Trout Magazine

  • Trout Talk

    Caption this photo, win a new RIO fly line

    Fishing dogs are rare animals, and Poppy, the old English bull dog muzzling a freshly caught Idaho carp in the snapshot above is, for the record, not a fishing dog. Not yet anyway. I'm in possession of the greatest fishing dog ever — Phoebe — who responds to finger snaps, walks trout streams loyally by…

  • Community

    The blue and gold love browns and rainbows

    The Trout Unlimited Service Partnership recently hosted Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy Fishing and Conservation Club for a day of fly fishing at Maryland's Big Hunting Creek. Supported by volunteers from TU's Potomac-Patuxent, Northern Virginia, and National Capital chapters, equipment from TU Business Partner District Angling, and one heck of a barbecue lunch courtesy…

  • Community

    Guide Relief Program up and running in Montana

    Having worked for Trout Unlimited for 16 years and been an active part of the fly-fishing world for almost twice that long, I’m never surprised when good people in the industry step up when their friends and neighbors are in need. A little more than a year ago, as the pandemic truly set in and…

  • Trout Talk

    ‘A fair curve from a noble plan’

    Need advice… “gonna build me a boat.” My whole life has been shaped by water. If I’m not on water… on a lake, or an ocean, or especially a river… riding the currents and such, I get downright cranky. I’m still like a baby that needs rocking. I also consider Guy Clark to be among the…

  • Trout Talk

    The benefits of remote work

    This may sound a bit tone deaf, and my sincere apologies if that’s the case -- circumstances impact all of us differently. But working remotely, thanks largely to the coronavirus outbreak, is not without its benefits.  I know a lot of us are itching to get back into the office and resume “normal” as soon…

  • Boats

    A floating hot tub, snow-kayaking and a real paper canoe

    When your life revolves around the fishing industry, creating boat content for a conservation organization, and maintaining a few too many boats of your own, you come across some pretty funny and entertaining stuff on the internet. This week I thought I'd share what I've stumbled across recently. Enjoy! The first is just genius. It's…