fishing? I know exactly when mine was, well at least so far
There’s plenty of ways to shuttle boats and vehicles, and I’ve probably done about 90% of them. My guess is that you have too. The regular ole car/truck, a state trooper’s back seat, municipal bus, Uber, a moped, dirt bike, electric bike, regular bike, horse, donkey… Kidding about the donkey.
It might sounds counterintuitive, especially to new anglers, but having a good line can make a long day of casting heavy fly rods much less exhausting. Having just recovered from a year and a half worth of cancer treatments, I was grateful for that fact. On our recent...
On bended knee, I brought the fish to eye level. Apache trout have a unique feature in their eyes, an easy giveaway of a genetically pure Apache. They appear to have a black stripe or mask through each of their eyes, due to two small black dots on either side of the pupil. Truly one-of-a-kind.
Editor’s note: Water in the West is at a defining moment with severe drought and climate change upending decades of management practices and creating the need to find common ground so all users can benefit. Read or listen to learn more about how conflict...
If you’re in the market for a custom raft frame or boat do yourself a favor and give the folks at Riverboat Works some thought. You won’t be disappointed.
Shortly before departing for the nearly 20-hour drive south from my home in Idaho my contact in New Mexico casually mentioned on a call how the snowpack was only 16 percent compared to the average and to keep my fishing expectations low
Through June 7, Duck Camp, the trendy Texas-based maker of a wide variety of warm, lightweight or in-between functional apparel for all types of fishing and hunting, will earmark a portion of all online sales to Trout Unlimited
It’s up to us to know when the waters we fish might be working against the trout we’re after. Arm yourself with a water temperature thermometer, and by all means use it
In this edition of ‘Behind the Cover’ artist Alana Louise Lyons talks about her inspiration and pursuit of native fish which led to the most recent cover of TROUT Magazine.
Southline Industries USA is helping you restock your “No Pebble mine” apparel while giving back to our efforts to permanently protect Bristol Bay. 50% of proceeds from apparel is being donated to Trout Unlimited’s Save Bristol Bay efforts.
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