Kids, work, and wild salmon
Raising a family amid a campaign to protect Alaska’s wild fish Author’s note: My story is one of many who have invested in this fight over decades and generations. This is written with gratitude to the entire community of advocates that continue to push back this irresponsible mine. I acknowledge my privilege in choosing to…
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…
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…
Daughters of Trout Unlimited: Hillary Walrath
Daughters of Trout Unlimited:Hillary Walrath Salinity Control coordinator for the Henry’s Fork of the Green River (daughters Aven and Susie) Aven and Susie My husband and I both work for TU in Green River, Wyo. We have two daughters, Aven (7) and Susie (4). I was fortunate enough to have been raised by amazing parents…
Daughters of Trout Unlimited: Donna Marcotte
Daughters of Trout Unlimited:Donna Marcotte CCF Board Member, Land of Sky Chapter Member (mother Marguerite Gutman, daughter Anson) My mother never met an animal who didn’t love her; she was practically Dr. Doolittle. In addition to animals, she loved the outdoors and has felt most rooted to this earth by digging in its dirt. Mom…
Daughters of Trout Unlimited: Maggie Heumann
Daughters of Trout Unlimited:Maggie Heumann Manager of Volunteer Operations (daughter Cricket) If you had told me I would have been included in a TROUT magazine feature with my daughter, as a TU employee, a year ago, I would have laughed. Seven years into marriage, I had (almost) resigned myself to not having kids, which was…