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Kara Armano

After inheriting the fishing bug from her dad at a young age, fly fishing has taken a central part in Kara's life for over 30 years. It has taken her on incredible journeys both in her backyard of southwestern Colorado and around the world chasing anything that swims. It has allowed her to form deep bonds with friends and family and most importantly, it has allowed her to get through cancer with some sense of grace. She continues to strive to be an advocate for cold water fisheries and tell stories that inspire others to protect our precious lands and waters.

  • Trout Talk

    Are you ready for the F3T?

    March 10 can’t come soon enough.   The Fly Fishing Film tour, otherwise known as F3T, provides a time when I can’t wait to sit in front of a screen. While the snow still flies in Colorado, I revel in films that whisk me away to far-off adventures. I can drool over beastly fish. I get my adrenaline pumping with insane footage, and this year, we can do all this from the…

  • Voices from the river

    Sighs of relief

    Do you make your sighs of relief audible? I sure have been lately.   Snow is currently falling in Southwest Colorado and it is piling up. Ahhhh. I can breathe a cautious sigh of relief for the trout in our watersheds. I can nearly hear the trees and plants sigh for the water nourishing their roots.   On a personal note, I’m…

  • As Colorado Legislature kicks off, here are bills we’re watching

    Trout Unlimited is known for its rock-rolling work where we are often found wearing waders and making rivers and streams better for trout and salmon, and of course, anglers. But we also spend plenty of time in our finest attire in the halls of state and federal legislative buildings advocating for smart water policies, protecting public lands and funding allocations to…

  • Advocacy

    TU is keeping tabs on important bills before the Arizona Legislature

    With Arizona’s legislative session ramping up, here is a look at some of the bills we are watching and how we’ll play both offense and defense to advance our goals of conserving, protecting and restoring our coldwater fisheries and their watersheds

    An Apache trout from Arizona.

    Trout Unlimited is known for its rock-rolling work where we are often found with our waders on making rivers and streams better for trout and salmon, and of course, anglers. But we also spend plenty of time in our finest attire in the halls of state and federal legislative buildings advocating for smart water policies,…

  • Voices from the river

    What do trout hear?

    I get lots of questions about trout, but many of them come this time of year. The sunlight shows itself for short periods, and the nights are long and cold. Seeing ice on riverbanks and entire lakes frozen over, people begin to think about what happens to the species that swim under their surfaces.   What…