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Fly fishing

  • Trout Talk

    The lost art of roll casting

    I wonder why we don’t pay more attention to roll casting. I can’t count the number of books written about perfecting loops and the overhead cast, but there’s a lot less on roll casting. This, despite the fact that when I’m actually fishing, I find myself rolling over false casting at about a 3-to-1 ratio……

  • Boats

    Quick tip: How to rehab an old rusty trailer

    One of the trailers was already prepped and ready to go while the other one was dirty and had surface rust covering most of it. We remove the wheels, I then hit the rusty one with a sander

    This tip came to me from newly found friend Cody Richardson. You may know Cody from his incredibly creative use of license plates to make customized fish art. Apparently he's a bit of a boat head too, and definitely knows his way around a shop. This past weekend, he made use of some fancy Sherwin-Williams…

  • Trout Talk

    Choosing a rod is about the flies, not the fish

    I had always assumed that an angler chooses a fly rod based on the type of fish they wanted to chase. Turns out, that’s not exactly true.  Sure, a 5-weight is probably still the gold standard “trout rod,” but that has less to do with fighting the fish, and more to do with the range of…

  • Trout Talk

    Is ‘destination marketing’ bad for our fishy resources?

    Oh, those innocent little hashtags. I’m in Vermont at the annual Outdoor Writers Association of America’s annual conference, and I just stepped out of a session about how writers, communicators and influencers can work with destinations to promote the activities at those destinations to encourage readers and viewers to take the plunge and take a…

  • Public Lands Month

    Roundtable: Our favorite public lands

    The Caribou National Forest, Idaho. Chris Hunt photo. Editor’s note: In celebration of Public Lands Month, several TU anglers are showcasing their favorite public lands fishing and hunting destinations. America’s public lands are our national treasure — places that have storied histories for all people, from Indigenous Americans to modern-day hunters and anglers. Keeping them…

  • Community

    Buckle up. Trout Week is coming

    Join Trout Unlimited and Flylords for a week of celebrating our favorite fish and our work to keep their waters healthy. From Sept. 25 through Oct. 2, we'll bring you dozens of ways to connect — from virtual conversations with important names in conservation and fishing to in-person opportunities to get your hands dirty and…