Tag

gear

  • Special Places Conservation Trout Talk

    Giving Pebble the Boot

    Korkers wading boot supports the next chapter of conservation in Bristol Bay Korkers has designed a limited-edition pair of Devil’s Canyon wading boots with Trout Unlimited in support of permanent and durable safeguards Bristol Bay, and 35% of profits will be donated to TU’s Save Bristol Bay campaign. Purchase yours here. For the past two…

  • TU Business Community

    MothBear Outfitters

    One of the best parts of my job at Trout Unlimited is working with young, emerging companies. Typically start-ups owned and managed by young people, these companies are making the fly-fishing business exciting. Often, they see conservation as an integral part of the business from the outset. Making good is part of the business plan,…

  • Trout Talk

    Inspired by Fishing: Chaco x Thomas Rhett sandals

    Country music star who loves fly fishing with his family is partnering with Chaco to support TU's mission If you’re looking for a great gift (sure, perhaps even for yourself), here’s an option that checks all the right boxes for any river lover, angler, and/or fan of warm days and great music. Chaco Footwear and…

  • 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…

  • steelhead The Versatile Angler Trout Talk

    A foray into ‘centerpinning’ for steelhead

    When was the last time you fought a hot 10-pound fish on a reel with no drag? For me, the answer was “never.”

    Another fishing experiment in a lifetime full of them. The strike was surprisingly violent. Really, it was just surprising. How often does that happen? We take a minute off. Or maybe just a few seconds. And boom! In this case I had been flipping the end of the fishing rod in hopes of removing a…