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    Welcome to winter steelhead fishing

    Dean hollered from upstream as a steelhead took his fly, then hollered again a moment later as the fish released it. At another spot Dean had a nice fish on for perhaps a minute, his rod bowed and bobbing. But that steelhead, too, practiced detachment. Welcome to winter steelhead fishing.

    Molly the water dog and Jenny Weis on Oregon's Umpqua River, before everything blew out. By the third day, it seemed a foregone conclusion that at least one of our three-person party would feel the chilly fingers of a stream no longer kept at bay by their waders. The ubiquitous blackberry vines armoring the banks…

  • Climate Change

    Action on climate change moving ahead in Washington

    If you ask anglers across America about changes they are observing in their favorite watersheds, it is a safe bet they can share concerning stories. Lower rivers caused by diminished snowpack, less rainfall and more frequent and intense droughts. Basins ravaged by wildfires and hotter summers that routinely elevate river temperatures above levels suitable for trout…

  • Community

    Fishing Pennsylvania and beyond with Sky Blue Outfitters

    Give Pennsylvania a shot. Fish for trout, fish for smallmouth, fish for carp – but whatever you do, fish with SBO.

    A couple of decades ago, I lived in a neighboring state for a while, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was practically in our back yard.  I loved the place the first time I saw it. Dense timber, ridge and valley after ridge and valley, and in the bottom of every valley, a stream or a…

  • Youth

    Hiking the CDT: Concrete and dust

    By Henry Strawbridge Editor’s Note: The Strawbridge family from Lakeland, Fla., hiked the length of the Continental Divide Trail – all 3,100 miles of it – from Canada to Mexico. Henry Strawbridge, 14, provided updates of their journey to Trout Unlimited as they passed through the historic range of seven native trout species. You can track the…

  • Responsible Recreation

    TU and Forest Service team up for Michigan intern program

    In 2020 Trout Unlimited, in partnership with the Huron-Manistee National Forest, ran a program that employed interns on three Wild and Scenic Rivers.  The interns represented both Trout Unlimited and the Forest Service, informing river users of the regulations, providing information on coldwater resources as well as Wild and Scenic designations and Leave No Trace principles.  Interns were stationed at river landings to check permits (where required) and educate…

  • Community

    TU’s new cutthroat trout face coverings now available

    This past summer Trout Unlimited offered a limited run of special, trout-printed face coverings.  The brook, rainbow and brown trout face gaiters were a huge hit. We all know what comes after a blockbuster: a sequel. Many asked for a cutthroat trout version of our face coverings, and that's exactly what we've delivered. But, as the…

  • Community

    We are TU: Heidi Lewis

    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  The aim of this blog series is to highlight our friends, in…