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We need you: Lower Snake plan won’t return our fish

Comment on the DEIS Alert your elected officials Since reading thousands of pages of a draft Environmental Impact Statement is likely not on your list of activities to do while self isolating, we’re going just to cut to the chase: If you want salmon and...

California certifies Klamath dam removal meets water quality standards

On April 7, the long effort to restore the Klamath River and its once-prolific salmon and steelhead runs passed another major milestone when the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) issued its Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality certification...

Playing the long game

Five years of advocacy on behalf of native fish and wild places in the Gila National Forest

We are TU: Meet Kim McDonald

TU has magic when it comes to attracting great people

‘Red Gold’ turns 12

Red Gold turns 12; you can stream it for free

TU applauds Wyden, Brown for opposition to Jordan Cove project

This week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted 2-1 to approve the highly controversial Jordan Cove Energy Project. The project would include an export terminal in Coos Bay, Ore., and a 230-mile-long pipeline from Malin, Ore., to the export facility on the...


Fish need water — people need jobs

This spring and summer, as legislators in Washington D.C. consider infrastructure investments to stimulate the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, Congress can look to partnerships like that of the Kittitas Reclamation District and Trout Unlimited as evidence of the significant value conservation work brings to communities.

Dave Brandt, fly fishing legend, dies in New York

By Mark Taylor Trout Unlimited has lost one of its legends.  Dave Brandt of Oneonta, N.Y., died on March 26. He was 75.  Brandt was well was a longtime TU volunteer leader, his dedication so above and beyond that he had a chapter named in his honor. He’s one...

Taos Fly Shop family still supporting TU during the outbreak

The Streit family is TU royalty in New Mexico

Help TU help our TU Business Members

Keeping our partners in business matters to us. After all, we’re all in the same boat.

Unicoi Outfitters still going during the outbreak

These members have supported us. Now, it’s time for us to support them because we’re all in the same boat.

Spring Fly Showdown: All hail the Elk-hair Caddis

The king of all flies? Voters choose the Elk-hair Caddis


The spey cast, part one

For some of us long-time trout anglers, the idea of spey casting on trout water used to seem kind of pointless. Who needs to throw that much line, for crying out loud? Well, honestly, you do. And so do I. So, if we don’t know how to spey cast, it’s time we...

Voices from the River

The home float

As the old Toyota truck bounced over the river rocks and headed toward the water I couldn’t help smiling to myself. My brother and I sat together in the cab, our dad behind the wheel. He was dropping us at the river for a day fishing, like so many times before. “You...

Fishing through trying times

A beautiful day on the water can’t be beat. Photo credit: Two Fisted Heart Uncertainty can be trying. Fishing is replete with uncertainty under normal circumstances and can test our patience and resolve. But the entire world is living in much more trying...

Trout Tips

Casting a sink-tip line

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...

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Video Spotlight


TU Family Field Trip: Streamside scavenger hunt

TU Family Field Trip: Streamside scavenger hunt

Thoughts were racing in my mind the other day when I started to panic about how we were going to keep our small children occupied for an undefined period of time thanks to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. It was then, while looking for flour, I thought of it. An outdoor scavenger hunt should be on our list. Scavenger hunts are simple and have been around for generations. It’s one of life’s classic activities. Find something, write it down and move on to the next item. Adults, kids and even crazy bird dogs can easily find entertainment in a scavenger hunt

The TU-Loon Outdoors Spring Fly Showdown

The TU-Loon Outdoors Spring Fly Showdown

The coronavirus outbreak has changed our lives this spring. Here’s a small diversion to take your mind off the crisis for a bit. Right about now, in a normal world, we’d be in the throes of the NCAA National Championship basketball tournament. Many of us would...

Room to breathe

Room to breathe

“Mom, has something like this ever happened to you?” Clara looked up from the snowy tire ruts where she was struggling to keep her cross country skis. “You mean like Coronavirus?” “Yeah.” I immediately thought of Sept. 11, 2001, when the planes flew into the towers,...

The home float

The home float

As the old Toyota truck bounced over the river rocks and headed toward the water I couldn’t help smiling to myself. My brother and I sat together in the cab, our dad behind the wheel. He was dropping us at the river for a day fishing, like so many times before. “You...

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