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Nick Halle

Nick works out of Missoula, Montana as Trout Unlimited's Volunteer Operations Coordinator. If he's not at his desk you're sure to find him with his…

  • TU Business

    Umpqua Feather Merchants: a company with steelhead in its DNA

    "Removing the Lower Snake River dams is a move to make sure that steelhead and salmon can reach their native waters and continue to inspire generations to come. They are simply too important not to remove a giant thorn in their side."

    Umpqua's Russ Miller watches a wild steelhead put on a show. - Photo by Noah Thompson When a company is named after one of the most iconic steelhead rivers in the Pacific Northwest, it’s probably a safe bet that the folks working there have some connection to those magnificent fish. As evidenced by the above…

  • Fly tying

    The Clark Fork Crayfish

    With summer's unusually high temperatures impacting trout water across the West, consider chasing smallmouth and largemouth bass that are much more suited to warming waters than trout. Both predatory fish love to eat crayfish, and here's a great pattern that will move big bass from cover. Check it out. https://youtu.be/CKWmCvlvfzQ

  • Fly tying

    Tying Jake’s Blackout Stone

    One of the earliest stonefly hatches is likely about to start on some fabled trout streams in the West. The skwala stoneflies — a dark, greenish-gray bug — should be about ready to pop in rivers like the Bitterroot, the Blackfoot and others in western Montana, and other rivers throughout the region can claim hatches…