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Fishing

  • TROUT Magazine Fishing

    A letter to my daughter

    By Christine Peterson Our feet fall a little to the right on the smooth, gray stones. We sit where glaciers once pulsated slowly over thousands of years. They grew and shrank, grew and shrank, slicing into the rock and earth with each movement, creating this valley and leaving behind a clear, rocky river.  All I…

  • Fly tying

    Tie One On: Rickety Cricket

    Here’s a fly to tie before you hit the new Gold Medal stretch of the Colorado TU is helping create.  This week in Colorado, TU celebrated the groundbreaking of a project that will reconnect a section of the upper Colorado River and, in a few short years, open up a new section of Gold Medal…

  • Trout Talk

    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

    River Safety: 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…