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  • Community From the President

    Why are we here?

    What would happen if TU went away?

    After I graduated college, my older brother, John, introduced me to a friend who was a Jesuit priest. At the time, I was a somewhat aimless ice-cream factory worker and an assistant high school football coach. One night after dinner and drinks with my brothers and me, Father Donald asked me three questions. “Chris, what…

  • From the President

    TU’s Chris Wood to essential workers: Free TU memberships to all

    A special 'thank you' to America's essential workers

    TU President and CEO Chris Wood offered free Trout Unlimited memberships to every essential employee in America last week as a "thank you" for putting themselves in harm's way during the coronavirus outbreak. In addition to offering free one-year memberships to essential workers, TU is also giving memberships to emergency personnel, first responders and those…

  • From the President

    Mayflies making a difference

    Helping foster kids find a home on the water

    My friend, Billy, visited Middlebury College in Vermont, when we were seniors at St. Peters in Jersey City. I will never forget his reaction when he returned. “Cows! Chris, there are cows. Cows everywhere!” For a 17-year-old kid from North Bergen, N.J., cows were as foreign as trout are familiar to a fly-angler. Billy ended…

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    Fishing, TU and the pandemic

    If your email inbox looks like mine, almost every organization you have ever worked with, joined or “liked” has sent you a note this week about the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19.   It’s a sign of how thoroughly this crisis has swept across all of American life. Trout Unlimited is rooted in communities of…