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Being more than ‘a trout guy’

Being more than ‘a trout guy’

“New Mexicans have been here on this land for more than 400 years,” Mitchell said. “You can’t come in with a ‘trout guy’ perspective. These are age old relationships that we have to foster and work together with to build trust.”

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Go higher to beat the heat and catch wild trout

Go higher to beat the heat and catch wild trout

Brook trout are wild in many western high-country streams. When water temperatures start to rise in the summer, most of us know to stop fishing. And if you didn’t know before, you do now. Rivers across Colorado have voluntary closures and hoot owl restrictions...

‘Anglers Driving Change’ highlights the passion for wild rivers

‘Anglers Driving Change’ highlights the passion for wild rivers

I’m gonna deviate today slightly from the boat rhetoric and throw something out there that is important, incredibly powerful to watch and features one of TU’s own. I think we can all agree that “fly fishing is about so much more than pulling on fish” like Kirk Deeter says or rowing a boat (hard for me to admit).

The most over-the-top drift boat ever?

The most over-the-top drift boat ever?

While this might be a slight exaggeration, it might not be either… Over the weekend my buddy sent me a link to a boat over on a group we belong to on Fakebook called Drift Boats Unlimited. In the posting a gentleman named Grant Brown had about 25 images of a boat he was wanting to sell.

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

Plying the Andean flats for giant browns

Plying the Andean flats for giant browns

Chris Hunt photo. A distinctly tropical experience in a distinctly trouty wonderland Imagine gliding over that stereotypical, crystal-clear Caribbean flat in search of bonefish or permit, your Spanish-speaking guide doing his best to meet you on your side of the...

TU tested: the Tornado Anchor

TU tested: the Tornado Anchor

The design idea was to create an anchor with more edges so that the anchor had more opportunity to grab the river bottom. This theory lead to an anchor design of a series of stacked plates. The concept being that it would create a ribbed surface and more exposed edges. The anchor evolved quickly with the realization that these stacked plates could also be allowed to rotate independently.

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