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    We are TU: Jake Bliss

    Jake Bliss serves as the president of his local Lackawanna Valley Chapter in Pennsylvania, the second consecutive chapter president under the age of 30. Prior to that he led his college Keystone Creekwalkers club, affiliated with the TU 5 Rivers Club program, and has consistently been an unabashed advocate for empowering more young leaders within…

  • Trout Talk

    Are you keeping more secrets these days?

    I think I’ve come full circle on the whole “secret fishing spot” argument. I’ve written three guidebooks over the years, with the intent of helping anglers enjoy the public lands resources here in Idaho and in nearby Yellowstone National Park. I also made a little money for the work, and I feel like I earned…

  • Featured

    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…