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What 2020 holds for restoring Alaska’s Eklutna River

it’s shaping up to be a busy year ahead in the pursuit to restore salmon runs on the Eklutna River. Here are some standouts from 2019 and what to keep on your radar for 2020.

Casting a sink-tip line

Sinking and sink-tip lines are great for getting flies down deep in the water column where the big trout eat, but they can be a pain to cast and then recast. First, these lines are heavy—hundreds of grains, for the most part. Second, they don’t really allow for...

Trout and Trees: restoring Michigan’s streambanks

By Matthias Bonzo Last year TU began to implement a project we’re calling “Trout and Trees.” Funded by a grant from the USDA State and Private Forestry – Landscape Scale Restoration Initiative, the project seeks to improve near stream (riparian) habitats coupled with...

Make some time to fish with Reel ‘Em In Guide Service

A lot of people use the Trout Unlimited calendar. And no wonder, it’s a beautiful publication and a great tool for keeping your life organized. Maybe you use it yourself. But I bet not many of us use it as hard as James Bradley at Reel ‘Em In Guide Service in Ellijay,...

Corded Midge Larva

Winter midge fishing is at its peak here in the West, and I’m always amazed at how big trout will take the tiniest bugs this time of year. In that spirit, Tim Flagler offers up his Corded Midge Larva, a diminutive midge tied on a tiny size 24 hook (which...

Clean Water Rule Update: January 2020

Final rule announced; what it says and what comes next. Final Rule Announced.  On January 23rd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced a final “Waters of the U.S. Rule.”  This rule replaces a 2015 Rule,...

The Salmon Superhighway

On the north coast of Oregon, six major river systems make some great potential fish recovery.

Skating big dries for big trout

Evening is when big browns do the most damage.

Conservation

Trout and Trees: restoring Michigan’s streambanks

Trout and Trees: restoring Michigan’s streambanks

By Matthias Bonzo Last year TU began to implement a project we’re calling “Trout and Trees.” Funded by a grant from the USDA State and Private Forestry – Landscape Scale Restoration Initiative, the project seeks to improve near stream (riparian) habitats coupled with instream habitat work to provide as complete restoration to a degraded site as possible.   Work sites are carefully selected and must show a need for both areas of restoration. The riparian restoration is usually planting native trees, shrubs and grasses, often in areas when landowners mow up to the edge of the river...

Fishing

The Whitewater

It’s that time of year again… the annual Fly Fishing Film Tour is likely coming to a theater near you, and the films’ trailers are out and about for general consumption. Here’s one, as an angler and a conservationist, that ought to capture your...

Voices from the River

On Break

I find little shame to admit That even with all the bustle of the year I can’t but help to glance longingly backwards To the time where we were all –Just a little– On break. Back when lights twinkled in windows And meals felt sumptuous And everything...

Trout Tips

Casting into the wind

Casting into the wind

The wind is considered by many to be among the biggest challenges fly fishers face on a consistent basis. And, to some extent, that’s entirely accurate. A strong headwind can turn an otherwise perfect day on the water into something significantly less enjoyable....

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Everyone needs a tune-up

Everyone needs a tune-up

Most of us who have fly fished for years–decades, even–are likely self-taught casters who have learned the craft over many moons of trial and error. Casting becomes an intuitive activity, with alterations done to meet certain requirements on the water. ...

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Video Spotlight

The Whitewater

The Whitewater

It’s that time of year again… the annual Fly Fishing Film Tour is likely coming to a theater near you, and the films’ trailers are out and about for general consumption. Here’s one, as an angler and a conservationist, that ought to capture your...

Travel

Mark and his dad

Mark and his dad

Mark looks different, but the same. Twin swatches of grey hair above his ears. Still fit, his full mane of hair—something he, his Dad, and older brother, David, share—maybe thinning just a tad. His eyes are red.  Mark was maybe my best friend in college. He was a...

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Beavers in heaven

Beavers in heaven

By Bradley Thornton Riffee We crept up a beaver creek on a cool fall day filled with nothing but sunshine. The colorful leaves in all their glory brightened our world as we set out to find our native brook trout friends patrolling their mud-packed ponds. Dragonflies...

On Break

On Break

I find little shame to admit That even with all the bustle of the year I can’t but help to glance longingly backwards To the time where we were all –Just a little– On break. Back when lights twinkled in windows And meals felt sumptuous And everything...

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