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Fishing

  • Community Fishing

    The restorative power of rainbows and reindeer dogs

    The annual Armed Forces Appreciation Fishing trip has been fostering connections and community in Alaska since 2018.

    Building community, one fishing trip at a time Some situations serve as a catalyst for community. When conditions are right, they turn strangers into friends, forging deep bonds in a matter of hours or days. For many anglers and outdoor lovers, sharing a day on the river is one of the best ways to get…

  • Fishing

    An angler’s bucket list

    Later in life, a new credo beckons: Get out, before you can't.

    Later in life, a new credo beckons: Get out early and often When I ran a fly shop long ago, I fell into the habit of buying flies on the store discount instead of tying my own. Perhaps not a bad move for someone with my ham-handed tying skills, but since my favorite patterns don’t…

  • Boats

    Equipment matters

    Don’t cut corners with your safety device.

    Editor’s note: The float season has begun. The first oar stroke has likely been taken. We’ve shoved off into the flow of the known and inherently the unknown. As rivers go, the formula is simple. There’s one direction to go. What happens between boat ramps is up to you. With that, we at Trout Unlimited…

  • Trout Talk

    For a change, try the ‘Technique Slam’

    Forget about 'how many?' and 'how big?' Instead, try this antidote to the tired pursuit of same ol', same ol'.

    Two weeks on sabbatical, and I’ve been, well, fishing my butt off. I’ll be honest. I embarked on this break with the goal of hoping to reconnect with the feelings of why I so deeply love this fly-fishing fascination in the first place. Been a little jaded by the crowds, the commercialism, and all that…

  • Trout Talk

    Five degrees of stupid

    How not to catch trout while fly fishing.

    How not to catch trout while fly fishing The other day, I started a three-month sabbatical, which is a super-cool benefit of being a Trout Unlimited employee for 10 or more years, but what it really means is I’m planning on fishing my butt off for several weeks (and maybe writing another book in the…

  • Boats

    River Safety: Know where the safety kit is

    Editor’s note: The float season has begun. The first oar stroke has likely been taken. We’ve shoved off into the flow of the known and inherently the unknown. As rivers go, the formula is simple. There’s one direction to go. What happens between boat ramps is up to you. With that, we at Trout Unlimited…

  • Community Featured Fishing

    Simms Head Coach

    What happened when the Montana fishing gear manufacturer took on mental health amid a global pandemic Anglers know that fly fishing can be a mental health salve to help get through the crazy times, but in recent years the fishing gear company Simms has taken it one step further to help build mental resiliency for…