Walt Gasson

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    Aventuron is a big player in small business support for TU

    This little retail outdoor shop in a city of 50,000 midway between Milwaukee and Green Bay punches way above its weight when it comes to selling great gear and supporting great conservation.

    I didn’t know much about Sheboygan, Wisc. I had the vague idea that it was in the eastern part of the state on Lake Michigan. I knew that Carl and Kathryn Martens, the owners at Aventuron, had been great TU Business Members for some time. But I didn’t know how great. This little retail outdoor…

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    Alaska Wild Caught Seafood is a labor of love

    You may remember Matt Luck as the commercial fisherman who became a champion for our efforts to oppose the Pebble Mine and TU’s “Save Bristol Bay” campaign. You may remember him as the guy who built Pride of Bristol Bay, a company that made conservation part of their business plan to support those efforts. But…

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    Fishing with the pros at Tactical Fly Fisher

    One of the things that I love most about fly fishing is the continuous learning that’s involved. No matter how much you learn about it, there’s always someone who can teach you something. If you’re willing to listen and try new things, you can always get better at it. And once in a while, you…

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    Fishing with an advocate at Montana Angling Company

    Max Yzaguirre is the real deal. And we’re grateful he’s a TU Business member.

    We have TU Business members in pretty much every sector of the economy. By no means are all of them are directly fishing related. There are insurance companies, wealth management companies, construction companies and more. But as we all know, the heart and soul of our business are the guides, outfitters and fly shops. They’re…

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    Fishing Pennsylvania and beyond with Sky Blue Outfitters

    Give Pennsylvania a shot. Fish for trout, fish for smallmouth, fish for carp – but whatever you do, fish with SBO.

    A couple of decades ago, I lived in a neighboring state for a while, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was practically in our back yard.  I loved the place the first time I saw it. Dense timber, ridge and valley after ridge and valley, and in the bottom of every valley, a stream or a…

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    Keeping it real at The Reel Life

    Truth: I love northern New Mexico. I love the people, the culture, the history and the food. I love the fishing. You may think of the Land of Enchantment as a desert state — parched, bone-dry country where a fish has to take an Uber to find place to swim. Not so, my friends, not…