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Conservation

Senior art project focuses on Snake River cutthroat trout

"It is crucial that as a community and a nation we take care of the land and river that acts as an oasis for this prize fish because if we don’t, we are at risk of losing one of the most beautiful and complex ecosystems. While many rivers have seen a loss in native cutthroat, the Snake watershed has managed to remain as a native cutthroat dominated river, and that is something worth protecting."

Hiking the CDT: A punny and rough start

"The final day, my spirits were low, only 17 miles away from having to write a humiliating post on a failure of a week. We came across a herd of elk, 25 or so, running through the trees. I excitedly pulled up my TU app and jotted down some quick info on them. At least I wouldn't come into town empty handed."

House passes Moving Forward Act

“Clean water and healthy waterways are critical elements of the Nation’s infrastructure system,” said Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited. “They are rightly recognized as such by the ‘Moving Forward Act.’ Today, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we can see that more clearly than ever before. As individuals, we need clean water to wash our hands and to drink. As communities, we need healthy waterways to sustain our farms, fisheries, our recreation, and our economies

Idaho bull trout tagged in three different locations in one year

Bull trout range far and wide within connected river systems.

Time to act: Rare opportunity in Congress

This month in Congress, we have a remarkable opportunity that doesn’t come along very often—a chance to pass major legislation that would put Americans back to work while promising cleaner water, healthier rivers, and rebounding trout and salmon fisheries

The hex hatch

Over the weekend I spent a total of 12 hours fishing. I landed two fish to show for it. It was nonetheless supremely satisfying. And no, I wasn’t fishing for steelhead. About 100 miles north of Lake Tahoe a lovely reservoir lies resplendent, framed by ponderosa pines,...

Community

Senior art project focuses on Snake River cutthroat trout

"It is crucial that as a community and a nation we take care of the land and river that acts as an oasis for this prize fish because if we don’t, we are at risk of losing one of the most beautiful and complex ecosystems. While many rivers have seen a loss in native cutthroat, the Snake watershed has managed to remain as a native cutthroat dominated river, and that is something worth protecting."

Hiking the CDT: A punny and rough start

"The final day, my spirits were low, only 17 miles away from having to write a humiliating post on a failure of a week. We came across a herd of elk, 25 or so, running through the trees. I excitedly pulled up my TU app and jotted down some quick info on them. At least I wouldn't come into town empty handed."

Hank Patterson’s Schwag-a-thon giveaway today

The first-ever Hank Patterson’s Schwag-a-thon giveaway to support independent fly shops and guides around the country during the coronavirus pandemic is today at 6:30 p.m. MT. Over the last several months, anglers who spent at least $100 at a local, independent...

Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy postponed

A few months into the global pandemic, I know that I’m not the only one disappointed by postponed or cancelled plans.   While our team pivoted our organizing and communications work so we can still...

Teachers, staff step up to save trout at Colorado school

By Matt Moskal It’s a heart-warming phenomenon when stress, hardship and tragedy bring people together. Groceries are delivered to elderly neighbors, engineers fabricate ventilators seemingly out of thin air and corporations donate millions to those in need. Even in...

Hiking the CDT: Seven native trout, 3,100 miles, five months

"My hope is the information I gather can be useful to Trout Unlimited as they continue their conservation efforts, especially regarding climate change. I might even get to meet up with TU staff and volunteers along the trail to learn about what’s happening in their different projects. I look forward to reporting in on what I’m learning about the trout and all the water sheds I encounter on the CDT."

Fishing

Finesse dubbing

Using dubbing to craft fly bodies and collars shouldn’t be that difficult, regardless of the material you use in the process. But, for those new to the craft, dubbing can often give them fits at the vise

The Green Drake

Here in the West, the Green Drake is the harbinger of summer. Dependably, our largest mayfly shows up within a few days of the summer solstice, give or take a few days, and, if we happen to get some rain, this hatch can last for weeks

Voices from the River

Cycling to the source of the Eklutna

Cycling to the source of the Eklutna

At the end of May, a crew of spirited friends and I coasted out of Eklutna Lake campground with trimmed packs, tents and miscellaneous items strapped to our bikes, bound for the head of the glacial valley…or at least its vicinity. It was a fresh adventure for all, and for me, the opportunity to witness the East and West Forks of the Eklutna River beyond Eklutna Lake and set eyes on the glacier, where the Eklutna River begins

Teaching Dad

One would think my fishing addiction would be at least partially hereditary, and this is true, insofar as my father’s family fell in love with New Mexico upon first laying eyes on the mountains around the Moreno Valley. My grandfather and his...

Trout Tips

Finesse dubbing

Finesse dubbing

Using dubbing to craft fly bodies and collars shouldn’t be that difficult, regardless of the material you use in the process. But, for those new to the craft, dubbing can often give them fits at the vise

Video Spotlight

Travel

Hiking the CDT:  Seven native trout, 3,100 miles, five months

Hiking the CDT: Seven native trout, 3,100 miles, five months

“My hope is the information I gather can be useful to Trout Unlimited as they continue their conservation efforts, especially regarding climate change. I might even get to meet up with TU staff and volunteers along the trail to learn about what’s happening in their different projects. I look forward to reporting in on what I’m learning about the trout and all the water sheds I encounter on the CDT.”

The Sulphur Klinkhammer

The Sulphur Klinkhammer

The legendary sulphur mayfly hatches on East Coast rivers have likely started for some attentive anglers, and the evening duns will continue to emerge for some time, with the famed bugs coming off wistful cream-colored clouds. But as any angler who has fished the sulphur hatch knows, getting the size and silhouette exactly right is vital — with so many natural bugs on the water, fooling trout with an imitation can be tough

Chugach Electric members, cast your vote: support Eklutna River restoration

Chugach Electric members, cast your vote: support Eklutna River restoration

Chugach Electric Association is wrapping up their 2020 Board of Director Elections and CEA members have a say! If you are a CEA customer, you have the opportunity to vote and help select the two new board members who will lead the member-owned utility. Board members will play an important role in the utilities’ decision making that will help write the next chapter in the Eklutna River’s story since Anchorage utilities are obligated to mitigate, or make up for, impacts of the Eklutna Hydropower Projects to fish and wildlife.

Take a virtual field trip with Trout Unlimited

Take a virtual field trip with Trout Unlimited

“Our field trips were mainly designed for our local students, with a mix of locations and lessons for students between 2nd and 5th grade. In this challenging time, we know all of us can appreciate some beautiful scenery around our Central Oregon streams and rivers, and the soothing sights and sounds that come from experiences in nature.”

Stranded in grizzly country

Stranded in grizzly country

It pays to be prepared, even when you’re just out for a casual drive We’d walked well over a mile down the lonely Forest Service road, well out of the way from the Island Park bustle. The sun was retreating and the mosquitoes had discovered us. And we had a long...

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