A brief history of the drift boat
One can make the case that the Catskills of New York are the cradle of American fly fishing. Montana, with the “rivers that run through it,” may be the sport’s spiritual home. But unequivocally, my home state of Oregon is the birthplace of the McKenzie River drift boat—known more colloquially as the drift boat; or…
Behind the TROUT Cover: Tim Romano
Every year, our family takes our summer vacation to my wife’s family camp in the Adirondack Mountains in New York state. For me it’s Shangri-La. Days of barefoot cavorting with my girls in the lake blend into incredible fishing for trout, lakers, smallmouth, landlocked salmon. The human powered wooden boat scene there is incomparable, too.…
In a Native Place
On the Fort Apache reservation, preserving native trout and a tribe’s identity. In the Western Apache worldview, humans share the earth with birds, elk, fish, insects, plants. Water, air, rocks—all are alive. All are part of the community of life here. The land is also full of stories. If you know the stories, say Apache…
From the Editor: Share your stories about daughters, fishing and conservation
Like many others, my own fly-fishing story is influenced very much by women anglers and conservationists.
Thank you for the many notes of appreciation we’ve received for the current issue of TROUT magazine focused on daughters, fishing, and conservation. We’ve probably had more positive feedback on this one than any other I can remember. Kudos to the editorial team, especially to deputy editor Samantha Carmichael, who spearheaded the “Daughters of TU”…
Daughters Several months ago, I noticed a thread on the TU online community that centered around “daughters,” and it really moved me. It moved me, so much, in fact, to think, “Jeez, so, so much of the trout fishing literary tradition is about fathers and sons… grandfathers and sons… we should turn that on its…
Behind the Cover: Daughters
"We caught plenty of beautiful trout and a few whitefish, but my most vivid memories are of Lily enjoying the simplest of things, the way only a toddler can."
You've read a thousand and one stories about fathers and sons fishing. For the summer issue of TROUT magazine, we asked our contributors to turn their attention to the ways we share what we love with our daughters. For the cover, we chose a disarming photo of a girl, Lily Chang, clearly having the time…
Daughters of Trout Unlimited: Beverly Smith
After what amounted to a game of charades, I finally figured out she was talking about false casting with a fly rod. So, on with the sunglasses and hats and watch out, because she’s whoosh-whooshing!
Daughters of Trout Unlimited:Beverly Smith Vice President for Volunteer Operations Whoosh-whooshing I get asked a lot, “What’s your trick? Why do your girls still like to fish?” It’s often small talk so my answer ranges between quips like, “It’s all they know, so they just don’t know to protest.” Or, “Snacks, lots and lots of…