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On a fishing trip long ago, we were halfway to our destination on the backroads of the sagebrush sea in southwest Wyoming when I asked my best friend Joe what he had brought in the way of food. He gave me a sharp look and said, “Beer. What else do we need?” That answer seemed…
A sweep for TU Businesses
The Orvis Guide Rendezvous returned after a two-year hiatus, and TU Business members dominated the prestigious Orvis Endorsed awards.
The partnership between Trout Unlimited and the Orvis Company goes back a long way. The birth of the company predates the birth of TU by a century, but the spirit of the two organizations has long been intertwined. The owners of the company, the Perkins family, have a long and proud history of supporting conservation…
TU Business profile: Land of Enchantment Guides
Land of Enchantment Guides has opened a fly shop called the Fly Fishing Outpost in Santa Fe.
Noah Parker and his son Shane Parker-Kast. Really good guys, and really great guides. If you don’t know them, you should. You should fish New Mexico with them. Coming from three generations of fly fishermen, Shane Parker-Kast was probably destined to be a fishing guide. He first went out on his father’s lobster boat when…
The art of conservation – sculptor David Richardson of Colorado Fly Fishing Art
When we talk about fly fishing, there's often a bit of debate regarding whether our pursuit is more art or science. While in the opinion of this author it's a healthy dose of both, for some the pursuit of trout on the fly serves as an irresistible inspiration to create actual art. And by that…
Sawyer Paddles and Oars stands with TU on Lower Snake dam removal
I'd imagine many have heard someone in a fly shop say something along the lines of, "Your fly rod is only as good as your fly line." While I don't know that I've heard it said often, I feel strongly that the same principle applies to the oars rowing your boat. Since 1967, Sawyer has…
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…
Sweetwater Travel stands with TU on Lower Snake
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill At first blush, none of the three Vermillion brothers bear much resemblance to Winston Churchill. They’re taller, fitter and I have yet to see any of them wearing a Homburg hat or travelling with their own stock…