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  • Trout Talk

    Truck-makers: Do we have a deal for you

    TROUT magazine offers one auto company a free ad about fixing a river, not destroying it I’ve seen the ads.  People have been sending them to me. It’s like a bad dream that keeps repeating itself: Trucks and SUV’s plowing through rivers… which destroys rivers… somehow connected to fishing, like that’s all part of the…

  • Special Places Conservation Trout Talk

    Giving Pebble the Boot

    Korkers wading boot supports the next chapter of conservation in Bristol Bay Korkers has designed a limited-edition pair of Devil’s Canyon wading boots with Trout Unlimited in support of permanent and durable safeguards Bristol Bay, and 35% of profits will be donated to TU’s Save Bristol Bay campaign. Purchase yours here. For the past two…

  • Trout Talk

    Is it time to ramp up?

    Yes, our rivers are crowded. Here’s one idea for helping create more space on the water. I don’t know many anglers who would argue against public access. I sure won’t. As more families and individuals discover the magic of fishing—often for reasons far more important than the act of pulling on fish —it stands to…

  • Trout Talk

    Inspired by Fishing: Chaco x Thomas Rhett sandals

    Country music star who loves fly fishing with his family is partnering with Chaco to support TU's mission If you’re looking for a great gift (sure, perhaps even for yourself), here’s an option that checks all the right boxes for any river lover, angler, and/or fan of warm days and great music. Chaco Footwear and…

  • TU Business Trout Talk

    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…

  • Trout Talk

    The truth about fly reels

    Are they fish brakes? Purring music-makers? Works of art? Answer: all of the above. There are two schools of thought on this one.  On the one hand, there are those who think a reel is nothing but a glorified line holder. They don’t see how spending money on fancy disc-drag systems makes any sense at…

  • steelhead The Versatile Angler Trout Talk

    A foray into ‘centerpinning’ for steelhead

    When was the last time you fought a hot 10-pound fish on a reel with no drag? For me, the answer was “never.”

    Another fishing experiment in a lifetime full of them. The strike was surprisingly violent. Really, it was just surprising. How often does that happen? We take a minute off. Or maybe just a few seconds. And boom! In this case I had been flipping the end of the fishing rod in hopes of removing a…