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Fly fishing

  • Trout Talk

    Is it time to ramp up?

    Yes, our rivers are crowded. Here’s one idea for helping create more space on the water. I don’t know many anglers who would argue against public access. I sure won’t. As more families and individuals discover the magic of fishing—often for reasons far more important than the act of pulling on fish —it stands to…

  • TU Costa 5 Rivers Fishing

    A passion, a hobby, an art, a sport

    At TU's Costa 5 Rivers Meetup in Wisconsin, students learn why fishing and conservation go hand in hand Editor’s note: Student anglers recently converged on Wisconsin’s Driftless region for a weekend of fly fishing, camaraderie, and volunteerism at the Trout Unlimited Costa 5 Rivers Midwest Meet-Up. The following article was written by Linnea Turner for…

  • TU Business

    FishSki Provisions

    FishSki is dedicated to producing great food for the great outdoors.

    On a fishing trip long ago, we were halfway to our destination on the backroads of the sagebrush sea in southwest Wyoming when I asked my best friend Joe what he had brought in the way of food. He gave me a sharp look and said, “Beer. What else do we need?” That answer seemed…

  • Trout Talk

    The truth about fly reels

    Are they fish brakes? Purring music-makers? Works of art? Answer: all of the above. There are two schools of thought on this one.  On the one hand, there are those who think a reel is nothing but a glorified line holder. They don’t see how spending money on fancy disc-drag systems makes any sense at…

  • Trout Talk

    Can we be done with “ripping lips” already?

    I was talking with some long-time friends the other day during a social hour at the International Fly Tackle Dealer trade show in Salt Lake City, and the conversation inevitably wandered into our latest fishing adventures (surprise, surprise).  “We had the best time on the Green the other day, we absolutely destroyed ’em…” said X.…

  • Trout Talk

    This is the golden rule of trout fishing

    Watch what the river does, and what the fish do. They’ll tell you how to go about your fishing, much better than any guide, or YouTube video, or book or magazine article ever will.

    Some people are just “fishy." Among anglers, that’s tall praise. You probably know what I mean. You’re out for an afternoon on the river with friends, and it’s a pretty average day. But for some reason, Susie is catching fish left and right, while everyone else is struggling. The consensus: “That Susie is fishy!” The…