I’m gonna deviate today slightly from the boat rhetoric and throw something out there that is important, incredibly powerful to watch and features one of TU’s own. I think we can all agree that “fly fishing is about so much more than pulling on fish,” like Kirk Deeter says, or rowing a boat (hard for me to admit).
As folks who dig on watercraft, fishing, and obviously lovers of rivers in general I would encourage you to check out the content BUFF is producing called “Anglers Driving Change” in partnership with Flylords.
This from Buff:
“As a brand, BUFF chooses to support organizations whose purpose is making positive change, both to people and the environment. “Anglers Driving Change” tells the stories of those whose purpose in life has taken shape, and through hardship of one form or another found their purpose. A collection of anglers from different backgrounds and stories, but with a common goal: change. These are their stories and the organizations we both support.
Dr. Rene Henery is an expression of all that’s come before him, and all that will follow. From deep behind the battle lines of conservation, Rene invites us to consider what it is that divides us and how we can come together. Alongside Trout Unlimited, he seeks to drive change by protecting the fragile waters of the West through information, education and a shared love for all things wild.
Katie Cahn is the embodiment of perseverance. Through her battle with cancer, she has dedicated herself to finding ways to uplift those fighting similar battles by utilizing her own experiences. Here, Katie walks us through her story of survival and perseverance, and how alongside Casting for Recovery, she embodies what it really means to be an angler driving change.