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    New York volunteers spearhead barrier removal projects

    By Tracy Brown Trout Unlimited’s Columbia-Greene Chapter helped to remove two stream barriers in eastern New York, allowing native brook trout and other creek-dwelling creatures to access miles of cold water habitat. One of the projects involved removing an antiquated culvert on the Town of Chatham’s railroad bed, allowing Green Brook (above) to reestablish its…

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    Local Community Helps Improve Stream-side Habitat on the Willowemoc 

    Volunteers help plant trees along Willowemoc Creek at the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum and Center. By Tracy Brown  In celebration of the stunning Catskill fall, volunteers from the communities of Livingston Manor, Roscoe and Walton, N.Y., along with members of Trout Unlimited, recently gathered on the banks of the Willowemoc River to plant trees.   “Fall is the perfect time of year…

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    2018 Was a Wet Blanket

    The fly shop conversation at my last visit was about how few times any of us were able to go trout fishing during 2018 because of all the rain—with stream flows too heavy to allow safe fishing. One friend said that he had not bought a license to fish in some nearby states this year…

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    Just enough

    By Chris Wood Fred’s note was unexpected. He was one of the first TU volunteers I met 17 years ago when he was 78 years young. At the time, I wondered who is this cool cat with the white pony-tail and turquoise rings? His note read, “a few months ago our son, Jon, and his…