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Working to keep the Rio Grande cutthroat trout off the Endangered Species List

Rio Grande cutthroat trout alive and well in Northern New Mexico Extensive efforts in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico to restore habitat for the Rio Grande cutthroat trout (RGCT) have been underway since at least 2003. State agencies, tribes, federal...

Icy Hot Jig

Winter flies that work dependably often don’t look like anything found naturally in the water. For instance, I do really well using a size 12 Prince Nymph here in eastern Idaho, where winter fishing is doable on a few local rivers, like the Bear and the...

RepYourWater: The story behind the brand

A decade ago, Garrison Doctor was a young guy from Colorado looking for a job to replace the freelance architectural rendering gig he lost during the Great Recession. He was guiding, working some odd jobs and spending a lot of time in fly shops. A talented artist and...

Mine reclamation takes partners

Partnerships are critical to getting large tasks accomplished. That’s true in nearly every aspect of Trout Unlimited’s work: from getting legislation passed to ensuring clean water for anglers and access to public lands to habitat improvement projects to...

Connecting science and conservation

At a recent gathering of our scientists and other staff at Trout Unlimited, I recounted how one of my happiest days was when I was hired as a fisheries biologist—for three days—by the Bureau of Land Management. My vision of being a fisheries biologist was informed by...

‘Salmon Forest’ residents won’t be ignored

Mostly, I felt confident that the U.S. Forest Service would make decisions that benefit, instead of harm, the overall health of fish and wildlife in the Tongass National Forest. That is, until now.

Rural Idaho struggles as fish don't show up

Guides, outfitters and the businesses that depend on the recreation economy fueled by consistent salmon and steelhead season are looking at an unknown future with dismal fish returns in Idaho.

At home on the Tongass

New challenges face America’s largest national forest as the Trump administration looks to roll back the Roadless Rule. 

Conservation

RepYourWater: The story behind the brand

RepYourWater: The story behind the brand

A decade ago, Garrison Doctor was a young guy from Colorado looking for a job to replace the freelance architectural rendering gig he lost during the Great Recession. He was guiding, working some odd jobs and spending a lot of time in fly shops. A talented artist and passionate fly angler, Garrison noticed that there was an opportunity in apparel that said, “I love fly fishing in Colorado.” The idea was born. If it worked in Colorado, why not Montana, or Wyoming or North Carolina? No matter where you were from or where you liked to fish, you could represent your home water with a shirt...

Fishing

Voices from the River

Trout Tips

Video Spotlight

The Woolly Worm

The Woolly Worm

The Woolly Bugger’s less-sophisticated cousin, the Woolly Worm, is an excellent searching pattern for subsurface trout, and it has the added benefit of being an excellent pattern for panfish, like crappy and bluegill. Above, Tim Flagler ties a really durable...

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Travel

Loving the Eklutna Valley

Loving the Eklutna Valley

The Eklutna area is an increasingly favored quick getaway for staff in Trout Unlimited’s Anchorage office. TU’s increased involvement in the efforts to restore the Eklutna River to a healthy and productive state have us spending additional time in the region with zero complaint and we are eager to recommend it to others.

No shame

No shame

A couple weeks ago a buddy posted on social media a picture of himself holding a large brown trout with a brief caption: “No shame.” No additional information was necessary.  The other prop in the photo, the one in addition to the gorgeous 22-inch brown, was a...

The Chugach National Forest caught up in roadless mess

The Chugach National Forest caught up in roadless mess

Although Alaska Governor Dunleavy’s main target is the Tongass National Forest, where he hopes to revitalize and greatly expand the outdated practice of industrial clear-cut logging of old-growth forest, the Chugach National Forest is also now caught in the crosshairs. (Take action today!)

Fitting it all in before it snows

Fall beauty in southern Colorado Fall means trying to do a little bit of everything before the snow flies: the last mountain bike rides on dirt, climbing peaks to glass for elk, leaf peeping before they turn brown and litter the ground and of course,...

Tips for urban angling

Tips for urban angling

Several streams draining from the mountains that enhance my urban viewscape snake their way through Anchorage, paralleling urban trails, bordering neighborhoods and sometimes disappearing underground for blocks at a time.  While the aesthetics...

Jeff Blood’s White Death

Jeff Blood’s White Death

It’s steelhead season, although here in the Northwest, most folks aren’t nearly as excited about it as they used to be thanks to dismal fish returns in the Columbia River system—it’s an unfortunate recurring theme for anglers in the region who are...

That guy…

That guy…

We’ve all been there. It’s summer. We’re headed somewhere fishy and the sooner we get there, the sooner we can assemble the 4-weight and hit the water. We’ve squeezed a weekend’s worth of beer and grub into the back of the SUV, and we’re ready to stand knee-deep in a...

Redington Escape waders

Redington Escape waders

First a disclaimer. If I don’t have to wear waders, I won’t. Simple as that. I’d rather wet-wade. But the weather doesn’t always make standing in trout water up to your midsection a practical proposition. Fall, winter and spring in the northern...

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