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Fly fishing

  • Community Fishing

    The restorative power of rainbows and reindeer dogs

    The annual Armed Forces Appreciation Fishing trip has been fostering connections and community in Alaska since 2018.

    Building community, one fishing trip at a time Some situations serve as a catalyst for community. When conditions are right, they turn strangers into friends, forging deep bonds in a matter of hours or days. For many anglers and outdoor lovers, sharing a day on the river is one of the best ways to get…

  • Fishing

    An angler’s bucket list

    Later in life, a new credo beckons: Get out early and often

    Later in life, a new credo beckons: Get out early and often When I ran a fly shop long ago, I fell into the habit of buying flies on the store discount instead of tying my own. Perhaps not a bad move for someone with my ham-handed tying skills, but since my favorite patterns don’t…

  • Boats

    Equipment matters

    Don’t cut corners with your safety device.

    Editor’s note: The float season has begun. The first oar stroke has likely been taken. We’ve shoved off into the flow of the known and inherently the unknown. As rivers go, the formula is simple. There’s one direction to go. What happens between boat ramps is up to you. With that, we at Trout Unlimited…

  • Fishing

    For a change, try the ‘Technique Slam’

    Instead of raking runs over and over, with the hope of landing different species sheerly through attrition, I’ve pivoted to a new goal—the “technique slam.”

    Can you meet the challenge? Two weeks on sabbatical, and I’ve been, well, fishing my butt off. I’ll be honest. I embarked on this break with the goal of hoping to reconnect with the feelings of why I so deeply love this fly-fishing fascination in the first place. Been a little jaded by the crowds,…

  • Fishing

    Striper hunting in steelhead country

    TU’s Wild Steelhead Initiative shifts into turbocharge—and takes on a voracious predator Oregon’s Umpqua River features some of the most famous salmon and steelhead waters in America. It’s an amazingly productive watershed by almost any measure. Trout Unlimited volunteers and staff have worked hard to keep it that way. I tested this productivity on a…

  • TU Business

    TU Business: Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge

    Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge has twice been selected as an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year. That’s a prestigious honor, awarded by people who know the ins and outs of running a lodge.

    At Trout Unlimited, we do all kinds of events. We do everything from the barbecue after the river cleanup to big blowouts like the upcoming CX3 in Portland, Maine. And we’re pretty fussy about where we do them, because a big part of any event is the location. The first law of event planning (or…