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  • Boats

    How to keep your fishing boat quiet

    There are many considerations when getting into a boat. These obviously include safety, comfort and logistics. This list goes on and on, but the one thing anglers need to think about that other boaters do not, is noise. It's is a much bigger problem in hard boats versus rafts, but these quick tips can work…

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    Trout as bait?

    I dusted off the old baitcaster, and rigged up some crankbaits, swimbaits, poppers and such, and am waiting patiently for ice-out. Where I live, pike love to eat trout, pretty much to a fault

    When you can count 55 anglers on the Eagle River (Colorado) as you drive a stretch of I-70 less than 10 miles long… on a weekday… in mid-March… and you consider what the situation might look like midsummer… it’s probably a good idea to be thinking about a “plan B.” In my case, plan B has…

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    You gotta believe

    I’ve spent years writing magazine stories, even books, focused on tips to help anglers be more successful. Been all over the world… caught fish beyond my wildest imagination… seen things I never thought I’d encounter, and I rubbed shoulders along the way with some of the best anglers on the planet. I’ve been very lucky.  The…

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    AFFTA’s Bulis steps down

    It may not be considered remarkable news when the head of an industry trade association steps down, but for fly fishers across America, this one's different. Ben Bulis, president of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association for the past nine years, announced his resignation this week. Bulis helped rejuvenate AFFTA, working to first save the…

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    Mending line when indicator fishing

    One has to wonder if fly fishing would have enjoyed such a defining renaissance if Norman Maclean's father, a Presbyterian minister, was a nymph angler rather than a "purist" dry-fly fisher. Presumably, the good minister would have passed down the art of nymphing to his sons, choosing to abandon the romance associated with dry-fly fishing.…

  • Trout Tips

    Tom Rosenbauer helps us understand mayflies

    Understanding the mayfly life cycle will help you catch more trout

    Mayflies. We all love them. We all fish them. But do we understand them? Orvis' Tom Rosenbauer, in association with the folks at The New Fly Fisher, notes that entomology has probably discouraged more would-be fly fishers from diving into the sport than we might ever know. But, he also says, it doesn't take a…

  • Community

    We are TU: Pauline Ellis

    I don’t believe that any of us are “average TU members." Each of us have much to offer. Take a chance. Reach out. Share your passion

    We care about clean water, healthy fisheries and vibrant communities. We roll up our sleeves to volunteer, we sit on our boards, and we strategize as members and leaders of staff. We want you to join us.  For a discounted first-time membership, click here: https://gifts.tu.org/we-are-tu  Pauline Ellis' nomination said that she'd recently picked up fly fishing and…